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If you do not recognize the phone number on the Caller ID or it comes up Private or Unknown, do you answer the phone?

I don't! I have a list of numbers by the phone on the wall. If we do not know who is calling we don't answer. Can't stand the telemarketer and politicians!


Asked by marchar2002 at 6:47 PM on Oct. 11, 2010 in Home & Garden

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Answers (22)
  • Nope, sometimes I'll call it back from MY own blocked phone to see who answers. It's always some telemarketing firm. Sometimes I google the number. --- Telemarketers. I feel sorry for people in those jobs.

    Answer by DivaNCali at 11:44 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Nope...mostly because I get a lot of collectors calling (not for me! For my mother, who insists on using my address and phone number, even though I have asked her repeatedly to stop, but she doesn't want my dad to know about them...ugh) and I am tired of them not believing me when I tell them I am not my mother. So if I don't know who it is, I don't answer.

    Answer by fallnangel93 at 6:49 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Honestly? Most of the times I don't. I have an answering machine, so if it's important they can leave a message.


    Answer by momto2boys973 at 6:49 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • i sure don't... they could leave a message if it's important.

    Answer by Lynnsae at 6:49 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • No way! I LOVE caller ID!!

    Answer by toobigfrogs at 6:51 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Normally no, but as of right now I need to because my husband is looking for a job and he doesn't want to risk missing a call from a potential employer. Also because we had to downgrade our phone and don't have messaging so if we miss a call they can't leave a message.

    Answer by jnsdrf at 6:53 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • I just let it go to voicemail. If it is important, they will leave a message. If they don't leave a message.. then there was no need for me to answer the phone anyway.

    Answer by layh41407 at 6:53 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • No I do not!

    Answer by dseay at 6:54 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Nope.........

    Unless it's a number I know/recognize.........

    Answer by pixie_trix at 6:49 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • right now I have to 'cuz my Mom is in the hospital and I don't wanna risk missing something important. Generally I'd let it goto voicemail though, esp right now w/ all the political crap

    Answer by hibbingmom at 6:49 PM on Oct. 11, 2010