Nomorobo is ready and waiting to act like the spam detector for your telephone, blocking those irritating robocalls. Nomorobo will block those aggravating automated sales calls and political calls if you sign up online for this free service, according to NBC Today Money on Sept. 30.
The Nomorobo is the brain child of Long Island resident Aaron Foss, who is a software programmer and someone who hates those of robocalls probably more than you do. This Nomorobo will still allow phone calls for emergency broadcasts, doctors, pharmacies, weather alerts and Amber Alerts to get through to your phone.
Sign up for Nomorobo here at Nomorobo.com.
Nomorobo will just block the calls coming from numerous phone lines with the same number to ring at the same time. The Nomorobo picks up on the “simultaneous ring” used in these robocalls. You don’t need caller ID for this to work.
When a robocall comes in, Nomorobo tags this as a robocall when it first rings you phone. Then this tool hangs up on your phone before a second ring. It's a true 'Rachel from Cardholder Services' exterminator!
Foss tried his Nomorobo out at home for three months and it significantly cut down the calls. Nomorobo is currently available to folks who have: VoiP service with AT&T, U-verse, Cablevision Optimum, SureWest, Verizon FiOS and Vonage.
Foss is hoping to add traditional landline phone companies in the near future, but he started off with these companies because they made it easy for people to get the simultaneous ring feature, Nomorobo. Right now Nomorobo is using the database of 1.2 million phone numbers from complaints that have been filed with federal regulators. Calls coming to subscribers will be added in the future.