This companies enable the scammers and such to set up random 800 numbers or any extension they like and use software to auto call you. Lately a few companies trying to call me forgot to change the call ID to the standard 800 Service they have been using and left the 800link in the caller ID so it make it a bit easy to track them down. A number of people on the web called the 800link and they have been getting complaints but said they can not do anything about it they suggested calling your local phone companies and opening complaints and have them investigate the companies making these calls. This company knows exactly what is happening and who is doing it and they can care less.
Some other people got to talk to humans behind these scam companies and asked them to take them off their call list and all they do is hang up or tell you they will not and say they will just keep calling, which they obviously do.
Having a 256 block numbers is not going to help since they will just use some random number which is no on our list. Not sure how you block these folks unless ooma takes our private lists and adds these numbers to their lists
Are you saying that Ooma reps are badgering you to order premeire service? First I recall hearing that they do that.fojaei wrote:Was just about to pull the trigger on buying premium service today after being harassed for months by telemarketers, but stopped because I realized there is no wildcard or toll-free call blocking option. Implement this feature and I will sign up.
As to blocking toll-free numbers, what do you really mean? Blocking them as a group? First of all, I don't know if there's any way to detect that an incoming call is toll-free to the initiator, and second of all, why would you want to do that, thereby blocking any Ooma and other VOIP calls?
But agree, wild cards, for both name or number, would be a huge plus.
Premier Service (I was not expecting to do this, but I love the Premier features)
Panasonic KX-TG4024 (w/ 4 handsets)
Customer since November 2010
Internet access: FiOS 15/5
Panasonic KX-TA624 Digital Hybrid System
Huh? You can do it exactly that way from the call log. Just click on the circle/slash icon at the right, next to the gear icon, and you can immediately add the number to your blacklist. In fact I've never done it the manual way.bobbo wrote:You know it would be nice if from the Dashboard one could check their Missed and Recent calls and, if desired, click them to add to the personal Blacklist without having to go to Preferences and access Blacklist then manually add the number(s). Jus' sayin'!
I'd like to be able to send some people to voicemail, while others are totally blocked. For example, my chatty cousin can get four rings and voicemail, but the telemarketers get the disconnected message. I can think of other uses too. There's four options in the Blacklist, why not four Blacklists?
A good alternate might be selective "We're not home" service to particular numbers.