Even if the Do Not Call list falls short, there are steps you
can take to minimize unwanted calls.
A popular solution is third-party call-blocking apps or devices.
These services, like Nomorobo, imp, and RoboKiller, use
algorithms to identify and block spam calls.
Some are free, while others require a subscription. If you're
getting calls on a landline, you might consider a call-blocking
device that can screen and block calls.
Another approach is to use features provided by your phone
service provider. Companies like
offer call screening and blocking services, some of which are
included with your plan at no extra cost.
They also provide guidance on how to block specific numbers on
your device. Additionally, reporting unwanted calls to your
provider can help them improve their call-blocking technology.
Finally, remaining vigilant about who you give your number to
can reduce the likelihood of receiving unwanted calls. Be
cautious when signing up for online services and read the fine
print to avoid inadvertently permitting calls.
Combining a careful approach to sharing personal information
with effective use of technology and services makes it possible
to significantly reduce the volume of unwanted calls, providing
a more lasting solution to the problem.