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- Feb 1, 2010
This is my technique. I don't answer numbers I don't recognise (or aren't programmed into my phone). If it's REALLY important (sometimes work colleagues call from their home phones which I don't have in my phone) they will, inevitably, follow up with a text or call back five minutes later. Then I pick up. But I've trained even my kids to text me first, I'd rather have information in the form of a text I can check back for details, than a five minute conversation, held when I'm busy, that consists of 'all right if we pop over for lunch on Sunday, we'll be there at eleven,' that I will, inevitably, almost instantly forget about.Our house phone gets a lot of nuisance/spam calls. I check them on WhoCalledMe.
The numbers are usually either withheld (so sometimes possibly overseas) or apparently from British landlines.
However, our house phone records most withheld numbers on its 'received calls' list so I can look them up.
I pick up the phone and look at the display. If the number is unfamiliar I don't hit 'talk', answer, just give it a minute and listen for a message. If we get one it's often spam.