I usually just let the answering machine screen our calls but when my husband is out shopping, I usually do answer. Running to the phone to answer a nuisance call has really become annoying as well as inconvenient. I have considered dropping our landline altogether but our son does not have a mobile phone anymore and really do not want to give out our mobile numbers or have them on all of the time.
I finally took some action and figured out how to block phone numbers with our Landline FIOS Digital phone service:
I have blocked all of the numbers from the incoming call list for the past week, some of which had called several times in spite of being reported to *Do Not Call*.
Our phone may not ring at all for days or even weeks! LOL