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Product Does What It's Supposed To (for a while)
on March 29, 2013
Update: This product worked great for six months. Then, on September 8th, 2013, the unit started blocking all calls. Thinking that the device had become defective, I ordered a replacement. The replacement unit did the same thing. Therefore I must conclude that both units are identically defective, or that Fairpoint changed their caller ID so that the device is no longer compatible. I had originally rated this as 5 stars, but now I feel that I must lower this rating to 3 stars because of either poor quality or incompatibility.
I purchased this product after trying another cheaper one that did not work. This product cost a little more, but the price difference was well worth it. While the number of blocked or invited numbers is limited, the option of using an invited list and blocking all others works well for me. I mostly block complete area codes, but I can still invite a few numbers from the blocked area codes, or I can block certain numbers from an allowed area code. This product works well and keeps my phone from ringing when the lying telemarketers call. Note that you can download the manual from the manufacturer's website before buying, so you'll know what you're getting into beforehand.
The following is a brief list I have compiled of the codes to program the device: (Of course you would need to refer to the manual for more information.)
28 Turn off LED flashing when line rings.
29 Turn On LED flashing when line rings.
30 Enable Blocking of Anonymous, Private & unknown phone numbers (default mode)
31 Enter Business Mode
32 Enter Standby Mode
40 Block specific area code.
41 View Blocked Caller list.
50 Invite specific area code.
51 View Individually Invited caller list.
52 Invite callers within blocked area code.
53 View Invited caller in blocked area code list.
60 Enter VIP caller
61 View VIP Caller list
70 Turn on first ring suppression.
71 Turn off first ring suppression.
72 OPX Override On.
73 OPX Override Off.
74 Private Caller Invited On.
75 Private Caller Invited Off.
76 Allow Out Of Area anonymous callers.
77 Disallow Out Of area anonymous callers.
80 After hours mode On.
81 After hours mode Off.
82 Enter Start time for after hours mode.
83 Enter end time for after hours mode.
84 Monday through Friday After hours mode On.
85 Monday through Friday After hours mode Off.
86 Saturday & Sunday After hours mode On.
87 Saturday & Sunday After hours mode Off.
90 Disable "Dial 1?" prompt.
91 Enable "Dial 1?" prompt.
92 Display current settings.
96 Invite all callers who display number.
97 Block all callers (and then invite specific numbers)
98 Delete a single number from individual number type list. Deletes all numbers with # sign.
99 Reset Call Blocker User Settings to factory default.