Best way to stop calls from withheld numbers?

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Found 8th Jul
Any simple way to prevent calls getting through which are withheld or unknown?

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Think bt have a screening process you can opt in for but I've noticed alot of the nuisance PPI had an accident blah blah blah calls now use a variety of numbers to get through.
Are you looking for solution on Landline or Mobile?
Landline: Call Guardian service either via BT or TT, or via combination of Call Guardian enabled handset + incoming caller ID.
Mobile: too many apps to mention!
We've had a lot of dealings with both the NHS and the council regarding an elderly relative recently and both organisations deliberately withhold their numbers - so annoyingly we've been having to answer calls we would normally just ignore!
Disconnect the land line and use a mobile .
If you're on an Android phone there is an option for this in the settings
pricesavvy2 h, 23 m ago

Are you looking for solution on Landline or Mobile?


Landline
SCuboid13 h, 49 m ago

Landline


Repeat of suggestion from post 2: Call Guardian that requires unknown callers to announce themselves before the user's phone will even ring (that defeats the auto - dialers and the cold callers with no time to waste), and the user can listen to the caller's announcement before deciding to accept the call or ignore. Expanded explanation and sample handset(s) at hotukdeals.com/com…937
Van19738th Jul

We've had a lot of dealings with both the NHS and the council regarding an …We've had a lot of dealings with both the NHS and the council regarding an elderly relative recently and both organisations deliberately withhold their numbers - so annoyingly we've been having to answer calls we would normally just ignore!


Is not their fault. The callers don't have control over showing their number as it is managed by the cisco system.
gcmarcal13 m ago

Is not their fault. The callers don't have control over showing their …Is not their fault. The callers don't have control over showing their number as it is managed by the cisco system.


I agree that it is not the individual caller - but someone has decided that it must be like that. Not very clever!
gcmarcal9th Jul

Is not their fault. The callers don't have control over showing their …Is not their fault. The callers don't have control over showing their number as it is managed by the cisco system.


The "caller's" management has a choice to specify / adopt / use a system that does not alienate its customers.
Van19738th Jul

We've had a lot of dealings with both the NHS and the council regarding an …We've had a lot of dealings with both the NHS and the council regarding an elderly relative recently and both organisations deliberately withhold their numbers - so annoyingly we've been having to answer calls we would normally just ignore!


"Call Guardian"-enabled handset / service requires callers to introduce themselves prior to caller's phone actually ringing. In my experience, organisations such as NHS / council / legitimate callers are generally comfortable announcing themselves, but problematic for callers using recorded messaging systems.
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