Get rid of those annoying telesales calls in the UK

October 5, 2011 8:50am CST
If like me you are plagued by telesales and silent calls, there is something you can do. Register with Telephone Preference Service: www.tps.org.uk and they will block all the nuisance callers for you. You can also complain about a persistent company that just won't go away! I hope this makes your life a lot better! Blessings
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6 responses
@ShepherdSpy (8563)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
5 Oct 11
That's a good idea..Me,I use an answering machine on my phone to screen calls to avoid any that get through..If I don't know the caller or had requested a call from them,I don't pick up.
6 Oct 11
I used to use an answerphone but, as I'm being careful of the pennies now, I don't any more.
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
7 Oct 11
It costs more to use a Machine where you Live?
@Anne18 (11036)
5 Oct 11
Boy oh boy they are so annoying, espically when you are busy. We laways look at the number display now and if there is no number then it is a naff call and we don't answer it. If there was someone the other end of the phone who really wanted to talk to us then they would leave a message on the answer machine and then we could then phone them back. There are far too many of these calls now.
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6 Oct 11
I've been getting the same one 4 or 5 times a day recently! I just pull the plug now! If anyone wants me they will just have to text or email and I will phone them back.
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• India
5 Oct 11
Here in India, similar service is restarted with strict instructions. This time it looks like working great because people stopped receiving calls or SMSes after the registration. I hope this will continue to work properly so that people can have extra peace of mind :)
6 Oct 11
I'm glad to hear that! We can all do with less noise and more peace of mind wherever we live on the Planet, Gadget!
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@anklesmash (1417)
5 Oct 11
Im going to tell my mum to sign us up on this service we have had a lot of calls recently either silent calls or calls saying that if we have taken out a loan and were charged payment protection insurance and didnt want to be we can claim and get it back.My mum has already got a claim going through but they dont want to take this as an answer as to why we are not interested in using their service.
6 Oct 11
I have just had an email from TPS to say that they can't stop silent calls. Companies dial numbers automatically but they should have the right number of operators to deal with them. Some of them don't and that is why there is silence on the end of the line when we pick up. TPS did tell me that they would add the nuisance-number I reported to their black list for investigation, but that is all they can do. Insurance companies are the worst when it comes to anything! All the best with the refund of your PPI!
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@kelly10 (678)
5 Oct 11
We have already registered with the TPS, but unfortunately we still get nuisance callers. Luckily we don't use the phoneline, only having it for Broadband and Sky TV, so we just unplug it. The one that really bugs me is the nuisance text messages you get offering you a pay day loan, or accident advice. The messages always say if you don't want them text stop to a certain number, but rather then this i just deleted them. But on my bill I noticed I'd been charged for a text, yet I have unlimited texts as part of my contract. It turns out is was one of these silly companies. I contacted my network provider explaining it's not soemthing that I've signed up for and for them to barr them access to my number, but they can't. You'd think if there is the TPS for landlines then the same could be done to stop these texts.
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6 Oct 11
What a nerve! I hope the telecommunication companies can get together and create a standard for banning all unsolicited calls and texts. If this happens the world will be a much less frustrating place for us all!
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@pergammano (7756)
• Canada
6 Oct 11
I truly hope this works a lot better in the U.K., than it did in Canada. We were all informed (newspaper, T.V.,radio) etc., that we could sign up for a "call block" service, this included our "cell" phones! There is NOT a cell phone directory in Canada! I jumped on this service with both feet, like a kazillion others.....GUESS WHAT, it was an information gathering SCAM! All that signed up...are still being plagued on landlines and cell phones, with tenfold of these calls...even up to 10:30 at nite! It looked, purported to be "upfront!" Even my son fell for it...and he is a "techno rat!" It even like yours, had a link to our Federal Gov't in the name! JUST be careful, research this site...carefully, you may be releasing a whole lot of info, you don't want to!
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7 Oct 11
This organisation is legit and has been going for a long time very successfully in the UK. Unfortunately, the telesales companies have circumnavigated all the rules!
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• Canada
7 Oct 11
Dear Mandolingirl, I SEE that I must NOT have worded my response very well. As my point was completely missed, OUR Canadian site, was completely LEGIT..as well, sponsored by the FEDERAL Government as an answer to 30 million complaints!!! [u][/u]The government site was hacked...! And NOW they had the info of all those that signed up, and it became a plague. That was the whole point of my response...be cautious...hackers are everywhere! Even in safe, legit places. Cheers!