Telus/Koodo user only - Free feature to combat Robo calls - Call Control
Post this on another Koodo thread and figured the free feature deserved a new thread as many Telus/Koodo users can benefit from this.
Telus rolled out this feature earlier this year in May with minimal announcement so many of us are not aware of this new feature.
Call control is available on Telus home phone, Telus Mobile phone, and Koodo Mobile phone services that automatically screens robo-callers and prevents them from bothering you.
It's to my belief that at the moment, there are no similar features from other service providers. This feature alone will make me stay with Koodo. Haven’t had a fake DHL, Embassy, or CRA call calling thru since turning on the feature.
Please be mindful that this might block off legit robo-calls. Amazon customer service call back and IFTTT call back for example, I have added their numbers to the authorized list to allow the call to come thru.
I suppose this will also be the case for most CSR calls that offers call back features. But if you know you will be receiving a call back you can always turn off the feature temporarily.
Hope this benefit you.
Detail from Telus and Koodo:How Call Control works
With Call Control on, when a caller phones you for the first time, they’ll be prompted to enter a number on their keypad. If they enter it successfully, the call will go through to you, and they won’t be prompted again (as long as they’re one of your 25 most recent callers).
Telus Home phone
Telus Mobile phone
Koodo Mobile service
Back when staples price match and takes off 50% of the price difference. (2004)