The Purpose of a Courtesy Call

@NailTech (6892)
United States
May 8, 2012 11:35am CST
So we got a courtesy call for dad today today again for his one magazine subscription and he was outside so we didn't call him in. But right away mom was getting all "upset" about how they wanted him to pay money again, etc. when he just paid them. I told her it is not always a call for money when they make those kind of calls. It went on and on like always to the point of her finally listening to me after too much stressful thinking again. So what do you think most courtesy calls are for?
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@syramoon (655)
• United States
8 May 12
Most courtesy calls I get are about hospital visits, so to me courtesy calls are to remind you about something, sometimes that something is to pay a bill, but not always.
@NailTech (6892)
• United States
8 May 12
I thought so too, so why would a magazine subscription place be doing a courtesy call thing. I told them last time that he didn't want to change anything, and he doesn't. These calls are a drag, they make me get up too many times and my legs hurt so it's a big inconvenience at times. I will tell them the next time to stop the calls.
@syramoon (655)
• United States
8 May 12
Some times they call to say something like "Extend your subscription for X number of months and get X% off." It's a pain. One of my room mates gets calls like that often, and they never stop calling until they talk to her.
@NailTech (6892)
• United States
9 May 12
They don't here either, I think they called four times total yesterday.
@celticeagle (112789)
• Boise, Idaho
8 May 12
The only kind of courtesy calls I know of are from the doctor's and dentist's office. Reminding us of our appointments. Around here they are so busy the appointment dates are several months out so it is good to get those calls. Not sure what other types there would be.
@NailTech (6892)
• United States
9 May 12
Yea, we get them here too, and I prefer them to send a card or call. But these other things like magazine subscriptions are a real big annoyance.
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@celticeagle (112789)
• Boise, Idaho
10 May 12
You can get a phone service that gives a recording to any number that you haven't okay. The recording tells them if they are solicitors to not call back and gives them a chance to get through if they are a legitimate call. It is great! You should call your phone service and see about it.