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Old 12.01.2012, 10:59
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Re: How can i stop the Cold Calling?

I just had the cheekiest telemarketer on the phone. She rang up, and I answered (which I wouldn't normally do when I don't recognise the number, but I was waiting for a call from a repair company).

She then asked for Madame Something-or-other. I explained that wasn't me.

'Well, I can talk to you or your mother'. I said she had the wrong number as I lived alone that was not my name.

'Well actually this call is not personalised. Do you have a cat?' I said yes, as it happens I do but that I had chosen not to receive telesales calls.

'Why not?' I explained that it was my right to choose not to and I had exercised that right because I didn't want to be bothered.

'Not even to protect the health and well-being of your cat?' She then proceeded to try and sell me some kind of cat food. I hung up.

I couldn't believe it. And not a good marketing technique, to tell me I am a poor cat owner because I don't want to listen to telesales calls on behalf of my cat! That's going to make me want to buy her product. Not.
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Re: How can i stop the Cold Calling?

Local.ch's form link is not working. I also need to know how to stop a company calling me. They don't remove my information even if ask. I hate some hr companies. They just ruined my day second time it's like receiving a call at 4am.
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Old 15.06.2016, 12:13
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Re: How can i stop the Cold Calling?

Local's no good for that as they don't consider cold calling to be a nuisance. Guess they've never been on the receiving end.

"We can give you a new telephone number free of charge in the event of annoyance calls (advertising calls are not considered an annoyance)."

https://help.local.ch/entries/202877...unwanted-calls-

I usually just jiggle the phone in the receiver to cut the call off without answering it unless it's a number I know is genuine. The problem I have is that the OH is listed in the phone book with a * against his name, but I'm not listed and can't see any way to add me to our listing. So I still get the cold calls.

You could try this and see if it helps.

http://sdv-konsumenteninfo.ch/
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Old 15.06.2016, 12:15
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Re: How can i stop the Cold Calling?

Dead easy: Rj45 wall socket wiring issue.
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Re: How can i stop the Cold Calling?

If I surely don't want another call from someone, I just reply in a totally silly non-coherent manner.

I will give the impression I want to buy (whatever), then ask about their grandparents, then say something which triggers their interest again...

...the idea is to waste their time (which unfortunately also wastes my time).

Because what non of these cold caller want is to waste time w/o result.

I have a feeling the little waste of time I invest (~3 minutes) _actually_ removes me from their databases, because they mark me as a hopeless case. I usually never hear again...
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Old 15.06.2016, 12:26
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Re: How can i stop the Cold Calling?

You can't stop these calls. It's the way of doing things here.

There are obviously enough people here gullible enough to make these Swiss companies think cold calling to the extent they do it, worthwhile.

Nice to know that your compulsory health insurance premiums pay for cold calling call centers and homeopathic 'medicine'.
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Old 15.06.2016, 12:30
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You can't stop these calls. It's the way of doing things here.

It is nothing compared to Toronto. I recently visited my Mum. About half of the time the phone rang it was someone selling something, and a good portion of that was Bell themselves!
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Re: How can i stop the Cold Calling?

the problem is, I work only at nights and until around 6am and sleep until noon. these guys just ruin my day by calling at 9am, because I can't go back to sleep again.
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Old 15.06.2016, 12:40
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It is nothing compared to Toronto. I recently visited my Mum. About half of the time the phone rang it was someone selling something, and a good portion of that was Bell themselves!
Same in the UK. We were plagued by them until we signed up to

http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/index.html

Been stopped cold. I think we've had a total of 2 calls in 4 years since we registered.
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Old 15.06.2016, 12:55
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Same in the UK. We were plagued by them until we signed up to

http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/index.html

Been stopped cold. I think we've had a total of 2 calls in 4 years since we registered.
TPS works really well. After we signed up, we got no calls. I think I recall that the penalties for companies abusing the system were enough of an incentive for them not to do it.

I wish there was something like that here that wasn't as impotent as the current way of dealing with it.
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Old 15.06.2016, 12:58
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Re: How can i stop the Cold Calling?

I'm with sunrise and have a Fritzbox. It enables me to list numbers to block. I've also set up a rule that any number withheld calls go straight to answering machine.
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Re: How can i stop the Cold Calling?

If I don't recognize the number, I don't answer the phone.

Simple as that.
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Old 15.06.2016, 13:12
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Re: How can i stop the Cold Calling?

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If I don't recognize the number, I don't answer the phone.

Simple as that.
We can't do that.

We had a call last week - one of our kids was ill at school and needed collecting - the call came from a teacher's mobile which hadn't been noted.

I called one of my kids from a phone box yesterday (novel!) as I had forgotten my mobile.

Lots of other occasions too which mean we need to pick up.
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Re: How can i stop the Cold Calling?

We got an answer machine inbuilt into the phone....the cold callers always hangup before my (on purpose) lengthy message is over . Yet, it gives me the satisfaction anyway, that I added to their phone bill at least this way....small revenge.

All people who need to know the girls and my contact details have them anyway and use the other means to get in touch.....SMS,Telegram, FB Messenger etc etc..and the girls have their own phones.

In the case like Tom1234 (call from phone box) mentions, the callers here, can talk after my hello message, the girls hear it and pick then up.
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the problem is, I work only at nights and until around 6am and sleep until noon. these guys just ruin my day by calling at 9am, because I can't go back to sleep again.

In your case I'd simply unplug the phone, when you go to sleep, assuming you got a cell phone and the people who need to get in touch (Family, OH, Friends) and that those people can in case of emergency contact you like that.


I used to work as a nurses assistant many many years ago and did lots of night shifts, I totally understand you. Your sleep is worth much more than anything else after all your inner clock is already upside down because of the night shift!
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