Post # 1
Over the past month we have gotten 35 phone calls from the same number and the caller just hangs up when we answer. Most of these calls have been at around 7 am (I get up at 7:30) and it’s SO annoying.
Last night I called the number and a very rude woman answered and was annoyed with me for calling her. I explained the problem and she told me that her disabled daughter gets picked up by some sort of service in the mornings and that our number is similar to the number of the service. If they are late, the daughter calls the number. I asked her if it would be possible to set up some sort of speed dial for her daughter and she rudely told me that I should just tell her daughter that everything is ok and that she has dialed the wrong number.
This morning I got two more calls. I tried to talk to the girl and didn’t get a response.
I don’t want to sound mean but I have no desire to talk to this girl every morning.
I have Vonage and they don’t offer selective call blocking.
Does anyone have any idea what I can do?
Post # 3
You have GOT to be kidding me. I have no advice on what to do, so I hope someone else does, but I was just floored by this. She didn’t offer an apology? She didn’t seem interested in helping to solve the problem? I would just start calling them over and over and over and over, and see if they get the message.
Post # 4
UGH that is super annoying!
I would turn my ringer off at night time and turn it back on when you get up if you can’t block the call. The only other option I foresee is you changing your number!?
Post # 5
OH MY GOSH, I’m so sorry to giggle but this is terrible! How annoying. My parents have a similar situation—everymorning people call their house at like 7am looking for “ms. Taylor”. Turns out a near identical phone number is for a school (and the parents call Ms. Taylor to let her know their kid will be absent for the day). Super annoying. When Im at my prents house I usually pick up, and the conversation goes something like this:
Them: Ms. Taylor?
Them: Timmy will be late to school today, he has a dentist appointment.
Me: I see. I’ll mark him down for an excused absense today.
I’m sure I’m causing a real mess at the school—but it’s so early and I’m so pissed off that I don’t care.
Post # 6
VirginiaMarie, That is great!!
We used to get calls from a lady called “Mrs Robinson” who was always looking for her granddaughter. We would answer, say hello to her and tell her that she dialed the wrong number again. She would always apologize.
I refuse to change my number or turn off my ringer, I shouldn’t have to adjust my life b/c this lady can’t set up a speed dial for her daughter, or dial the number herself in the mornings. I’m considering calling the Mom back and telling her that every time I am woken at 7am by her daughter, I will be calling her house at 2am the following night.
Post # 7
@Daisy, THAT IS A GREAT IDEA! Let us know what happens…
Post # 8
I would just turn off the ringer on the phone as well. I get collection calls for someone else with my phone and they call at 8pm or on Sunday (which I thought was illegal). I just mute the phone or ignore it. I really don’t think that calling her in the morning is going to do anything. It sounds like she is the type of person that would retaliate.
Post # 9
Oh my! That would really make me mad! Its a shame because of the situation with the little girl..but having said that is the mother crazy?! She could have and SHOULD have said she was sorry and she would make sure it doesn’t continue to happen! Since she was sooo rude to you I would call her at night and do the same thing to her..Maybe then she will start to watch her child..