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Triple88a 02-22-2007 09:21 PM

Telemarketers calling your house too much? Time to block them!!!
 
Hello all I just like many others have problems with telemarketers calling my house phone # few "hundred" times a day. I just found out about this website today which removes your phone # from telemarketers list. Its www.donotcall.gov I should be completely free. I'm not advertizing the website i'm just trying to help people out.

tiny terror 02-22-2007 09:23 PM

I use an airhorn to say no thanks. They don't call back.

Triple88a 02-22-2007 09:26 PM

Thank you for calling me. Unfortionetly i'm a little busy can i get your home phone # so i can call you back? No? Well now you know how i feel.. "bam"

whiteyj 02-22-2007 10:27 PM

The do not call list only works if they are an upstanding firm. Way too many real estate companies and your own bank, etc. still calling. Not to mention, non-profits are exempt from the list= they get to call anyway.

I like Tiny's air horn!

Scout 02-22-2007 10:32 PM

If you've conducted business with a company within the last 90 days then the Do Not Call list doesn't work. The Gov assumes you have an open interest with that company. That's why you still get calls from your credit card companies, auto dealerships etc. Everytime you make contact (including paying a bill) with that company then the 90 renews and so on. That's why you still get some calls. If you do get a call from a company that you've never had contact with then they're in violation. In other words, they've figured out the "gray area". ;)

AzTJ 02-22-2007 10:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tiny terror (Post 57443)
I use an airhorn to say no thanks. They don't call back.

I've actually done that once... I heard the guy scream on the other side "WHAT IN THE HELL!?!" and then he hung up :D :D :D ... never heard from this "Brian" again :eek: :p

Triple88a 02-22-2007 10:48 PM

I gues i should buy a air horn then? :) so far 2 for 2 say it works

amy 02-22-2007 11:18 PM

An air horn doesn't work with the stupid recorded messages I've been getting a lot of lately. Not only are they bugging me in my own home, it's not even real people on the other end of the line. :mad:

lost 02-22-2007 11:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amy (Post 57482)
An air horn doesn't work with the stupid recorded messages I've been getting a lot of lately. Not only are they bugging me in my own home, it's not even real people on the other end of the line. :mad:

yeah last month i got a bunch calls of pre-recorded spanish people trying to sell stuff about once a week

Triple88a 02-22-2007 11:37 PM

I just registered so i cannot say success but so far i havnt gotten a call. They say it may take up to 31 days to stop/slow down the propaganda

Iquois 02-23-2007 06:39 AM

Turn the tables
 
I just hang up or I'll tell them to hold on "and I'll get her" and I just leave them on hold. If I'm in a good mood and I have the time, I will interupt them and try to sell them something. Like maybe the 258 block in my bathtub that I don't need anymore.

trulefty 02-23-2007 07:24 AM

You Don't Need The Bathtub Anymore?

MouthfulOfGrass 02-23-2007 09:27 AM

The best time I had was when I strung one of these phone sales people along for about 10 minutes or so. I guess she was tired of people not talking to her that she was trying real hard. After each paragraph of her sales pitch, I guess she was supposed to get a "yes" or "no" before she continued. I kept giving non-comittal grunts that could have been taken either way, I never gave her an actual yes or no. Finally in the end she asked me to confirm my address for her, I gave her the universal sound for "I don't know" (you know the sound that teenagers use, no consonants). I got her so mad at me that she yelled at me and hung up on me, imagine that.

Must've wasted precious company phone minutes on that one.

Try it some time, after a few beers. Just remember to never give a definate yes or no. The smarter or less desperate ones will figure it out quickly and hang up.

ccain 02-23-2007 03:31 PM

I usually let them get through their speil...then when they wait for me to acknowledge them, I say: So...what are you wearing? in a persuasive voice.....CLICK!!! :flipoff:


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