AT&T, Spectrum, and DirecTV ought to be shot off the face of the Earth for having a business model that supports sign-ups by spam call.
The telcos were supposed to do something about it by July, but it’s worse.
A spoof CallerID I got today was “Lab Corp.” Last week I got one that said “Sentara” (a hospital chain). Both of those you might have a real need to talk to if you were involved.
While at it, block India from the world telephone system for running the sleazy back-end call centers.
That’s why my outgoing voicemail message says this:
They will leave their info and I can call them back if it’s important. It’s worked well for years.
That’s generally a good practice. On my work phone, mostly I have to answer unless it’s very obvious.
At least things like MyChart are making it better for getting doctor info unless an emergency. I did have a spammer interrupt the call waiting on an emergency call when I was getting help for someone. It caused me to have to ask for repeats on the instructions. It was stressful.
Yeah, the work phone is indeed another matter.