Go Back   Wireless and Wifi Forums > Cellular Communications > US Networks > alt.cellular.verizon
Register FAQ Forum Rules Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Advertise Mark Forums Read

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-07-2008, 06:54 PM
John
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Nuisance Call- University of Phoenix

I am getting 4 to 6 calls per day from University of Phoenix (602 387 8787).
It seems this nuisance calling is prevalent since Googling the tel # is how
I found who the caller was,

Any good ideas on how to stop these calls? I am reluctant to call because I
doubt they'll direct me to the office of origination.



Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-07-2008, 07:15 PM
Steve Sobol
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Nuisance Call- University of Phoenix

On 2008-03-07, John <me@myhome.net> wrote:
> I am getting 4 to 6 calls per day from University of Phoenix (602 387 8787).
> It seems this nuisance calling is prevalent since Googling the tel # is how
> I found who the caller was,
>
> Any good ideas on how to stop these calls? I am reluctant to call because I
> doubt they'll direct me to the office of origination.


Are they robo-dialed calls? If so, UoP is in direct violation of a 1991 law
that prevents automatically-dialed calls to devices where the recipient pays
for the calls.

Also, get your phone numbers on the national Do Not Call list - it seems to
work. Include your cell phone numbers. Numbers stay on the national list for
five years.

UoP are slimebags.


--
Steve Sobol, Victorville, CA PGP:0xE3AE35ED www.SteveSobol.com
Geek-for-hire. Details: http://www.linkedin.com/in/stevesobol


Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-07-2008, 07:52 PM
John
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Nuisance Call- University of Phoenix

Thanks for the suggestions. Just out of curriosity, is there any way to
block calls on a Moto V710? That seems a much easier way for instant
relief.


"Steve Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
news:slrnft38ih.aq3.sjsobol@amethyst.justthe.net.. .
> On 2008-03-07, John <me@myhome.net> wrote:
>> I am getting 4 to 6 calls per day from University of Phoenix (602 387
>> 8787).
>> It seems this nuisance calling is prevalent since Googling the tel # is
>> how
>> I found who the caller was,
>>
>> Any good ideas on how to stop these calls? I am reluctant to call because
>> I
>> doubt they'll direct me to the office of origination.

>
> Are they robo-dialed calls? If so, UoP is in direct violation of a 1991
> law
> that prevents automatically-dialed calls to devices where the recipient
> pays
> for the calls.
>
> Also, get your phone numbers on the national Do Not Call list - it seems
> to
> work. Include your cell phone numbers. Numbers stay on the national list
> for
> five years.
>
> UoP are slimebags.
>
>
> --
> Steve Sobol, Victorville, CA PGP:0xE3AE35ED www.SteveSobol.com
> Geek-for-hire. Details: http://www.linkedin.com/in/stevesobol
>




Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-07-2008, 10:26 PM
Steve Sobol
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Nuisance Call- University of Phoenix

On 2008-03-07, John <me@myhome.net> wrote:
> Thanks for the suggestions. Just out of curriosity, is there any way to
> block calls on a Moto V710? That seems a much easier way for instant
> relief.


You can always see if you can find a silent ringer, and assign it to their
phone number.



--
Steve Sobol, Victorville, CA PGP:0xE3AE35ED www.SteveSobol.com
Geek-for-hire. Details: http://www.linkedin.com/in/stevesobol


Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-08-2008, 01:20 AM
clifto
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Nuisance Call- University of Phoenix

Steve Sobol wrote:
> On 2008-03-07, John <me@myhome.net> wrote:
>> Thanks for the suggestions. Just out of curriosity, is there any way to
>> block calls on a Moto V710? That seems a much easier way for instant
>> relief.

>
> You can always see if you can find a silent ringer, and assign it to their
> phone number.


There is indeed a "none" selection for ringer. Set up a directory entry for
that telephone number and select ringer "none" for it; it doesn't exactly
block the call but you don't get hassled by the ringing.

--
If only there was a Republican running for President of the United States.

Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-08-2008, 01:23 AM
Stevey
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Nuisance Call- University of Phoenix

Actually, the law was recently changed and numbers stay on the
do-not-call list forever.

"John" <me@myhome.net> wrote:

>Thanks for the suggestions. Just out of curriosity, is there any way to
>block calls on a Moto V710? That seems a much easier way for instant
>relief.
>
>
>"Steve Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
>news:slrnft38ih.aq3.sjsobol@amethyst.justthe.net. ..
>> On 2008-03-07, John <me@myhome.net> wrote:
>>> I am getting 4 to 6 calls per day from University of Phoenix (602 387
>>> 8787).
>>> It seems this nuisance calling is prevalent since Googling the tel # is
>>> how
>>> I found who the caller was,
>>>
>>> Any good ideas on how to stop these calls? I am reluctant to call because
>>> I
>>> doubt they'll direct me to the office of origination.

