As a quad, to talk on the phone for more than a few seconds, I use a headset or I will drop the phone or accidentally push buttons and terminate the connections.
I also listen to an eclectic foray of music through the day. I’m a shut-in so the tunes make the day brighter and helps me try to lose weight.
Spam callers use auto-dialers that will stay on the line unless they hear silence. The system tries to interpret what it is “hearing” to determine an appropriate response — kinda like talkin’ to grandma’ when her hearing aid is out.
The computer systems making the spam calls don’t have an endless capacity for making calls. The amount of capacity is pretty big, but it is limited and finite.
Thinking in the 4th dimension, time, the longer a robo-caller is kept online, the fewer people overall can be antagonized.
So, with all of this in mind, when I receive a robo-call, I simply take my headset off and place it near the speaker. Theoretically forcing the robo-caller to try to answer the questions of Poison or Glenn Miller, depending on my mood du ‘heure, temporary reducing the available capacity by tying up the line, and saving the world from robo-callers.
Just trying to do my part to gum up the wheels.
Thanks for reading,
Jay C. “Jazzy J” Theriot