True, but what you are talking about has no "easy" solution.Lord Vader wrote:A white list can be quite problematic itself when one has a LOT of people who call him/her for legitimate reasons.
You pick from say 100 whilelisting of 10,000 blacklistings.
Ooma just enabled wildcard blacklisting viewtopic.php?f=9&t=15436&start=0#p108297
For me, I had 247 blacklist entries today.....using a more conservative approach, just combining same NPA-NXX (at least and most of the time, combining entries with same NPA-NXX or Area Code-Exchange and like 1st digit subscriber number), I got my entries down to 197. Also, I can now block most invalid phone numbers using 0* and 1* entries (phone number starting with 0 or 1). In case I am blocking some numbers that I shouldn't be, I set the treatment to "voicemail;" now, waiting for entry level treatment option and enhanced blacklist manageability.
Now, my blacklist only has 149 entries.
Note: in case a legit Toll Free calls me, I have the Personal Blacklist treament going to voicemail.
I've got my free 2nd number on my Premier service. I also have an additional number for "business" purposes (that's one of the $4.99/mo. numbers). If I blacklist a number or a range on one number, does it apply to all numbers, or do I have to blacklist a number specifically on my secondary or tertiary account? One of the main reasons I ask is because when I moved last summer, I kept my old number, which used to be my primary one but is now my free secondary number, and switched my old secondary #, which is now the area code in which I live, to be my primary number. I often receive unwanted calls to my old primary (again, now secondary) #.
I hope I haven't confused everybody by now.
I've added wildcard blacklist entries to block those area codes that I know I won't usually get legit calls from (and deleted relevant explicit blacklist entries having to do with these area codes).
Here is what I have now (all redirected to VM):
- Wildcard entries to block all Toll Free calls (5 entries).
- Wildcard entries to block most area codes that I blacklisted before and I don't usually get legit calls from (about 50 entries).
- Wildcard entries that are more explicit for neighboring/local area code numbers that I blacklisted before (at least area code + exchange and then plus 1st digit of subscriber number in cases).
- Wildcard entries to block most invalid numbers (0* and 1*).
- Outside of what the above covers, explicit blacklisted numbers.
For those who want to block every number out there, all you need is 10 entries (0* through 9*)
But you probably don't want to block all numbers in area codes near you.
Something different I noticed...although call logs show 10 digit numbers for these spam calls, my callerid device is showing the numbers with 2 leading 1s "11" then the number. Anyone else having this?