Nomorobo helps block scam calls

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 We’ve talked about this helpful service before but it never hurts to mention it again and go over any changes to the site. . A service called Nomorobo can actually stop robocalls and spam texts before they get to your phones. It works on traditional landlines, Internet landlines, and smartphones. Best of all, it’s free for voice-only landlines.

Start by clicking here to visit the site.

Nomorobo blocks calls by using a simultaneous ring, which means your number will ring to more than one phone at a time. When the first phone picks up, the ringing stops. When a NomoRobo number is set as one of those phones, it can use their highly sophisticated software to screen the call and pass legitimate calls on to you. If it’s an illegal robo-call, the service hangs up and you never get the call.  With this service enabled, you do need to wait for the second ring to answer the call.

The service came about when creator Aaron Foss won a Federal Trade Commission contest to develop solutions to telephone spam. He initially tried to offer the tech to phone carriers, but they weren’t interested. So, he decided to start his own company, using the simultaneous ring feature offered by many phone services.

Nomorobo is free for home landline users, but there’s a fee for businesses and other organizations. Places like EMS services are willing to pay for the service to keep their lines from being clogged by robocalls.

To begin, click the Get Started button. I noticed right away that they offer this service for both Landlines and Wireless Carriers! Landlines are free, but wireless carriers cost $1.99 per month per device. There’s also a $4.17 per month plan that offers even more protection.

Once you get started, choose between a smartphone, Internet landline, or traditional phone landline.

Once you choose which service you use, select your carrier.

If you don’t see it at the top, check the drop-down list.

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If your carrier does support it, Nomorobo will send you an e-mail that will provide you with the steps you need to set up the service. Clicking the link they’ve provided will take to the registration form, where you’ll enter your name and create a password. It will auto log you in, and you’ll need to click the blue Click Here to Get Started button. Then you’ll just follow the steps to add your phone lines!

2 thoughts on “Nomorobo helps block scam calls

  1. Can’t complete setting up the program. OK through “Availability” but I get no e-mail with steps to set up service, ie. registration form etc.

  2. I’ve used NOMOROBO for several years and love it. Works great especially around election time. There are days when we never recieve phone calls or we’ll get single ring that’s that. I even decided to pay $1.99 a month for my smart phone, works great there too.

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