I have blocked entire offices from spammers with Assistant
It’s a fact, I no longer remember what it was like to hang up on those who decide that lunchtime (and naptime) is good to call you and offer to change your phone company without you having asked. Or electricity company. Or for you to change banks. I don’t remember why now it is Google who talks to them. It is Google who takes note of what they want and I decide, with the information in hand, if I answer or not.
Some time ago I decided that it was a good time to stop beating around the bush with brands from the Android ecosystem and I went back to the source. To the Pixels. With a Pixel 5. I returned to them several years after putting my Nexus 5 in a drawer and found a much cleaner layer than I remembered. And find me with features like Assistant call filter which hopefully will soon be available to the entire ecosystem.
I hope Google ends up releasing it because thanks to it I have managed to block, number by number, entire offices of spammers. Numbers that called you once, put Google in their ear and hung up. And they called again from the same number, identical but changing only the last digit. A number on the table next to the previous one, or a different output from the same switchboard. Ramón and Paco, Paco and Ramón, they are the same.
By letting Google answer the calls for me, I have managed to reduce spam calls gradually to the point that now they don’t call me more than once a week. And that I am signed up for the Robinson list. But Google has been the ultimate solution. Because in all the time I’ve been using it I’ve only received one transcript. A. And yes, it was from a commercial that wanted me to contract the light with another company.
My mother no longer attends commercials from her Pixel
Although the saying usually goes that “like wood, like wood”, in my particular case, the technological one, it should be “like wood, like wood” (A good movie with Dudley Moore, I recommend it). Because it is my mother who uses me as a recommender, the one who buys what I tell her and the one who has fallen, of course, in the Pixel ecosystem. With a Pixel 6, why not say so.
Eating at a certain restaurant weeks ago, he saw me
So yes, I hope that Google decides to remove its answering machine via Assistant from the Pixel as it did at the time with the spam filter. Hopefully more users can enjoy such a feature that has freed me from a stifling commercial world that doesn’t listen to Robinsons or “please don’t call me anymore” requests. In the end, the commercials are not to blame because they call where they are told. But it has been in my hands, for a long time, not to pick up the phone again. And boy does it work. wonderfully