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Author Topic: STIR/SHAKEN - is it improving your life?  (Read 302 times)


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STIR/SHAKEN - is it improving your life?
« on: July 01, 2021, 03:24:54 PM »

This might just be the first government program that has tangibly improved my life.

FCC implemented these requirements for wireless telephone providers, and they went into effect at least for me (on AT&T) either the 29th or the 30th of June.  I used to get 4 or 5 shitty robocalls a day, with my same area code and prefix.  It's been silence for the last 48 hours.  Absolutely wonderful.

This is me, AZRedhawk44, anarcho-capitalist and former libertarian, giving a government agency an "attaboy" for something.
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Re: STIR/SHAKEN - is it improving your life?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2021, 03:47:12 PM »

This is interesting. I got an email from verizon probably a couple of months ago, indicating that they had rolled out their own spam filters, and  Idefinitely saw a decrease in spam calls, and when one came through, the caller ID was "potential spam".

If I read the OP right, this gov program just now started. Coincidentally, I have gotten a half dozen un-ID'd spam calls* yesterday and the same today, all with the area code from where I used to live.

* I'm assuming spam.  I don't answer unknown numbers. Several of the calls were from the same number, and none left a VM.
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Re: STIR/SHAKEN - is it improving your life?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2021, 03:54:23 PM »

I'm still getting a lot of Indian accented "____ from senior care" and robotic "THIS IS THE FEDERAL RESERVE AND WE HAVE DETECTED ..." calls.