CRTC calls for universal network-level call blocking, with 1-year deadline...

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CRTC calls for universal network-level call blocking, with 1-year deadline...

One small step in the right direction:

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/phone-companies-crtc-new-regulations-1.4961104

 

Even though this is no panacea, every little bit will help...

 

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Re: CRTC calls for universal network-level call blocking, with 1-year deadline...

Hello, @57.

 

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. 

 

 

Cheers,

RogersMoin

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Re: CRTC calls for universal network-level call blocking, with 1-year deadline...

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:

 

https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2018/2018-484.htm



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Re: CRTC calls for universal network-level call blocking, with 1-year deadline...

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)

 

https://www.rogers.com/customer/support/article/universal-call-blocking



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Re: CRTC calls for universal network-level call blocking, with 1-year deadline...

EPIC FAIL!!!  LAST 24HRS! 

 

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Re: CRTC calls for universal network-level call blocking, with 1-year deadline...

How is that an epic fail? Those are international numbers not north american. The ucb is designed to block INVALID north american numbers. NOT international or invalid international numbers. Its working as per design. You have a different problem my friend that no one can solve. Even the ceo of rogers gets those calls on his personal cell


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Re: CRTC calls for universal network-level call blocking, with 1-year deadline...

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."