CallBlocker. Screen out unwanted phone calls, telesales, junk faxes and the rest. Simple premise. The machine answers the incoming call before it rings and relays a recorded message to warn off cold callers and welcome invited callers. Sort of a spam filter for the phone. “If you’re my bank manager, please hold.’ You know the kind of thing. £49.98.
When a call comes in, CallBlocker answers the call BEFORE your phone rings and plays a brief message that greets all callers: “You have reached CallBlocker and not an answering machine. All commercial sales calls and fund raising requests are not accepted, place this number on your do not call list. Personal and invited callers press 5 on your touch phone to proceed.” Alternatively you can record your own message. A variety of alternative messages are suggested in the user guide within the pack