The last several days my phone is annoying me. It rings. I answer. Either no one is there or I get a busy signal or some “mechanical” voice says “Good-by.” Why is this happening?
I use my answering machine to screen the calls when this starts happening. (Just now there was another one of those Good-by calls.) Since I signed up for the No Call list some time ago, I don’t understand how this can be happening … unless these are computer generated calls that just dial “random” numbers until they reach a useable one.
At any rate it is very annoying. I have a phone for my convenience and resent being hassled this way. If these were what I consider legitimate calls, the caller would leave a message so I could call them back. That doesn’t happen. If I could figure out who is doing this, I would report them to the No Call folks.
Another thing which is getting on my nerves lately is repeated calls from some diabetes group. I’ve told them I don’t want to talk to them … repeatedly. A few days go by and they call again. One sure tipoff is that the person making the call has an accent. I realize they are probably some immigrant just trying to make a living but I do wish they’d take my name off their call list.
Does this happen to you? How do you handle it?