I hate them! I pick up the phone and say hello 2 or 3 times, then a robot tells me their name and starts blabbing about interest rates or other deals. Every year it gets worse. People I've talked to (and me) all dread answering their phone now. In October 2015, there were 683,000,000 robot phone calls, and now in October 2018 there were 5,113,000,000 robocalls! That is an increase of almost 10 times in 3 years. (Ok, ok it goes up in election year sure) https://robocallindex.com/2018/october There are even rumors of robocalls that are interactive and people hang up not knowing if they did so on a human, but I'm not sure they are that advanced yet. They also like to spoof their numbers, so a great deal of robocalls have your own Area Code + the first 3 digits of your phone number, so they look very local. Anyway, they've clearly wasted 85 million hours of American's time in October if everyone spent a minute listening and hanging up. That is 9700 years, so clearly there should be some life sentences being handed out for these people. It's not like showing up to class 5 minutes late and wasting 30 peoples' time. Where are they all coming from? https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/06/your-money/robocalls-rise-illegal.html If you live in Atlanta, and have an iPhone and ATT phone carrier, good luck. Robots like them the most.