Why isn’t Cox part of the group of telecom companies working to end robocalls?
It has been in the news the past few days that attorneys general from all 50 states and DC are working to combat robocalls with the new technology available and to offer free blocking features to all...
combat robocalls with the new technology available
I didn't hear anything about new technology. All I heard was starting to trace calls. With IP spoofing, VPN servers and US Gov't having no jurisdiction overseas with court orders, good luck with that. Besides, would my AG need me to answer the call to trace it? I'm not doing that.
I don't receive calls from the same number twice. It's always one-time local calls from VA, MD and DC. Thousands of them. Repeat offenders would be easy to block...but there are no more repeat numbers. This "combat" will just be another Do Not Call Registry fiasco.
The problem has gotten to a scale where they had to pay lip service to doing something with the call rate being nearly 151 million calls daily- enabled by the collective refusal of service providers and government to furnish meaningful protections people have gotten well beyond fed up.
It's not as though we're being taken very seriously though... take for instance advice nuggets offered from on high right here. Post a discussion about spoofed number robocall scammers and the likelihood that the official advice would be to register with the DNC list and/or file a complaint.
The history of non-meaningful response on all levels has me beyond skeptical that any changes in the landscape will be anything beyond cosmetic gestures designed to fool a gullible public that something is being done when those in a position to address the problem couldn't possibly care less.