Unwanted Calls Solution Comparison Chart

 

Outline and Disclaimer

How To Deal With

Unwanted Calls & Do-Not-Call Registries

  1. Unwanted and uninvited, harassment, telemarketing or obscene calls disturb the tranquillity of private life. On the other hand, strict Do-Not-Call regulations impede legitimate business. To strike a balance, there are various approaches. The following is a compilation of available solutions.

    1. Retail Product for individual to stop Unwanted Calls
    2. Phone Company (LEC) Service to manage Unwanted Calls for consumer
    3. Network Service for industry to utilize Do-Not-Call Registries
    4. Law, Regulation and Do-Not-Call Registry

  1. Initial content of this comparison table is based on our best interpretation of marketing and sales material available in the public domain. To ease the effort in making comparisons, expressions that might be uniformly applied to most cases are used, instead of specific terminologies preferred by respective providers.

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Appendix: Abbreviations and Acronyms

ICM: InComing Message: voice message that a caller left on a TAD

IXC: Inter-eXchange Carrier, also known as long distance telephone company

LEC: Local Exchange Carrier, also known as local telephone company

MSRP: Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price, a reference price established by manufacturer of a product or service for calculating discounts, commissions, etc. through the distribution channel

OGM: OutGoing Message, the voice announcement on a TAD that greets a caller

Ring Chirp (˝ Ring): Partial or very short ringing sound produced from the ringer of a telephone set

SIT: Special Information Tone, a series of three tones preceding a LEC voice announcement that a disconnected telephone number has been reached

TAD: Telephone Answering Device, a telephone accessory device that plays OGM upon detecting ringing, followed by recording ICM from a caller

Unwanted Calls Solution  Comparison Chart

Product/Model State/Service Provider Address Websites (Vendor/Dist.) Telephone Price How it works Respond to a Call - Unwanted Caller - Desired Caller Phone Rings on Unwanted Calls Extension Phones Remarks
                       
A. Retail Product for individual to stop Unwanted Calls      
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Call Screener CallMeNot, LLC 3945 South 500 West, Salt Lake City Utah 84123 www.callmenot.com (800) 860-8465 $49.95 Auto-answer & play SIT tones Play a stored msg, wait 5 sec. and hang-up. Press '1' to abort the message and ring through Y not mentioned about supressing ringing. Plays message to every call. Disconnect after 5 rings.
Easy Hang-Up / B 1143 Phonex Broadband Corporation 6952 High Tech Dr. Midvale UT 84047 www.phonex.com /

www.seniorshops.com

(800) 437-0101 $15.95 You must answer the ringing. Press a button on Easy HANGUP to play a stored MSG, then hang up. ------------ Y not mentioned about supressing ringing. US Pat. No. 5,029,198
PhoneButler / QVC E26447 Morgan-Francis Inc. 2222 Second St. Ft. Myers FL 33901 www.phonebutler.com 

  www.qvc.com

(888) 628-8537 $23.64 You must answer the ringing. If it is a telemarketer, press * key and hang up to play a stored msg then auto-disconnect. ------------ Y not mentioned about supressing ringing. US Patent No. 6,269.152 Appears to have unsolicited wide media coverage; probably the oldest product circa 1995(?7)
PreFone FILTER PreFone Integrated Products PO Box 888105, Grand Rapids MI 49588 www.prefonefilter.com (800) 662-5865 $119.95 Auto-answer; Play a stored msg; then hang-up. After repeated MSG 3 times, it will ring the telephone. while playing msg, press '5' key to ring through (Ring Chirp) Suppresses ringing. A ring chirp may leak through occassionally. Auto-disconnect after 8 rings to the phone.
Private TIME / PT1000 Command Communications, Inc. 7025 South Fulton Street, #120, Englewood CO 80112 www.command-comm.com (800) 288-3491 $79.95 Auto-answer with a pre-recorded greeting. The greeting may include announcement that asks the caller not to call again. If caller dials an acceptable privacy code (upto 4 digits), the call rings through to the phone. (Ring Chirp) not mentioned about supressing ringing. ------------
Quick Hang-Up / #43-147 RadioShack (Local Stores) www.radioshack.com (Local Tel. No.) $19.99 You must answer the ringing. Press PLAY button and hang up the phone to play a prestored MSG then disconnect. ------------ Y Does not supress ringing. 8 Sec. Digital announcement
Screen Machine Spectrum Research 2055 Wood Street, Suite 202, Sarasota FL 34237 www.theatersound.com

