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#16 Growled

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 16:17

A very brilliant move on his part. As for me, I never answer the phone if the caller ID says Unknown Caller or anything like that. I only answer people that I know. :)




#17 ILikeTobacco

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 20:30

A very brilliant move on his part. As for me, I never answer the phone if the caller ID says Unknown Caller or anything like that. I only answer people that I know. :)

Problem with that is if someone calls you from a hospital, you wouldn't answer.



#18 Roger H.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 21:05

So wish I thought of this when I had a landline. Get rich for them calling me, I sometimes keep them on the phone longer anyways with the intention that if everyone in the world did that they'd not get the chance to call so many people. They'd prolly hate calling my number after that. LOL



#19 Growled

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 23:04

Problem with that is if someone calls you from a hospital, you wouldn't answer.

All my important friends and family have my personal cellphone number. They can get me any time day or night if they need me.



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 23:06

^ Expect me to call around 2 a.m. :p



#21 Growled

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 23:13

I'm ready for you. :p



#22 adrynalyne

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 23:15

I'm ready for you. :p

Is that so?

 

/me runs off



#23 panacea

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 23:16

Brilliant.   He should register it as a business, and get all hs friend to farward their unwelcomed calls to him somehow



#24 statm1

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 00:32

That's smart. If I had ever gotten a telemarketer call in the last 10 years I'd try to do the same. Who gets telemarketer calls anymore though? I thought they all moved to spam email now.

I get still get them very frequently..



#25 Torolol

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 01:13

the problem with spam email is most email provider actually doing good job moving'em to spam folder,
which make the spam less likely to be viewed, small amount email that able to pass the initial spam filter, can also automatically enter the spam filter list in the future, if theres enough viewers who click the "Spam" button.

The sure way to prevent being automatically moved to the spam box, is for the spammer to pays certain amount of money to the email providers at regular interval.

Telemarketer still have higher successful sales than spam email marketer.

#26 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 06:21

^ Expect me to call around 2 a.m. :p

 

He said important friends. :p



#27 Colicab

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 06:24

You know he could of just used this :

We are the Telephone Preference Service

The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) is a free service. It is the official central opt out register on which you can record your preference not to receive unsolicited sales or marketing calls. It is a legal requirement that all organisations (including charities, voluntary organisations and political parties) do not make such calls to numbers registered on the TPS unless they have your consent to do so.


http://www.tpsonline.../tps/index.html

Sign up to it and you WONT get annoying spam phonecalls. Did it for my Mum and my Gran, both say they get 0 calls of this sort now.

So no need to go to the excess he has.

#28 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 06:41

Most of the spam callers I get these days are outside the UK, therefore the TPS has no affect on them...



#29 Yogurtmaster

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 07:05

In the states it got really bad around the early 2000's.  It was so bad that I bought a device to stop it.  Years after that I dropped my landline.

 

I rarely get anything on my phone these days but some wrong numbers (like today) and family/friends.



#30 Mohitster

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 07:16

Oh, the way to deal with those people, if you have time, is to just string them along and act like you believe it. Pretend to do everything they say, but when they ask if you can see x or y, just say no you see a or b... Really confound the buggers. :p

 

If you -don't- have time, just tell them to f-off and hang up.

such a sadist you are :p





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