Using Call Blocking Software
You may have surely encountered unwanted calls; these calls are from solicitors, telemarketers and even from people that you don’t want to talk to as well. Nowadays, you can effectively block specific phone numbers through a call blocking software installed on your PC using a caller ID capable modem.
Some call blocking software may work simply by blocking numbers or calls you include in a list. You can further make this more efficient by adding the time of calls you want to be blocked. However some advanced call blocking software can do more than this; by simply downloading software to block calls from the web you can have:
• Pre-recorded messages to hang up unwanted callers. If you have a voice modem installed, you can record your own voice message to tell the unwanted caller to never call again. Your phone will ring once to signal that a call is being blocked by the software.
• Advanced call blocking software can even send an email message to an email account, an Internet capable mobile phone or tablet immediately after receiving an unwanted phone call. You will be notified anywhere you are that you have received a call from an unwanted number along with the caller’s name, number and the date and time of call.
• Unwanted calls are announced through a text-to-speech system. You can easily tell that the call is unwanted and is being blocked through an incoming call tune.
• Call blocking software may have an easy to access call icon on your computer’s desktop to signal you that there is an unwanted call. Some even smarter software can dial missed calls that were not answered through a feature that you need to initially set up.
Although your landline phone may be capable of a call blocking feature, you may need to register through your phone company and of course this feature is not free. It will also not guarantee all unwanted calls to be screened since some unwanted numbers are unknown to you.
If unwanted solicitation or telemarketing calls are your concern, it is better to call your phone company or register your number at the National Do Not Call Registry at https://www.donotcall.gov/ . This is a free service to use.
Finally, if you want to stop other numbers to call you like your past acquaintances, talk to them outright and tell them what you want. This may be the most effective call blocking feature that you will ever use.