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I give out a Google Voice number to callers of this type that doesn’t ring anywhere. I get an emailed voicemail transcription, and can choose to return the call at my leisure. Consider it!

The fact is, in the business world people often don't leave messages. You can miss important conversations if you don't pick up every call.

If you’re not leaving a message, the call isn’t worth returning. I don’t lose any sleep operating this way. I can appreciate that some people have no choice if inbound calls are business leads or the like. Find a more resilient inbound funnel flow I’d argue.

FYI, I was paying attention recently and calls from my bank that I requested have been marked that way, for e.g. 2FA verification. If I had turned on the option to block such calls I'd have been left clueless why I wasn't getting the requested call.

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