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The Telecom Digest for October 27, 2012
Volume 31 : Issue 250 : "text" Format
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Re: Voter surveys difficult due to cell phones (T)

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Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 00:17:17 -0400 From: T <kd1s.nospam@cox.nospam.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Voter surveys difficult due to cell phones Message-ID: <MPG.2af3d8d7538e3a5989dc8@news.eternal-september.org> In article <MPG.2af09d12df9f68ab989dc7@news.eternal-september.org>, kd1s.nospam@cox.nospam.net says... > > In article <iauv78ljk12tv96c4o6f7pt5uqncjum86j@4ax.com>, > PeteCress@invalid.telecom-digest.org says... > > [Moderator snip] > > > As it is now, all my phones are on both state and fed no-call lists, I > > work at home, as a practical matter I have to answer every time the > > phone rings because it might be a client needing help. > > > > I'm writing software, so every time I have to answer the phone > > the little house of cards I have in my mind goes "Poof!" and > > after the call it takes a couple of minutes to re-create it. > > > > I'm getting at least a dozen telephone solicitor or robo calls a > > day...DNC lists notwithstanding... > > > > I'm right on the edge of being a single-issue voter on this. Not > > quite... but disturbingly close. > > It's even a problem on cell phones lately. I just installed the Android > app called BlackList - with it the phone never rings if your number is > in the list. > > Now if I could only do something about the spam texts. > > Or more that irks me - the text message I got from my carrier - in > Spanish no less. > > ***** Moderator's Note ***** > > How does "Blacklist" work? Can it be used on any Android-based phone? > > Bill Horne > Moderator Yes Blacklist works on any Android phone. You simply go in, it can pull up your call log and from there you can tell it to block numbers.
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