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Let's Ban recorded phone calls.

Updated on August 26, 2014

I'm in the shower when the phone rings. It may be my sister calling about our dying mother, so I wrap a towel around me and rush to the phone. I hear a recording that starts off “Hello Seniors”. I hang up.

A half hour later, in the midst of cooking, the phone rings again. Maybe this time it really will be my sister calling. I turn off the burners and move quickly to the phone. Now, I hear a recorded “Don't hang up”, which I immediately do.

After I finish cooking and am just starting to enjoy a hot meal, the phone rings. This time, I take my time getting to it. It is another recorded message. This one wants to warn me – something about the FBI.

During the rest of the day I will answer the phone to a few more sales calls. One will be for remodeling, another for solar power, then carpet cleaning, and air conditioning. This pattern repeats almost daily. I try not to be too unpleasant with these callers. Annoying as telemarketers are, at least it is honest work - for the most part.

I understand the importance of marketing – I made my living in advertising. But I think .“Robo Calls” should be outlawed.


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    • PurvisBobbi44 profile image

      PurvisBobbi44 3 years ago from Florida

      I can relate to be anxiously waiting for an important call and then a recording starts talking; now it is mostly political recording. I do not answer these calls---well really I screen all my calls before I answer.

      Bobbi Purvis

    • Becky Katz profile image

      Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      To stop sales calls, check out this site. National Do Not Call Registry: They have all of the information to block them from calling.

      The robo calls are the most annoying. They call you and don't even have the courtesy to be on there, so you can tell them off. I also hate the calls that ask you to wait for an available operator. If you want to talk to me, be on the phone when I answer. Otherwise do not bother me.

    • Jackie Lynnley profile image

      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I never pick up these calls. They can tell when you are home by answering plus whatever other info they can pick up and pass on or sell. After awhile they give up. I did hear awhile back some number you could call to prevent these calls; but I have no info on it or even sure it is true but perhaps someone will know who reads this.

      So sorry for your sadness and pray there will be only good news for you.