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Here’s How To Help Prevent Unwanted Phone Calls

It’s easier than you think. Read on

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You’re just settling into the day’s routine, checking the headlines, catching up on emails when a robocall strikes. It happens again when you’re sitting down to dinner. And again, as you’re starting your favorite show. In recent years, the total number of robocalls – automated phone calls from advertisers, politicians, and more – attempting to contact individuals and households has dramatically increased.

Little is more annoying than a day constantly interrupted by automated phone calls. Happily, your phone – if it’s the right one – could provide the solution. Landline cordless phones come with features to help prevent those unwanted calls, with perks like a call block button that refuses a call or technology that recognizes suspicious numbers.

There are things you can do to help prevent robocall interruptions. Read on to learn more about the convenient, user-friendly benefits of cordless phones, as well as other tips for stopping pesky telemarketing calls. Then you can look forward to reclaiming your time and peace of mind.

  1. Register your phone number on the National Do Not Call Registry. Managed by the Federal Trade Commission – the government agency tasked with protecting U.S. consumers – this service lets you register up to three phone numbers that telemarketers will not be allowed to contact. It’s free to register, takes about 30 seconds to sign up, and never expires once your number is on the list!1 Currently, over 221 million numbers are on the Registry.2

  2. Be wary of unknown numbers. Here’s a good general rule. If you don’t recognize the caller or number, don’t answer the phone. More often than not, the mystery caller will be someone trying to sell or talk you into something. Also, don’t give out personal information like your phone number unless it’s mandatory. When you’re purchasing items or filling out forms, pay close attention. Sometimes it’s optional to fill in personal details like phone numbers and email addresses. Whenever you can, skip those details. Your information will be less likely to wind up on a telemarketer’s list.

  3. Get a phone with call-blocking features and caller ID. Some phones block robocallers with next to no action required on your part. The Panasonic KX-TGE675B cordless phone is built with a dedicated call block button, allowing you to block up to 1,000 unwanted calls with just the push of a button. The phone is also equipped with automated call block, stopping robocallers from getting through by prompting callers to press “1” to connect their call – without you having to do a thing.
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The phone has several additional helpful features that make it simple to use. For example, the handsets have an easy-to-read display and large, backlit buttons. For those who have hearing loss (or who live in a noisy area), an LED light illuminates when the phone rings to visually signal a phone call coming in. There’s a volume key on the side of the handset, making it a snap to adjust the volume mid-call. And the handset works well with hearing aids, meeting the TIA-1083 standard for hearing aid compatibility.

You have enough to do in a day without fielding countless annoying calls that aren’t even from real live people. Reclaim your valuable time by protecting your phone number and purchasing a phone – like the cordless, easy-to-use Panasonic KX-TGE675B – that does the protecting for you.

Click here to learn more about Panasonic cordless phones.