Old Dog Learns New Trick

Now that the Federal Government has allowed the cold call solicitation of cell phones, and once again created a completely worthless item; The National Do Not Call  Registry , once again we are forced to deal with the problem ourselves.

Some cell providers offer, for a fee of course, the ability to block specific numbers. Some high end phones have the same feature built in to their software.

For those of us still using basic phones or if like me you are just to cheap to pay for this kind of service there is a simple fix.

Most of even the basic phones allow you to set individual ring tones for your contacts. Using that feature, set the cold caller as a contact with junk or some other descriptive name, then choose the no ring option for the ring tone.

They can call all they like but you’ll never hear it. And since like any other business their resources are limited they will eventually drop your number from their database. Then simply delete the contact if you need the space in your address book.

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