Robocalls. I suppose when the politicians started getting buried by Robocalls is when something started working toward a solution.
Here is one article of several I have read lately.
Anyway, I have finally found relief from these annoying calls. I used to answer the phone and cuss these callers out. Or toy with them. Basically, I just tried to be as rude as I could be. I would push #2 if I did not want to be called. They still kept calling. Nothing worked. The calls just kept coming, until............
I am NOT ready to claim 100% success and maybe it is just some sort of coincidence but about 3-4 weeks I changed my approach to handling these annoying calls. Now, when my phone rings and it was a number I do not recognize, instead of letting the call go to voicemail and instead of cussing out the poor bastard on the other end, what I started doing was to just push the on-off button on my iPhone twice in quick succession. The first button push kind of answered the call and the 2nd button push hung up on the call. This is the only thing I started doing different. And I noticed that about 2 weeks after I started doing my double-button push that the calls quit coming.
Right now that I am getting about 1 call a week. I do not know if my double-button push is having anything to do with the calls fairly well going away, but it has been peaceful since I started doing this.
No guarantees. But it does not cost anything you to try and if it works, you can come back and thank me later. If it doesn't work? Hey, I tried.
I am still scratching my head to think that something this simple may have taken me off of the list of numbers to call.
I am sure enjoying peace and quiet. Give it try.