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Holy crap

2016-09-22 14:25:13.345318+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

Holy crap, these IRS scammer calls are out of control. Land line and cell phone, even with Sonic's nomorobo on the land line.

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#Comment Re: Holy crap made: 2016-09-23 18:19:37.336296+00 by: Bunny

I'd probably dump our landline, but right now I have it call-forwarding to my cell and I block scammers on the cellphone. Problem is, I've had that number for thirty years or more, and everyone in the Western World has that number in their records. I can't imagine the myriad places I'd have to change the number, unless I can carry that number (AT&T) over to my Verizon cellphone. Originally, we had to have basic landline service to get DSL, but that has since changed. I probably need to not be so lazy and look into changing over the number. I have a bad case of the what-ifs, though. What if there's an emergency and my cell isn't charged? What if I lose it, which I've never done, but what if? Let's face it, I'm a Luddite.

#Comment Re: Holy crap made: 2016-09-23 18:08:15.451731+00 by: Larry Burton

Charter did that to us (bundling phone service with internet). We didn't have to take the phone service but Internet service was $2 cheaper a month with it than without it. $2 is $2 so we took the phone service and I connected the phone line to an old fax machine with no paper. Once the introductory pricing expired I was able to drop the phone service without it affecting our bill.

#Comment Re: Holy crap made: 2016-09-23 11:06:38.745752+00 by: DaveP

I dropped my landline back in 2013. Tore the wires down and removed the demarc in 2014 after high winds damaged them.

Getting cable internet from Comcast isn't great, but it isn't horrible as long as things are working, and I only have to call them once a year to get back to my "discounted" service. I also only answer the cell if I know the calling number. Most scammers / telemarketers (but I repeat myself) don't bother to leave voicemail. And things are much calmer in election years, as politicians don't have to obey the Do Not Call lists.

At this point, I just wish I'd dumped my landline about a decade earlier.

#Comment Re: Holy crap made: 2016-09-22 23:46:19.293583+00 by: Dan Lyke

We could totally drop the land line, but it comes with our Internet, and for whatever reason still have a phone and answering machine hooked up to it.

#Comment Re: Holy crap made: 2016-09-22 18:32:16.123506+00 by: Larry Burton

When actual phone calls to me that I wanted to take dropped off to nothing and the only calls I was getting on my landline were robocalls that was the moment I realized I didn't need a landline anymore.

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