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unwanted phone calls


conrail

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today I have had 4 phone calls asking me about my gas & electric, is this a record? I usually get one a day, I have asked to be removed from their system, waste of time, I even asked one guy his name telephone number & extension plus the company name and address, he give all of these, a Leicester address, I then contacted the TPS, guess what, no such company exists, I gather they are foreign, dialing 1471 after a call doesn't help as they withhold their number, I have been polite, screamed abuse, threatened legal action, a waste of time, but still the calls come, now I just put the phone down and continue with what I was doing, after half an hour I replace the receiver after making sure they are not there, should they be there I will just leave the phone alone. one girl told me she was from my supplier and asked what tarif I was on, I told her to look on her system if she provided me with my fuel, one guy asked my password, I said if I ring my supplier I will give my password, if my supplier rings me they have to provide mw with my password anybody any suggestions as to what I can do

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conrail

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Hi guys,thanks for comments, had another call this morning then wife had one while watching the royal wedding, I didn't know she knew so many words of that calibre

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Colin

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What's wrong with just putting the phone down? Shouting or whatever makes no difference except maybe a rise in your blood pressure. I have caller display and if it’s a withheld number or 0800 or the like I don’t answer them. As for the doorstep callers, a polite no thank you and shutting the door is effective.Don’t start a dialogue with them as this just gives them an opportunity to carry on.

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morddwyd

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"Tell us how you think the government could possibly stop people from abroad calling UK numbers"

Come on, FE.

Why must you always stop a perfectly good, if unjustified, anti-government rant by applying logic to the situation?

You're like these people who insist on quoting facts to disprove soundly held and perfectly reasonanble, if wrong, opinions (mine, all too often!).

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BT

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Colin

"What's wrong with just putting the phone down?"

The whole point is we don't want to be bothered in the first place!

Having the phone ring several times a day in some cases, with these types of calls, is an unwanted intrusion. Not everyone has Caller Display - not all phones have the capability.

The same applies to unwanted 'Cold Callers' at the door. For some people with mobility or other problems it can be quite a struggle to get to the door only to find some spotty youth trying to sell double glazing or similar, when you quite obviously already have it.

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spider9

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morddwyd

"Why must you always stop a perfectly good, if unjustified, anti-government rant"

This is all part of the inheritance from the previous government. Rest assured it's only a matter of time before Brown gets the usual blame! (:-0)

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SparkyJack

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Point taken Alan 14 re loud whistle - hands up though not my original suggestion but but one another thread same subject.

As for

'Next time your phone rings while you are watching Sky Movies on your 50" TV in your centrally heated house just think the person interrupting the match may well live somewhere like this'

'Sky Movies and 50" TV centrally heated house-' Wot!

None of that in this humble hovel mate

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Colin

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BT - my point was that shouting at the caller or whatever won't do anything to stop the calls so why bother? I know that not everyone has caller display, but if it’s such a big problem, buy one. They're not expensive and if you say "why should I have to?" you don’t but it will help the problem.

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SparkyJack

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Getting interested now in Caller display services and equipment and its ramifications when I came across

http://tinyurl.com/643g6ta

possibly better than caller I/D what do you all think?

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Graham.

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I've already suggested Anonymous Caller Rejection.

In a previous thread, I suggested a phone like mine where you can add the caller to the Barred list.

The next time they call they get engaged tone and pay for the call.

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morddwyd

I'm sorry, I forgot myself for a moment. I'll try not to let it happen again.

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