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www.privacycorps.com

(877) 857-3484 $59.97 Auto-answer with a professional voice to …. Advise telemarketer not to call. Direct friends to dial 5 to ring through. (Ring Chirp) not mentioned about supressing ringing, but mentioned "Bring a silent end to …" ------------
Telezapper Privacy Technologies, Inc. 7005 Cochran Road Glenwillow OH 44139 www.telezapper.com 

 www.privacytechnologies.com

(800) 373-6290 $49.95 When you or your answering machine picks up the phone, the TeleZapper emits a special tone. The special tone fools the calling computer into thinking that your number is disconnected. All manually dialed calls go through. May "zap" calls from organizations, such as charities, etc., using predictive dialers. Y Does not supress ringing. US Pat. No.: 5,920,623 Plays SIT at all OffHook events. Avaya reports that this device has absolutely no effect on their Mosaix Predictive Dialing System. (www.mosaixusergroup.com/avya_ssb116.htm). CR Software says its Mercury Dialer has "Nothing to Fear" http://www.crsoftwareinc.com/documentation/news_letters/2001_03.pdf, Pg. 12.L18
TriVOX / VN100 Avinta Communications, Inc. 756 San Aleso Avenue Sunnyvale CA 94085-1445 www.Avinta.com 

www.Amazon.com

(800) 277-1782 $69.95 Utilizes an external answering machine as Auto-Attendant (AA) to greet the caller. The OGM can be very "innocent". If no acceptable number is received, the caller can leave a message on the AA. If the number dialed by the caller matches with Ext. No. preset on the unit, the phone behind it rings. N Does not supress ringing. (See Remarks for details.) US Pat. No.: 5,596,631 Use second TAD for personal voice messaging. Extension telephone setups: A. Turn off ringer, B. Use one VN100 per location.
                     
