How do you handle the vast sea of spam calls you get?
To me, the killer app with the Apple Watch is call notification. I can reject a call without taking out my iPhone to see who’s calling. Any unknown number or strange name I send immediately to voicemail. I’d say about 90% of my calls are spam calls now. Most won’t leave a voicemail message. Those that do, I can usually figure it out via the Voicemail transcription Apple does.
For those who don’t have an Apple Watch, I’ve been telling them to take the Nuclear Option which is to treat all unknown numbers as spam. I tell them to turn on Do Not Disturb so it’s on 24 hours per day, and then to allow only your contacts through. Everyone else gets voicemailed.
I use to use NoMoRobo and RoboKiller, but they can’t seem to handle the ever changing landscape of spam numbers. Plus, RoboKiller once sent my consulting manager — the guy who gets me jobs — to their AnswerBot which was setup saying the number is no longer working. Very embarrassing.
How do you guys handle spam calls?