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Terminating Call Manager

Who: MN, ND and SD phone customers

Terminating call manager from Midco automatically block robocalls, telemarketers, polling services and other unsolicited calls. You can add this feature to your Midco phone service for a one-time activation fee.

  • This service “screens” all your home phone calls, and allows local calls to connect automatically.
  • When unwanted callers attempt to reach you, they hear the announcement, “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 Registry and hang up now. Otherwise, please press ‘1’ or stay on the line.”
  • Regular long-distance callers will hear the announcement the first time they call, and then the service learns that they are an accepted caller.

Who: MN, ND and SD phone customers

Dial *96 to add the last caller’s number to the blocked number list. No further calls from that number will be allowed.

Who: MN, ND and SD phone customers

  1. Lift your handset, and dial *95.
  2. Follow the voice prompt to access privacy control. Press 2, and select from these menu options:
    • Press 0 to block the last caller.
    • Press 1 to add a number to the blocked list.
    • Press 2 to remove a number from the blocked list.
    • Press 3 to remove all numbers from the blocked list.
    • Press 4 to add a number to the allowed list.
    • Press 6 to turn the entire service on.
    • Press 7 to turn the entire service off.
    • Press 8 to block private callers.
    • Press 9 to allow private callers.
    • Press * to repeat menu options.

Who: MN, ND and SD phone customers

National and state Do Not Call registries help block telemarketers, but according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), scammers continue to innovate new ways to work around these registries.

While most legitimate companies don’t call if your number is on the registry, scammers will. Advances in technology have made it cheap and easy for scammers to make illegal calls from anywhere in the world, and to hide from law enforcement by displaying fake caller ID information. Terminating call manager from Midco could help you avoid these kinds of callers.