B. Phone company (LEC) Service to manage Unwanted Calls for consumer *** Based on Caller-ID ***
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Alabama (AL) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone won't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
Alabama (AL) / Privacy Director BellSouth (Local Telco Business Office) www.bellsouth.com (800 753-3320 $5.95/Mo. Intercepts unidentified caller and request caller to record a name. After hearing caller's name, call can be rejected. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. "Complete Choice" for $34.00/Mo.
Alaska (AK) / Selective Call Acceptance ACS (Local Telco Business Office) www.acsalaska.com/local_service/residential/services.stm (800) 478-7121 $3.50/Mo. Only let calls from the preselected list to ring through. Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Selective Call Reject for $3.50/Mo.
Alaska (AK) / Selective Call Acceptance GCI (Local Telco Business Office) www.gci.com/calling/loc_feat.htm (800) 770-7886 $3.75/Mo. Only let calls from the preselected list to ring through. Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. (How many numbers on the list?) Also, Selective Call Rejection for $3.50/Mo.
Arizona (AZ) / Call Blocker SBC-Telecom (Local Telco Business Office) www.sbctelecom.com (877) 430-7228 ($?.??) Caller not on list hears a MSG saying you are not accepting calls. Phone won't even ring. Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 specific numbers. Can add the last number called to the list.
Arizona (AZ) / Caller ID with Privacy + Qwest (Local Telco Business Office) www.qwest.com (800) 996-2347 $9.95/Mo. + $8.50 Install A prerecorded MSG asks the callers w/o Caller-ID to identify themsleves which is forwarded to you. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG service. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. ------------
Arkansas (AR) / Privacy Manager SBC-Southwestern Bell (Local Telco Business Office) www.swbell.com (866) 999-6181 $5.00/Mo. + $3.00 Install Caller not on list hears a polite MSG asking to identify by name. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG service. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 access codes, 10 digits each.
California (CA) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
California (CA) / Privacy Manager SBC-Pacific Bell (Local Telco Business Office) www.pacbell.com (866) 999-6181 $4.00/Mo. + $4.75 Install Caller not on list hears a polite MSG asking to identify by name. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG service. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 access codes, 10 digits each.
Calorado (CO) / Call Blocker SBC-Telecom (Local Telco Business Office) www.sbctelecom.com (877) 430-7228 ($?.??) Caller not on list hears a MSG saying you are not accepting calls. Phone won't even ring. Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 specific numbers. Can add the last number called to the list.
Colorado (CO) / Caller ID with Privacy + Qwest (Local Telco Business Office) www.qwest.com (800) 996-2347 $9.95/Mo. + $8.50 Install A prerecorded MSG asks the callers w/o Caller-ID to identify themsleves which is forwarded to you. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG service. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. ------------
Connecticut (CT) / Privacy Manager SBC-SNET (Local Telco Business Office) www.snet.com (866) 999-6181 $4.00/Mo. + $5.00 Install Caller not on list hears a polite MSG asking to identify by name. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG servic. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 access codes, 10 digits each.
Delaware (DE) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list
District of Columbia (DC) / Call Blocker SBC-Telecom (Local Telco Business Office) www.sbctelecom.com (877) 430-7228 ($?.??) Caller not on list hears a MSG saying you are not accepting calls. Phone won't even ring. Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 specific numbers. Can add the last number called to the list.
District of Columbia (DC) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
Florida (FL) / Call Blocker SBC-Telecom (Local Telco Business Office) www.sbctelecom.com (877) 430-7228 ($?.??) Caller not on list hears a MSG saying you are not accepting calls. Phone won't even ring. Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 specific numbers. Can add the last number called to the list.
Florida (FL) / Do not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
Florida (FL) / Privacy Director BellSouth (Local Telco Business Office) www.bellsouth.com/residential/ps_call-us.html (800) 753-2909 $5.95/Mo. Intercepts unidentified caller and request caller to record a name. After hearing caller's name, call can be rejected. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. "Complete Choice" for $34.00/Mo.
Georgia (GA) / Call Blocker SBC-Telecom (Local Telco Business Office) www.sbctelecom.com (877) 430-7228 ($?.??) Caller not on list hears a MSG saying you are not accepting calls. Phone won't even ring. Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 specific numbers. Can add the last number called to the list.
Georgia (GA) / Privacy Director BellSouth (Local Telco Business Office) www.bellsouth.com/residential/ps_call-us.html (800) 356-3094 $5.95/Mo. Intercepts unidentified caller and request caller to record a name. After hearing caller's name, call can be rejected. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. "Complete Choice" for $34.00/Mo.
Hawaii (HI) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
Idaho (ID) / Caller ID with Privacy + Qwest (Local Telco Business Office) www.qwest.com (800) 996-2347 $9.95/Mo. + $8.50 Install A prerecorded MSG asks the callers w/o Caller-ID to identify themsleves which is forwarded to you. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG service. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. ------------
Idaho (ID) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
Illinois (IL) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
Illinois (IL) / Privacy Manager SBC-Ameritech (Local Telco Business Office) www.ameritech.com (866) 999-6181 $4.00/Mo. + $4.75 Install Caller w/o Caller-ID hears a polite MSG asking to identify by name. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG service. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 access codes, 10 digits each.
Indiana (IN) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
Indiana (IN) / Privacy Manager SBC-Ameritech (Local Telco Business Office) www.ameritech.com (866) 999-6181 $4.00/Mo. + $4.75 Install Caller w/o Caller-ID hears a polite MSG asking to identify by name. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG service. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 access codes, 10 digits each.
