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Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

What do you think of Telus's and Koodo's new anti-spam initiative?

https://mobilesyrup.com/2020/05/17/telus-koodo-launch-call-control-feature-combat-spam-calls/

Who knows, it may trickle down here. Personally I think it's overkill, but it may be beneficial to others. Stay safe. 

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Mayor / Maire

Re: What do you think of Telus's and Koodo's new anti-spam initiative?

@gblackma That is very great! Help people to get less spam calls. I guess, it will be available to turn on through self-service account in the future as Koodo does now. 

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Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: What do you think of Telus's and Koodo's new anti-spam initiative?

@gblackma 

 

In my opinion with the number of robocalls I get this would be a potential help to reduce that number. It might not get rid of the problem entirely but it would be beneficial for me at least

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: What do you think of Telus's and Koodo's new anti-spam initiative?

@gblackma Thats interesting. I wonder if Public will eventually get it. We might not as they could leave it for Koodo and Telus because their more "High end"

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Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: What do you think of Telus's and Koodo's new anti-spam initiative?

@gblackma I really like the idea. I don't think pressing the number would be all that difficult. Most of my calls I need to press 1 for English anyway lol. 

 

The only problem I would have with it is that inevitably it will glitch and people will not be able to get through at all.  Thats is just pessimistic me talking though.

 

Anything to make the customer experience better is good for me. In the last couple of years, I almost never answer my phone now because I get raided with spam calls constantly. I block the numbers constantly but still more come. It's the tieless battle if being a mobile user lol.

 

 

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Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: What do you think of Telus's and Koodo's new anti-spam initiative?

@Naepalm 

 

Same here. The only way I can think of it not getting raided is if you never give your phone number out to anyone. But at that point what's the point and also people can still find your # it would just be more difficult 

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Oracle

Re: What do you think of Telus's and Koodo's new anti-spam initiative?

This is a whack a mole thing.  The spam will keep coming.  They will figure out a new way.  

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Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: What do you think of Telus's and Koodo's new anti-spam initiative?

@will13am yeah I think you are right, they have the no call list, which later you find out al that means they call you more LOL

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Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: What do you think of Telus's and Koodo's new anti-spam initiative?

@Naepalm 

 

It stops telemarketing calls coming from Canadian companies. As they are under jurisdiction and can be sued or legal action taken. But because its on a list people from other countrys find that out and know your # and keep calling with impunity  

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Mayor / Maire

Re: What do you think of Telus's and Koodo's new anti-spam initiative?

Buy a Pixel or a phone that supports Google dialer it has the best built-in spam protection by far.