Customers who have been inundated with robo fax calls can now sign up for Incoming Call Manager, a feature that blocks telemarketing and robo calls.

If you subscribe to Incoming Call Manager, people calling your phone number will hear the following message: “The number you have reached does not accept calls from telemarketers. If you are a telemarketer, please add this number to your Do Not Call List and hang up now. Otherwise, please press 1.”

If the person is a valid caller and he presses 1, his number will be stored and the caller will not receive the message in future calls.* If the caller is a robo dialer and is unable to press 1, the call will not go through and your phone will not even ring.

IMPORTANT: Please note that this feature will block all robo calls, including those from sources such as School Reach and doctors offices.

Alliance Communications will offer Incoming Call Manager for free while harassing robo fax calls are circulating in our service area. You can decide if you want the feature for just 30 days or if you would like it for a longer period.

For more information, dial 611 from any phone with Alliance service or call (605) 594-3411.

*Each customer has a maximum of 30 allowed numbers. Once caller No. 31 calls, they will bump caller No. 1 from the list. After that, caller No. 1 will once again need to press 1 to complete the call, and they will once again be on the allowed caller list until they are bumped again. If the calling number is Private or Unknown, they will always reach the recording. Call our office if this is an issue, and Alliance can customize your account.