Iowa (IA) / Caller ID with Privacy + Qwest (Local Telco Business Office) www.qwest.com (800) 996-2347 $9.95/Mo. + $8.50 Install A prerecorded MSG asks the callers w/o Caller-ID to identify themsleves which is forwarded to you. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG service. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. ------------
Kansas (KS) / Privacy Manager SBC-Southwestern Bell (Local Telco Business Office) www.swbell.com (866) 999-6181 $5.00/Mo. + $3.00 Install Caller not on list hears a polite MSG asking to identify by name. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG service. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 access codes, 10 digits each.
Kentucky (KY) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
Kentucky (KY) / Privacy Director BellSouth (Local Telco Business Office) www.bellsouth.com/residential/ps_call-us.html (800) 477-4459 $5.95/Mo. Intercepts caller w/o Caller-ID and request caller to record a name. After hearing caller's name, call can be rejected. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. "Complete Choice" for $34.00/Mo.
Louisiana (LA) / Privacy Director BellSouth (Local Telco Business Office) www.bellsouth.com (800) 832-0679 $5.95/Mo. Intercepts caller w/o Caller-ID and request caller to record a name. After hearing caller's name, call can be rejected. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. "Complete Choice" for $34.00/Mo.
Maine (ME) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
Maryland (MD) / Call Blocker SBC-Telecom (Local Telco Business Office) www.sbctelecom.com (877) 430-7228 ($?.??) Caller not on list hears a MSG saying you are not accepting calls. Phone won't even ring. Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 specific numbers. Can add the last number called to the list.
Maryland (MD) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
Massachusetts (MA) / Call Blocker SBC-Telecom (Local Telco Business Office) www.sbctelecom.com (877) 430-7228 ($?.??) Caller not on list hears a MSG saying you are not accepting calls. Phone won't even ring. Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 specific numbers. Can add the last number called to the list.
Massachusetts (MA) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
Michigan (MI) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
Michigan (MI) / Privacy Manager SBC-Ameritech (Local Telco Business Office) www.ameritech.com (866) 999-6181 $4.00/Mo. + $4.75 Install Caller w/o Caller-ID hears a polite MSG asking to identify by name. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG service. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 access codes, 10 digits each.
Minnesota (MN) / Call Blocker SBC-Telecom (Local Telco Business Office) www.sbctelecom.com (877) 430-7228 ($?.??) Caller not on list hears a MSG saying you are not accepting calls. Phone won't even ring. Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 specific numbers. Can add the last number called to the list.
Minnesota (MN) / Caller ID with Privancy + Qwest (Local Telco Business Office) www.qwest.com (800) 996-2347 $9.95/Mo. + $8.50 Install A prerecorded MSG asks the callers w/o Caller-ID to identify themsleves which is forwarded to you. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG service. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. ------------
Mississippi (MS) / Privacy Director BellSouth (Local Telco Business Office) www.bellsouth.com (800) 622-6146 $5.95/Mo. Intercepts caller w/o Caller-ID and request caller to record a name. After hearing caller's name, call can be rejected. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. "Complete Choice" for $34.00/Mo.
Missouri (MO) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
Missouri (MO) / Privacy Manager SBC-Southwestern Bell (Local Telco Business Office) www.swbell.com (866) 999-6181 $5.00/Mo. + $3.00 Install Caller not on list hears a polite MSG asking to identify by name. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG service. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 access codes, 10 digits each.
Montana (MT) / Caller ID with Privacy + Qwest (Local Telco Business Office) www.qwest.com (800) 996-2347 $9.95/Mo. + $8.50 Install A prerecorded MSG asks the callers w/o Caller-ID to identify themsleves which is forwarded to you. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG service. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. ------------
Nebraska (NE) / Caller ID with Privacy + Qwest (Local Telco Business Office) www.qwest.com (800) 996-2347 $9.95/Mo. + $8.50 Install A prerecorded MSG asks the callers w/o Caller-ID to identify themsleves which is forwarded to you. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG service. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. ------------
Nevada (NV) / Privacy Manager SBC-Nevada Bell (Local Telco Business Office) www.nevadabell.com (866) 999-6181 $4.00/Mo. + $11.50 Install Caller w/o Caller-ID hears a polite MSG asking to identify by name. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG service. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 access codes, 10 digits each.
New Hampshire (NH) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
New Jersey (NJ) / Call Blocker SBC-Telecom (Local Telco Business Office) www.sbctelecom.com (877) 430-7228 ($?.??) Caller not on list hears a MSG saying you are not accepting calls. Phone won't even ring. Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 specific numbers. Can add the last number called to the list.
New Jersey (NJ) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
New Mexico (NM) / Caller ID with Privacy + Qwest (Local Telco Business Office) www.qwest.com (800) 996-2347 $9.95/Mo. + $8.50 Install A prerecorded MSG asks the callers w/o Caller-ID to identify themsleves which is forwarded to you. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG service. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. ------------
New York (NY) / Call Blocker SBC-Telecom (Local Telco Business Office) www.sbctelecom.com (866) 999-6181 ($?.??) Caller not on list hears a MSG saying you are not accepting calls. Phone won't even ring. Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 specific numbers. Can add the last number called to the list.
New York (NY) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
North Carolina (NC) / Call Blocker SBC-Telecom (Local Telco Business Office) www.sbctelecom.com (877) 430-7228 ($?.??) Caller not on list hears a MSG saying you are not accepting calls. Phone won't even ring. Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 specific numbers. Can add the last number called to the list.
North Carolina (NC) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
