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Let's say you are getting calls from political groups and "charity" organizations. The do-not-call list is pointless. And no amount of complaining or effort to get off their call list works.

But let's say I could start blocking calls by dialing *99 while the call is still underway. And that puts my number on a list in the phone company of numbers to refuse to connect. Then they can call and call and call -- I won't ever hear the phone ring. This would allow me, the person paying for the phone line, to not only put my number on the business do not call list, but to eject those "charities" and political groups who just can't seem to grasp what "Go die in a Fire and get off my phone!" means.

A simple 256 entry database for every customer is all you need. If you block more, the oldest numbers are lost. The phone company simply looks at that database and compares the number trying to reach you with all the entries. If that number is found on the list, the call doesn't complete. Simple, and a feature that if added to landlines would make landlines more attractive again.
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