Can anyone tell me how to block this Area Code??? It is a toll free system that charges the receiver instead of the caller....Do Not Want this!!
Incoming calls from this number on call-display? Or outgoing calls to this area code?
Why this area code but not the others? (800, 888, 877, 866, 844, 833 and 822)
This occurred on my call display, and when I picked up the phone. It was for my wife who was at work. They asked for her by name and said they would call back. When I tried to find out who owned the number, I got the information. According to information available, this is a new type of toll free calling. It does not charge the originator of the call, but charges the recipient. This is fine if you do not answer the call physically, but if you have an answering device, and it answers, you will have to pay.
I haven't heard of that scam. From what I've seen of them, they follow the same rules as the rest of the 800, 888, numbers. It is known that if you answer a call from one of the 800 numbers and you start clicking options, you can be redirected into a 1-900 number under which you can be charged.
Unfortunately we can't block 800/855 numbers in our system. More info on that at Star Codes / Value Added Features.
Yes, that is the way that toll-free calls work.
The person dialing the toll-free number (800, 888, 877 whatever), doesn't pay for the call. The places receiving the call does.
Just because it shows this number on caller-ID doesn't mean you are billed for the call. If you dial the 844 number, they pay the long-distance for the call. They didn't call you by dialing the 844 number so you don't get charged. They dialed your regular number, as a regular call.
OK...I got it all wrong. Thank you all for clearing this up. I misunderstood.
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