How to Block Spam Calls and Robo Calls
Unwanted calls are the bane of everyone and every business that has a phone. Spoofed and illegal robocalls are the most common complaint received by the FCC, and your business has undoubtedly received them (likely even today). If you want to do away with these, here’s how to block spam and robo calls.
Step 1: Register With the Do Not Call Registry
The National Do Not Call Registry is a database of phone numbers that telemarketers aren’t allowed to call legally. The registry is widely used for personal numbers, but business numbers can be added too.
To add your number to the National Do Not Call Registry:
- Go to donotcall.gov
- Click “register your phone”
- Click “register here”
- Enter the phone number(s)
- Enter an email address
- Click “submit”
- Click “register” to confirm
- Click the link emailed to you
- Your phone number is registered
Adding your phone number to the Do Not Call Registry won’t prevent illegal scams and solicitations, but it’ll stop legitimate telemarketers from calling your business. There’s still a surprising number of telemarketers.
Step 2: Switch to a VoIP
A voice-over internet protocol (VoIP) phone number operates differently from a traditional phone line. Because VoIPs use the internet rather than a landline or cell connection, users have greater control over the phone number.
Having greater control can help you reduce the number of illegal spam and robo calls. You can set up a phone number so that it’s less likely to be called, and certain controls can be implemented to further reduce the likelihood of calls.
If you aren’t yet using a VoIP phone service, you can add your new number to the National Do Not Call Registry after switching.
Step 3: Set Up an Automated Menu
You can further strengthen your VoIP’s protections by setting up an automated menu. Even if your customers don’t want to navigate a lengthy phone tree, have at least one option to select before reaching a live person.
Most robo calls can’t select from an automated menu. The vast majority of robo calls that still are made to your VoIP will be deflected by a single menu option.
Prevent Unwanted Calls with VoIP Service
To learn more about VoIP service and how it could help your business, contact us. One of our knowledgeable team members would be happy to discuss our systems, and how they could help reduce the spam and robo calls that your business receives.
Phone Store Depot offers a wide range of VoIP and corporate communication solutions.
We can help you choose the right solutions for your needs and budget, and we’ll provide all the support you need to get the most out of your investment.
Contact us today to learn more or to get a free quote for your business.
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If you are ready to take the next step and give your business the reliability and money-saving benefits of IP telephony, we have you covered. At the Phone Store Depot, we have everything you need to get your business up and running with VoIP and reap all the benefits of IP telephony. Call today and talk to one of our friendly, knowledgeable service representatives to find out how you can get started with IP telephony for your business.