>>
>> Are they robo-dialed calls? If so, UoP is in direct violation of a 1991
>> law
>> that prevents automatically-dialed calls to devices where the recipient
>> pays
>> for the calls.
>>
>> Also, get your phone numbers on the national Do Not Call list - it seems
>> to
>> work. Include your cell phone numbers. Numbers stay on the national list
>> for
>> five years.
>>
>> UoP are slimebags.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Steve Sobol, Victorville, CA PGP:0xE3AE35ED www.SteveSobol.com
>> Geek-for-hire. Details: http://www.linkedin.com/in/stevesobol
>>

>


Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 03-08-2008, 05:43 AM
Larry
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Nuisance Call- University of Phoenix

"John" <me@myhome.net> wrote in
news:i4hAj.1444$DT3.1241@bignews3.bellsouth.net:

> Any good ideas on how to stop these calls? I am reluctant to call
> because I doubt they'll direct me to the office of origination.
>
>


Whatever number they tell you to call, call it, preferably from Skype so
they cannot get your telephone number.

Drag the call on and on and on as long as possible. Ask really stupid
questions about what they are trying to tell you. The object is to keep
them on the phone as long as possible.

When the person you're talking to is about to hang up on you, say something
like, "This could all have been avoided if you hadn't kep calling my
cellphone number in clear violation of FCC telecom rules your company knows
very well is a violation of Federal Law. Would you like to take my number
off the cold call databases, or shall I keep calling back every few hours
for more fun and games?"

The calls stopped after my first call and haven't returned.....(c;

Boy I can ask some really dumb questions when provoked....hee hee.

Skype gives everyone 000-123-4567 for your caller ID...even the 800
spammers and government bureaucrats.


Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 03-08-2008, 03:38 PM
Diamond Dave
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Nuisance Call- University of Phoenix

On Sat, 08 Mar 2008 06:43:55 +0000, Larry <noone@home.com> wrote:

>Skype gives everyone 000-123-4567 for your caller ID...even the 800
>spammers and government bureaucrats.


But if you have a Skype In number, you have a real phone number that
can be dialed, just like any other.



Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 03-08-2008, 05:53 PM
Larry
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Nuisance Call- University of Phoenix

Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in
news:f7g5t31vgd7bgbs8c6imev093a8ek9bcl2@4ax.com:

> On Sat, 08 Mar 2008 06:43:55 +0000, Larry <noone@home.com> wrote:
>
>>Skype gives everyone 000-123-4567 for your caller ID...even the 800
>>spammers and government bureaucrats.

>
> But if you have a Skype In number, you have a real phone number that
> can be dialed, just like any other.
>
>
>


I was referring to calling THEM to respond.

NOONE ever calls my Skype In number because it's not in a number block of
telephones. The number block of the local Skype In numbers is the same as
many companies use for dialup modems. So, this number block isn't on the
autodialers at the spammers' boiler rooms.

My London, England number gets the occasional wrong number because it's one
number off from the Hook and Nail Pub, somewhere. I wouldn't do anything
to stop those calls for the world! "No, Geoffrey isn't here, now.", I say
in my best South Carolina Southern drawl. Obviously, I'm not who she was
calling, and they always ask where I'm located. When I tell them, there is
the initial panic as BT must charge 10 pounds sterling per minute to call
the USA from a landline, but after I tell them it's my London number they
calm down and we have a lot of phone phun swapping stories, Geoffrey soon
forgotten...(c;

I was gonna drop my London number when it was $60/yr, but with Skype Pro
it's only $24/yr and I've gotten lots more than that entertainment value
out of it. Besides, it's on my business cards, now...(c;


Reply With Quote
Reply


« FreeUP | Retention and Sprint's new plan »
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Call For Papers with Extended Deadline: WORLDCOMP'08 (comp. sci.,comp. eng., and applied computing conferences), July 2008, USA A. M. G. Solo comp.security.misc 0 02-28-2008 05:52 AM
Call for Participation: ASIACRYPT 2007 raphaelphan.crypt@gmail.com comp.security.misc 0 11-15-2007 08:22 AM
Call For Papers: SECURECOMM 2007 Alcaraz Tello comp.security.misc 0 02-14-2007 08:30 AM
PAP2 and Trixbox sandsandeep VOIP 1 12-20-2006 05:41 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:16 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45