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Robo-Calls

cjmst3k

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
3 out of 4 calls (or more) are robocalls at my shop. We have a basic phone (phone + answering machine).

Is there a system ("Press 1 for framing, press 2 for art") which I can get? I assume all robo-calls would be stopped by this.
 
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cjmst3k

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Does Grasshopper work with an existing number? Anyone calling my current number would be routed thru Grasshopper? Or only thru a new number? A new number would unfortunately be not practical for my purposes.
 

cjmst3k

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
How does Phonetray work and how much does it cost snafu?
 

FramerInTraining

MGF, Master Grumble Framer

tedh

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
I use Ooma, which screens known spammers. Voip.
 

artfolio

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
I dunno about using a robo answering service to beat robo calls. I hate it when I ring an organisation and get the canned voice with the press this, press that litany. It depersonalises the whole experience and is not what I expect when calling a small business like a picture framer.

The only time I allowed my answering machine top pick up was when I wasn't there or was involved in a long consultation with a customer or rep.

Better I hang up (savagely) on a few robocalls than subject my customers to automated answering.
 

snafu

MGF, Master Grumble Framer
How does Phonetray work and how much does it cost snafu?
It's just an app that runs on my pc. I can block any number or range of numbers and play them any message I want.
It cost $29 no monthly fee plus a fax modem $36 if you don't have one.
 

David Waldmann

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
I can block any number or range of numbers and play them any message I want.
That wouldn't work for me. Lots of the robocalls we get are (well, appear to be) from local exchanges.
 
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