A while ago, I wrote about the epidemic of spam and scam phone calls constipating the telephone network. Since then, the infection has only gotten worse. The FCC estimates there will be more than 3-Billion of these fraudulent phone calls this year. That’s roughly 25 calls a day!
Even if you don’t answer but only check to see if you should, that’s a tremendous hit to your productivity—a hit with real economic value that runs nationally in to the tens of billions of dollars a year. Just figure that it will take you roughly 15 minutes to get fully back on track after each call. That’s about six hours of impacted productivity each day.
So, I decided to write today about a solution someone suggested to me. I wish I could remember who so I could give credit where credit is due.
iPhones have a feature called “Do Not Disturb.” I believe Android devices have a similar feature, but I have never owned one. If you know how to set that feature on Androids, please post in the comments to this blog. Meanwhile, here’s how you do it on an iPhone. Continue reading