A pedant writes... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homelink
13 posts • joined 15 Jul 2009
My BY cordless phones have this inbuilt - branded as "BT Call Guardian". Works very well and I now get zero calls of this ilk. Non-whitelisted numbers hear an announcement and are asked to speak their name. Only then do the phones ring and I get the option to answer or reject the call.
However, I'd been getting lots on my mobile, so I searched for an Android App that would do the same sort of screening. (Naffly entitled) "Mr Number" seems be doing an excellent job. When first installed it went through my recent call history and correctly identified almost all of the scam calls I'd been receiving.
10 or 15 yrs ago I can remember saying to our Business Manager: "if only the Bank spent more time looking after its customers and staff, and less time on gambling in the USA and corporate greed, things would be so much better, I think".
The manager replied: "I know, that's why I'm leaving next week"...