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If like me you have had enough of cold callers/telemarketers etc phoning you at home during the day, when you are sitting down for your evening meal, when you are relaxing at the weekend etc etc then i have the solution :)
There is a website called http://www.tpsonline.org.uk which stands for "the Telephone Preference Service" and it provides a FREE addition to their register.

I quote direct from their site

The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) helps you to make sure your telephone number is no longer available to organisations who may telephone you with offers and information you do not wish to receive.

Under Government legislation introduced on 1 May 1999 It is unlawful to make unsolicited direct marketing calls to individuals who have indicated that they do not want to receive such calls.

You can either do this by contacting companies directly and asking them not to phone you or you can register with a central service (The Telephone Preference Service) to stop all such calls.

The term individual includes consumers at their residential address, sole traders and, except in Scotland, partnerships.

It is free to register with the service.
Sounds good :)
 

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We have been registered a while and after a few months it worked apart from those who use the latest trick of getting pc's to do random dial ups from the telephone directories, if you answer a call centre bod phones you back, they are not technically using a database, also applies to the exploited home workers who trawl printed phone books
The TPS is better than nothing now, bit like a spam filter, some still get though
 

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A follow up to this thread.

www.mpsonline.org.uk is the mail equivalent to you telephone URL above.

I know that a lot of the rubbish we get comes in magazines etc. but if it can stop at least some of the other like regular requests to take out another credit card I will be pleased.

Gillian
 

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"If like me you have had enough of cold callers/telemarketers etc phoning you at home during the day, when you are sitting down for your evening meal, when you are relaxing at the weekend etc etc then i have the solution "

Another solution- one way and another there is always someone in this house using the 'net, and we only have one telephone line. I would like to go Broadband, but, then the cold call mob would get thro! :wink:

They are good actors though, they always seem really amazed when i tell them i really don't want their free holiday / double glazing / car / gym membership / kitchen / bathroom .. .. .. .. . 8)
 

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I used to have loads of reps calling on me years ago as a manager of a maintenance department and despised them calling me in MY time.

We never ever answer the phone when we are having meals, they will always call back, though with the 1471 service you can now choose to call them back.

Usually you only need to sat TPS which stops them. Or is your feeling wicked let the have their speal and agree to their reps calling to measure up for some nice new windows, then ask them would the be able to invoice the housing association direct! Always leave the phone off the hook after they have put their end down as it tends to block their line ;)

Some of the reps I had calling on me used to be so jumped up. They all usually ask what ‘car’ I have, as they have undoubtedly have the latest turbo Gti Ford etc. I always told them I had a Mercedes. They were always impressed with that. What model Steve, oh it’s a 307, don’t recognise that, is it a 5 series etc. Duno, it’s big though, oh look there’s one in the yard over there! Total look of disappointment on their face of being ‘had’ or confused as they’re looking for a saloon car.

Don’t you just love em?
 

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My brothers works always refer to their 307 delivery van as "The two seater Merc" :lol:
 
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