No problem! Thanks for the clarification. I think the most important thing about our next (“landline”) home phone will be to get a set-up where we have caller ID and ability to report SPAM and block numbers in the future. One advantage when I forward our AT&T wireless home phone to my cell phone is I can do that, even for numbers placed originally to our home # but with the Panasonic cordless handsets hooked up as “slaves” to the AT&T cellular home phone device, although the number calling appears on our handsets, we get no SPAM warning and no capacity (without mucking around to klutzy software built-into the handsets) to report or block the calling number.
I guess that’s the thing about answering a call with one’s HA’s. So HA’s of the future needed to be coupled with “Google Glasses” of the future so you can not only hear and answer an incoming ring-ring but in your heads-up display, see if it’s known or suspected SPAM or even a contact that you know.
Almost all the calls we get on our landline these days, except when we’re engaged in being serviced by some business we deal with, are SPAM calls, many of them robocalls. We’re on the FTC Do-Not-Call list, etc. And the AT&T device we have by itself offers no call screening facility. It’s just a box to hook a telephone handset to.