I was hoping there would be a solution given on this page to the issue of blocking 800 calls, but after reading this it looks like there isn't. It is really bad where we live -the calls are constant -however my wife, my daughter, and I all have cell phones and never get these calls (we also are very "stingy" about who we give are cell numbers to). We have Comcast's phone service as part of a package deal. I know it might increase our Internet and t.v. cost slightly if we drop the phone service, but it really isn't a necessity to keep the Comcast phone service for communication purposes. If Comcast can't find a way to prevent the constant bombardment, it may be the "push over the edge" that causes us to drop the Comcast phone service - really, why should I pay more than $40 a month to be harassed by telemarketers. I know it's a good deal to be able to call anywhere in the U.S. for no additional charge, but most everybody we talk to or deal with phone wise has Verizon (the same as we do) and there is no additional charge for Verizon to Verizon caller (By the way, this is NOT a sales pitch for the Verizon -most other cellular companies have the same deal. I only mention Verizon because that is the cell provider we have.). I want to stress that we are not unhappy with the service Comcast does provide, we are just unhappy with what they don't or can't provide: a way to stop the constant barrage of 800 calls. We have been longstanding customers with Comcast and we want to give them a chance to find a way to deal with the issue, but again, we are getting near the point we are seriously considering dropping the phone service and picking it back up only after we find out the problem has been dealt with and resolved.
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