Re: Unsolicited calls from India trying to sell mobile phones
- From: "Andy" <replyheretofindout@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2005 22:30:01 +0000 (UTC)
"Jim" <me9@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> On Sat, 12 Nov 2005 11:51:22 GMT, John Youles
> <mines.a.pint@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>I just had a call from some timewaster in India trying to sell me a mobile
>>phone. Rather than put the phone down immediately so he is free to annoy
>>someone else, I ask him to wait while I fetch the head of the household,
>>press the secrecy button which plays a particularly irritating jingle.
>>few minutes, if the timewaster is still there, I tell him I am not
>>and I hope the call has cost him a lot of money.
>>Perhaps they'll get the message eventually.
> I sympathise. Over the last week I have had 7 of the same - all
> trying to sell a mobile to the 'head of the household'.
> After the 1st attempt I put ACR on (subscribed ot it - but switched it
> off temporarily), and then the buggers started presenting an
> international number (001xxxxxx) thus allowing the calls to get
> through !
> I'm registrered with the TPS, so guess they must be cold calling via
> an auto-dialler ??
...or they're not bothering to cleanse their list against the TPS database,
or they consider that you have an existing business relationship with their
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