North Carolina (NC) / Privacy Director BellSouth (Local Telco Business Office) www.bellsouth.com/residential/ps_call-us.html (800) 767-2355 $5.95/Mo. Intercepts caller w/o Caller-ID and request caller to record a name. After hearing caller's name, call can be rejected. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. "Complete Choice" for $34.00/Mo.
North Dakota (ND) / Caller ID with Privacy + Qwest (Local Telco Business Office) www.qwest.com (800) 996-2347 $9.95/Mo. + $8.50 Install A prerecorded MSG asks the callers w/o Caller-ID to identify themsleves which is forwarded to you. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG service. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. ------------
Ohio (OH) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
Ohio (OH) / Privacy Manager SBC-Ameritech (Local Telco Business Office) www.ameritech.com (866) 999-6181 $3.23/Mo. + $4.75 Install Caller w/o Caller-ID hears a polite MSG asking to identify by name. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG service. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 access codes, 10 digits each.
Oklahoma (OK) / Privacy Manager SBC-Southwestern Bell (Local Telco Business Office) www.swbell.com (866) 999-6181 $5.00/Mo. + $3.00 Install Caller not on list hears a polite MSG asking to identify by name. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG service. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 access codes, 10 digits each.
Oregon (OR) / Caller ID with Privacy + Qwest (Local Telco Business Office) www.qwest.com (800) 996-2347 $9.95/Mo. + $8.50 Install A prerecorded MSG asks the callers w/o Caller-ID to identify themsleves which is forwarded to you. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG service. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. ------------
Oregon (OR) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
Pennsylvania (PA) / Call Blocker SBC-Telecom (Local Telco Business Office) www.sbctelecom.com (877) 430-7228 ($?.??) Caller not on list hears a MSG saying you are not accepting calls. Phone won't even ring. Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 specific numbers. Can add the last number called to the list.
Pennsylvania (PA) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
Rhode Island (RI) / Do not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
South Carolina (SC) / Privacy Director BellSouth (Local Telco Business Office) www.bellsouth.com/residential/ps_call-us.html (800) 336-0014 $5.95/Mo. Intercepts caller w/o Caller-ID and request caller to record a name. After hearing caller's name, call can be rejected. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. "Complete Choice" $34.00/Mo.
South Dakota (SD) / Caller ID with Privacy + Qwest (Local Telco Business Office) www.qwest.com (800) 996-2347 $9.95/Mo. + $8.50 Install A prerecorded MSG asks the callers w/o Caller-ID to identify themsleves which is forwarded to you. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG service. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. ------------
Tennessee (TN) / Call Blocker SBC-Telecom (Local Telco Business Office) www.sbctelecom.com (877) 430-7228 ($?.??) Caller not on list hears a MSG saying you are not accepting calls. Phone won't even ring. Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 specific numbers. Can add the last number called to the list.
Tennessee (TN) / Privacy Director BellSouth (Local Telco Business Office) www.bellsouth.com/residential/ps_call-us.html (800) 753-0223 $5.95/Mo. Intercepts caller w/o Caller-ID and request caller to record a name. After hearing caller's name, call can be rejected. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. "Complete Choice" $34.00/Mo.
Texas (TX) / Call Blocker SBC-Southwestern Bell (Local Telco Business Office) www.swbell.com (866) 999-6181 $5.00/Mo. + $3.00 Install Caller not on list hears a polite MSG asking to identify by name. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG service. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 access codes, 10 digits each.
Texas (TX) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
Utah (UT) / Call Blocker SBC-Telecom (Local Telco Business Office) www.sbctelecom.com (877) 430-7228 ($?.??) Caller not on list hears a MSG saying you are not accepting calls. Phone won't even ring. Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 specific numbers. Can add the last number called to the list.
Utah (UT) / Caller ID with Privacy + Qwest (Local Telco Business Office) www.qwest.com (800) 996-2347 $9.95/Mo. + $8.50 Install A prerecorded MSG asks the callers w/o Caller-ID to identify themsleves which is forwarded to you. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG service. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. ------------
Vermont (VT) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
Virginia (VA) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
Washington (WA) / Call Blocker SBC-Telecom (Local Telco Business Office) www.sbctelecom.com (877) 430-7228 ($?.??) Caller not on list hears a MSG saying you are not accepting calls. Phone won't even ring. Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 specific numbers. Can add the last number called to the list.
Washington (WA) / Caller ID with Privacy + Qwest (Local Telco Business Office) www.qwest.com (800) 996-2347 $9.95/Mo. + $8.50 Install A prerecorded MSG asks the callers w/o Caller-ID to identify themsleves which is forwarded to you. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG service. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. ------------
Washington (WA) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
West Virginia (WV) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
Wisconsin (WI) / Do Not Disturb Verizon (Local Telco Business Office) www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/SAS/res_fam_secureprivacy.asp (800) 483-4000 $2.50/Mo. + $0.00 Install Only allows calls from the preselected list Phone wont't ring Ring Through. N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 12 telephone number list Also, Call Block for $3.00/Mo.
Wisconsin (WI) / Privacy Manager SBC-Ameritech (Local Telco Business Office) www.ameritech.com (866) 999-6181 $4.00/Mo. + $4.75 Install Caller w/o Caller-ID hears a polite MSG asking to identify by name. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG service. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. Up to 10 access codes, 10 digits each.
Wyoming (WY) / Caller ID with Privacy + Qwest (Local Telco Business Office) www.qwest.com (800) 996-2347 $9.95/Mo. + $8.50 Install A prerecorded MSG asks the callers w/o Caller-ID to identify themsleves which is forwarded to you. If you don't take the call, caller can leave a MSG if you have Voice MSG service. Accept the call. Y All extension phones are treated as one phone. ------------
                       
