Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. Victory Rider

    Victory Rider said, 10 months ago

    If you don’t know the number, especially if it’s an out of state area code, just don’t answer.

    You can look the number up online as well if they don’t leave a message (often it is scammers or the like).

    That’s what I do at least.

  2. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Victory Rider

    That’s what I do, too. I get more junk calls and wrong numbers than “good” calls. I don’t use my phone that much, anyway. I’ve used 32 minutes of airtime so far this month, which is much more than usual. I think I used less that 15 in the entire previous month.

  3. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, 10 months ago

    It’s ‘bout time the FTC’s “Do Not Call List” had some teeth. Put that on the “To Do” list, Congress!
    Right after you all grow up and get back to work!

  4. doublepaw

    doublepaw said, 10 months ago

    Rachael of Credit Card services and I have gotten to be really close the past few years thanks to all of her calls.

  5. olddog1

    olddog1 said, 10 months ago

    @pbarnrob

    I tried to report a Do Not Call violation Tuesday and the website was close due to govt shutdown.

  6. ScullyUFO

    ScullyUFO said, 10 months ago

    The “Do not call” thing is an illusion.

    If you live in Canada, you get what Arlo calls “junk calls” from the United States.

    If you live in the United States, they originate in Canada.

    If you live in either country, you also get calls originating primarily in Asia.

    There is no international treaty on junk calls.

  7. CPO CG

    CPO CG said, 10 months ago

    Arlo has the official Jerry Jones flip phone.

  8. Ji2m

    Ji2m said, 10 months ago

    With IOS 7, I can now block numbers… I love pretending that I’m interested but just need them to call me back in five minutes… Mwahahahahaha…

  9. Stratmanron

    Stratmanron said, 10 months ago

    That’s excellent, Jim! The iPhone is starting to catch up with Android!

    Actually, considering how telemarketers abuse our time, that’s a good ploy you’re using to get back at them….

  10. mjmyers

    mjmyers said, 10 months ago

    Time to visit itslenny.com

  11. ECJack

    ECJack GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Political groups and charities are exempt from the Do Not Call rules.

  12. Grainpaw

    Grainpaw said, 10 months ago

    I got a landline for a medical device to report in to the doctor’s office, and got my first junk call within 36 hours. Even I don’t know what the number is unless I can find that scrap of paper. After about a month I unplugged that phone.

  13. finale

    finale said, 10 months ago

    @doublepaw

    Not so fast there……she’s mine!

  14. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @ Arlo that happens because you probably ordered something and put your cell phone number down. I used to be a telemarketer because I needed a job, I didn’t like calling people anymore than they liked to be called but the abuse I received was uncalled for. I was told several times to “get a real job” like I wanted to be a telemarketer. I also got a lot of perverts on the line. So when I get an unwanted call I either don’t answer or I’m polite when I decline.

  15. CoBass

    CoBass said, 10 months ago

    @Grainpaw

    Re: Getting junk calls on brand new phones

    Robo-dialers don’t need to know your phone number. They just all every number in an exchange. “Start at 303-101-0000 and and at 303-909-9999”.

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