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Our home landline is never answered and goes to voicemail. 90% of the time there is no message and when there is 'please don't hangup, this in not a sales call' -- which of course it is. Our cell service is so spotty, I consider it mandatory to have a landline for emergencies.

I started answering my home phone with, "Thank you for calling (Apple, IBM, Microsoft, Dell, etc). How may I help you?" And they invariably hang up, and the calls have literally stopped. I haven't had one like that in ages.

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