How To Stop Unwanted Calls From Telemarketers
There is perhaps nothing so annoying than being getting cold calls from telemarketers. Receiving annoying, interrupting calls at the most inopportune times and from people you don’t know who try to sell you goods you don’t want. You could always block the caller on your Android phone, however rather than doing this for each incoming call there is another option, read on to find out.
In this day and age the vast majority of mobile numbers are passed “sold” on to marketing companies for a small fee. This can be very profitable for cellular providers but is to most of us these calls are unwanted and may even cost us money. There are also plenty of scams out there, many of which use the same phone number lists as the telemarketers’ to target their would-be victims.
In these scams people mask their phone numbers to make it look like the receiver is getting local or free call, however when you check your bill you have been charged a fortune for a long distance call originating from Africa or God Knows Where.
One simple and easy way to remove your number from these lists is to register your numbers with the Do Not Call register, also known as the Telephone Preference Service, in the UK.
This service is totally FREE and costs you nothing. It is your way to opt out or receiving unwanted calls. It usually takes a little bit of time for your number to be removed from the lists and to stop receiving the calls, additionally you may have to re-register every 5 years or so, but it can be well worth it if you keep getting those annoying calls.
Many countries have an Opt Out Register and you can easily do a web search to find the one for your country or region. Yuo can usually register online or by calling a dedicated a number. You will probably have to do this from the phone number you wish to be added to the opt out list. There is generally an automated menu and it only takes a few minutes of your time.
Here are a few links to the most commonly used ones.
Please leave a comment letting us know your experiences of using these opt out lists and of links to any other ones for your country or region.
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