FED UP with phone unwanted phone calls? Annoyed by callers constantly checking if you’ve ever had ‘PPI’ sold? Irritated by cold calls trying to encourage you to switch energy suppliers?
If you get lots of unwanted phone calls, to the point that it drives you to despair, then this tip just might be relevant to you!?
If you have an answer machine that can be programmed to pick-up after a certain number of rings, then try setting it to answer after only a couple of rings. Most call centres ring numbers automatically, and a call is ended if an answer machine is detected. So you should never receive unwanted calls from call centres again.
This will only be relevant to some people, and involves you having to tell your favourite family, friends and callers to just speak as normal when the answer machine message starts/finishes – if you are available and want to take the call then you would just answer as normal when you know who the caller is.
It might also be useful to register with the free Telephone Preference Service (TPS) at www.tpsonline.org.uk which has the law on its side to deter unsolicited phone calls – but many nuisance calls are from companies that flout the law!
Have you got any similar tips or advice to share with local people? Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment.