One small step in the right direction:
Even though this is no panacea, every little bit will help...
Thank you for sharing this news with the Community; I believe we already have such a system in place. It's certainly helpful if such calls are filtered out at the network level.
We are grateful for your continued participation and for sharing your expertise in the Community.
Although Rogers may have something in place at this time, it's not as elaborate as what is being discussed for next year. For those who want additional information, here's another link:
I noticed the following note in my August bill received today:
In an effort to reduce unwanted nuisance calls we will implement Universal Call Blocking (as required by the CRTC) beginning November 2019. This will block incoming calls that contain telephone numbers that do not comply with North American or International numbering plans e.g. 00000. For more information on Universal Call Blocking and how it may impact voice calls, please visit rogers.com/universal-call-blocking
Here's a direct link that works at this time. (May not work in future)
If you look at post 4 of this thread, it does apply to international numbers, however, if they comply with the international phone number pattern, there's nothing that this type of call blocking will do for us.
It's designed to pick up numbers like 111-000-1111, or something like 416-1234-5678 (which has one too many numbers, etc.)
From the link in post 4: "Generally, any number that does not comply with the North American Numbering Plan or international standards will be blocked. 000 000-0000, 111 111-1111 or numbers with more than 15 digits are examples of non-compliant numbers."
Lately I've been getting telemarketing calls from obviously incorrect phone numbers. For example:
Area codes from foreign countries, but no country code.
Numbers like XXX-555-XXXX. There are no 555 numbers - these are only used in movies.
Why am I still seeing these calls when they should be blocked as "obviously incorrect?"
Area codes include: 115, 188, 151, 107
I guess these will be stopped when STIR/SHAKEN comes into play next Summer, but why aren't they caught now? I realize that the point of this particular regulation didn't include international calls, but these don't come in as international, rather as North American numbers that don't actually exist...