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# 176996 18-Jul-2015 14:37
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Anyway to report idiots calling our landline and advertising over it? Or a Opt out listing?

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  # 1346855 18-Jul-2015 16:46
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Opt-out here:
http://www.marketing.org.nz/services/do_not_call

Of course you'll still receive unsolicited calls from overseas or from local telemarketers who aren't members etc.



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  # 1346865 18-Jul-2015 16:50
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Fred99: Opt-out here:
http://www.marketing.org.nz/services/do_not_call

Of course you'll still receive unsolicited calls from overseas or from local telemarketers who aren't members etc.


Thank you.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1346892 18-Jul-2015 17:49
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Of course you'll still receive unsolicited calls from overseas or from local telemarketers who aren't members etc.

 

Which will be the vast majority of them. That is why it will be a waste of time. I opted out, but still get them all the time. Most are scam calls.

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  # 1346925 18-Jul-2015 19:45
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Most Cold Callers use an unlisted number, so Caller ID is very handy.

I don't answer any calls when the Caller ID says "Private Number". And if the caller is actually legitimate, they can always leave a message on my Answerphone.

It doesn't stop them calling, but at least you know not to answer the phone, and most of them hang up after 6 rings.

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  # 1347097 19-Jul-2015 10:25
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I tell ALL charities and ALL advertisers that this is a private personal phone number and that I do no charity/survey/business/etc on the phone as there are too many scam callers from India etc.



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  # 1347305 19-Jul-2015 18:49
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I just say "I don't take unsolicited calls" and hang up. I had nothing for about a month, and then got three withing 20 minutes while eating dinner last night - which was pretty darned annoying. One was for DVS, one I cut off before they got to their product, and I can't remember what the third was.

I'm starting to wonder whether an unlisted number might be the way to go?

Plus, about a week ago, I had a run of calls where the phone gives one or two rings and then stops which, based on some discussion I had with colleagues at work,  I assume is probably telemarketers using some sort of automated system to step through numbers sequentially and find out which ones are valid for later calling?

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  # 1347310 19-Jul-2015 19:08
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This was one of the benefits of going naked with broadband but no land line by the way.

$50 a month to have a service that was mostly used taking calls from sales or survey people. Switched to cell phones and data services for calls such as FaceTime and Skype, and never looked back.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1347326 19-Jul-2015 19:54
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I have a confidential, unlisted phone number and it receives unsolicited calls. It seems some of it is blind dialing from automated machines, and some of it is numbers being sold like email addresses.




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  # 1347327 19-Jul-2015 19:59
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I don't understand why people think they have to answer their phones during dinner - I certainly don't!

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  # 1347933 20-Jul-2015 18:57
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alasta: I don't understand why people think they have to answer their phones during dinner - I certainly don't!


Because I have a very unwell elderly relative that I need to do things for, and something might have gone wrong.

Which is also why I can't take it off the hook at night, and have consequently received the occasional "Microsoft Technical Services" scam call and its ilk in the wee small hours.

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  # 1348004 20-Jul-2015 20:15
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I don't think a landline gives $50 a month worth of return these days.

There is a market for sure for a large buttoned landline style basic phone that connects via cellular connection.

The moment you put a SIM card in it it suddenly has to do everything, but a land line looking cell phone would sell great for the oldies, who only need it to make and receive calls.

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  # 1348006 20-Jul-2015 20:18
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Jaxson: I don't think a landline gives $50 a month worth of return these days.

There is a market for sure for a large buttoned landline style basic phone that connects via cellular connection.

The moment you put a SIM card in it it suddenly has to do everything, but a land line looking cell phone would sell great for the oldies, who only need it to make and receive calls.


There are products like this on the market...

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  # 1351109 24-Jul-2015 11:56
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There is a market for some sort of caller authentication codes that you can give to friends and family. Too many overseas calls at 4am, having older family overseas I don't want to do an outright block.

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