So my question is: has anyone dropped Premier and, if so, did you find your robocalls increased enough to got back to paying $10/month?
Before you drop premier be sure to check out all the services you will be losing. Besides, what can you get for ten bucks today?
I had the opposite experience; my spam volume plummeted this year. Either my call blocking suddenly became much more effective, or a lot of spammers just stopped calling me. I can't tell which though, because Ooma doesn't log blocked calls. My biggest problem with NMR has been too many false positives, so I had to divert blocked calls to voicemail instead. I don't know whether spammers would still count that as confirmation of a valid number. Some legitimate callers (and MFA-bots) need to talk to a real human though, so when I'm expecting a call from a new number, I often have to disable NMR, until I can add that number to my Contacts. Organizing Contacts into groups helps with the clutter.lmacmil wrote:It seems the call blocking efficiency has dropped significantly since I originally signed up.
I don't rely solely on NMR though; I add to my block list any spammer that calls more than once, or leaves a voice mail. With enhanced Caller-ID, I can block calls by name, and with the available pattern filters, I can block a range of names and numbers, (for example, generic "City, State" names, or "neighbor spoofing" numbers). I set up two separate numbers, with two different ring-patterns: a private number for trusted friends and family, and a public number for everyone else. I ported the public number from my old carrier, so that's the one that spammers know about, and the one I use as my default outgoing number. When I travel, I can forward my private number calls to a different number, or to my Ooma mobile app, while my public number calls can keep going straight to voicemail. I couldn't do any of that without Premier.
I also don't post my number in publicly accessible forums. Why make it easier for spammers to find it?Neil wrote:Recently, the spammy calls have increased as a percentage of all calls.