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Cold Calling Law To Change

#1 by Sheldonboy , Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:08 pm

Hopefully this should stop loads of unwanted calls, not before time
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31616523


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RE: Cold calling law to change

#2 by Slow Jo , Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:17 pm

These people are a nuisance, so it's about time ,but will they find a way round it.?


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RE: Cold calling law to change

#3 by Voltman , Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:10 am

BT sell a phone that lets you block all sorts of calls. It's called a Call Guardian.
You can block whole ranges of numbers such as 0843, 0845, anonymous, etc. or individual numbers from people you don't like or who pretend to know you. It works by answering the calls you don't want, ,without you knowing, and telling the caller to clear off. No call goes unanswered.
It's a typical BT ripoff of course. They sell you a phone that will answer calls that they put through to you despite the fact that they know you don't want to receive these calls. Thus they charge you for the phone and they charge the bogus caller for a call you don't know about and didn't want.


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RE: Cold calling law to change

#4 by astwood , Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:57 pm

Its about time they tried to sort this out
my wife and son are always getting them


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RE: Cold calling law to change

#5 by Sheldonboy , Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:18 pm

I answer the phone, if it's a cold caller I ask them to wait and then put tthe phone down on the table for 15 minutes or so.


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RE: Cold calling law to change

#6 by astwood , Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:20 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #5
I answer the phone, if it's a cold caller I ask them to wait and then put tthe phone down on the table for 15 minutes or so.

Our dan just tells them to do one


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RE: Cold calling law to change

#7 by Slow Jo , Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:33 pm

Use to keep a whistle by the phone ,but someone got done for hearing damage,so I got shut.


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RE: Cold calling law to change

#8 by Voltman , Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:25 pm

You can't cause hearing damage by telephone, the audio circuits are clipped and filtered.
That's why telephone speech has a distinctive sound as opposed to broadcast radio and real life.


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RE: Cold calling law to change

#9 by Sheldonboy , Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:14 pm

Volty you have never had a phone conversation with my wife, you would stick a sharp pencil in both of your ears.


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