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Quest cannot offer a feature to block solicitors from getting through on home phone. Is there any way, other than caller I.D. & not answering when they call?

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There are other ways, besides the Do Not Call list that screen calls either actively or passively.

Here's a link to s summary of products. I don't endorse the web site, but we have used some of the products.

http://www.privacycorps.com/products/

In most cases, it's probably easier to just let the answering machine screen the calls.

Carl

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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    Carl Navarro Sep 29, 2008

    It's a real gamble to answer questions like this because someone may hate the answer and drag the overall ratings down. I spent at least 5 minutes on the answer and drew from my years of experience with blocking calls.



    What suggestions would you have needed to rate the answer higher? There is no magic "let's read the customer's mind and block telemarketers from ringing the phone" You already found that out with Qwest.



    This is the best answer you've had so far and now, the only one you're going to get. In the future you won't even get my answer.



    Just so you know....



    Carl

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