C. Network Service for industry to utilize Do-Not-Call Registries
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Call Director Sontelic Communications, Inc. 904 Alder Ave Bainbridge Island WA 98110 www.sontelic.com (800) 774-8229 $6.95/Mo. MSRP Check calling number against Unwanted Caller list Redirect the call Ring through N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Patent pending Call Director subscribers dial *99 to "vote" calling number as unwanted.
DNC Protection Do-Not-Call Protection, Inc. 800 Xanadu Place Jupiter FL 33477 www.donotcallprotection.com (800) 800-5002 ($.0325-$.025)/T1, ($.055-$0.59)/Ln Check calling number against Do-Not-Call list Terminate the call Proceed to set up the call N All extension phones are treated as one phone. -----------
Do-Not-Call Gryphon Networks 249 Vanderbit Avenue Norwood MA 02062 www.gryphonnetworks.com (781)255-0444 ($??.??) Check calling number against Do-Not-Call list Terminate the call Proceed to set up the call N All extension phones are treated as one phone. Patented (No. ?,???,???) Caller Press "#0" to place a consumer on to DNC database
Teleblock Call Compliance 90 Pratt Oval Glen Cove NewYork 11542 www.callcompliance.com (888) 674-6774 (IXC Service) Check dialed number against Do-Not-Call list Terminate the call Proceed to set up the call N All extension phones are treated as one phone. US Patent No. 6,330,317 This is for Telemarketers to comply with Do-Not-Call registry
                       
                       
D. Law, Regulation and Do-Not-Call Registry
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the DMA: http://www.the-dma.org/government/donotcalllists.shtml                
RealtorMagOnLine: http://www.realtor.org/rmomag.NSF/pages/donotcallapr02                

 

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