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Old 29.06.2011, 21:25
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Repeated Calls from 041 508 70 16?

Do other users also receive repeated calls from 041 508 70 16?

I receive at least one such call a day, usually when I cannot pick up the phone. The caller never leaves a messages and if I dial the number, I just get 'busy'.

Annoying … why don't Swiss telephone operators offer a filter option for certain phone numbers?

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Old 29.06.2011, 21:32
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Re: Repeated Calls from 041 508 70 16?

http://www.ktipp.ch/service/Warnlist...efonterror.php

  • 041 508 70 09/13/16/87
    Hanse Medienservice, abgekürzt HMS, verkauft deutsche Zeitschriften. Die Anrufe kommen aus Deutschland
  • Hanseatic Media Service, abbreviated HMS sells German magazines. The calls come from Germany
  • 041 508 70 15
    Finanz Informations Zentrum. Ruft an, um einen Termin für einen Krankenkassen-Vermittler zu vereinbaren – mit dem falschen Argument, Mitte Jahr würden die Prämien steigen.
  • Financial Information Center. Calls to schedule an appointment for a health insurance broker - with the false argument that mid-year would increase the premiums.
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Old 29.06.2011, 21:33
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Re: Repeated Calls from 041 508 70 16?

It is probably a sales call center. Google the number!

The webpage has been removed, but Swiss TV was warning about it,

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17. Mai 2011 – 041 508 70 13/16/87. Hanse Medienservice, abgekürzt HMS, verkauft deutsche Zeitschriften. Die Anrufe kommen aus Deutschland. 041 508 70 15 ...

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Re: Repeated Calls from 041 508 70 16?

Thanks, that explains a lot!

Is there any efficient way to stop such calls? Blocking/filtering is apparently not available …

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Have you told Swisscom you do NOT want publicity?

If you have then complain to Swisscom.
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Old 29.06.2011, 21:46
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Thanks, that explains a lot!

Is there any efficient way to stop such calls? Blocking/filtering is apparently not available …

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Yes pick up the phone and squeal very loudly.
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Yes pick up the phone and squeal very loudly.
Or thank them politely and tell them you're leaving Switzerland tomorrow.
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Re: Repeated Calls from 041 508 70 16?

pick up tell them once and normally they leave you alone. ive had several and after i finally picked up and said no they never called again
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Re: Repeated Calls from 041 508 70 16?

When my folks used to receive such calls in Australia, I used to pick up the phone for them and spoke away in our native language
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When my folks used to receive such calls in Australia, I used to pick up the phone for them and spoke away in our native language
Just ask them nicely if they speak English
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Re: Repeated Calls from 041 508 70 16?

You have to show them that you are in charge of the conversation. Ask their name,company and address. Dont let them catch you with thier sales pitch.It should turn them right off when you start with their personal details.
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Re: Repeated Calls from 041 508 70 16?

When I got called from agent who will try to sell you something I just punch hold button untill they drop the call.
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Re: Repeated Calls from 041 508 70 16?

Ways to stop those (Tele-Marketing) credit card sales

1. After the telemarketer finishes speaking, ask him/her to marry you.

2. Tell the telemarketer you are busy at the moment, and ask him/her if he/she will give you his/her home phone number so you can call him/her back.

3. Ask them to repeat everything they say, several times.

4. Tell them it is dinner time, BUT ask if they would please hold. Put them on your speaker phone while you continue to eat at your leisure. Smack your food loudly and continue with your dinner conversation.

5. Tell them that all business goes through your agent, and hand the phone to your five year old child.

6. Tell them you are hard of hearing and that they need to speak up...louder. ..louder. ..louder!

7. Tell them to speak very slowly because you want to write every word down.

8. If they start out with, "How are you today?", say "I'm so glad you asked, because no one these days seems to care, and I have all these problems.... ......."

9. Cry out in surprise, "Helen, is that you? I've been hoping you'd call! How is the family?" When they insist they are not Helen, tell them to stop joking. This works especially well if the telemarketer is really MALE.
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Do other users also receive repeated calls from 041 508 70 16?

I receive at least one such call a day, usually when I cannot pick up the phone. The caller never leaves a messages and if I dial the number, I just get 'busy'.

Annoying … why don't Swiss telephone operators offer a filter option for certain phone numbers?

Martin
I just wanted to know if I could borrow some brown sugar...sorry.
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Old 11.07.2011, 17:50
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Re: Repeated Calls from 041 508 70 16?

It might be hard to believe, but telemarketers are people as well
People with an unfotunate and yes quite annoying profession.
Politely decline whatever they are offering, say a quick goodbye and hang up before they can get a word in.
No need to be rude, these people know the score, from 100 calls they are likely to get one positive lead.
Its a hard way to make money and I wouldnt do it for quids.
In my opinion being rude, juvenile or a smart ass says a lot more about yourself than the telemarketer......
(They are bloody annoying though)
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