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I am getting an increasing number of these malicious calls that seem to high-jack my Cox Telephone service. I am subjected to a very loud harassing alarm sound throughout my house from my answering machine and my three hand sets. This must be an FCC violation. Please use the following URL to listen to the last one I recorded from my answering machine.
Please advise on how I can stop this.
If you are currently subscribed to selective call rejection, you can block that call from getting in.
Allan - Cox Support Forums Moderator
I have tried to do so by using the *60 #01# on my telephone dial pad but since the call ID is unknown that does not work. Were you able to listen to the .mp4 recording of the call that I posted the link to? It sounds like something more than just the annoying sound is going on with these calls.
Not much you can do about "unknown" calls. AFAIK Cox has a feature called anomous call rejection, which blocks a call if the caller ID is set to "Private", as in blocked by the carrier, but it doesn't block phone calls of people/things calling in with NO caller ID or missing caller ID data. This is because some people (Doctors offices, governmental offices, correctional facilities, etc) don't have caller ID attached to their lines, so the feature would block them too. TBO other providers have newer systems that can block those types of calls, but Cox does not. Oddly enough, the Cox Business feature by the same name (anom. call rejection) CAN be configured to block "Unknown" callers, so there is hope Cox residential will get the feature too with the upgrades talked about coming. Fingers crossed
Thank you WiderMouthOpen - (What a moniker!) for the additional information and background. I would really like to see the ability to block "Unknown" ID callers. This brings me to another question. I receive some calls with the caller ID as "Private". Are "unknown" and "private" caller ID's handled the same? I ask because my nephew's caller ID shows as "private".
Inland said:(What a moniker!)
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