on 25-01-2012 8h03
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25-01-2012 8h11 - edited 25-01-2012 8h14
I was wondering whether it's possible to block numbers on the landline as I am getting really irritated by these calls and a lot of them are call centres and sales calls.
BT offer a service called "Choose to Refuse" which allows you to block up to 10 numbers.
Click on "Extra Features" option
The first month is free. Sometimes that is long enough to put callers off.
on 25-01-2012 8h17
on 25-01-2012 8h21
Thank you for taking the time to answering my thread, your help was much appreciated and I'll give this a whirl.
If you have any problems, let me know, as I use the service. I also have Anonymous Call Rejection as well, to stop "withheld" calls. Total peace and quite
25-01-2012 9h42 - edited 25-01-2012 9h45
I was wondering whether it's possible to block numbers on the landline as I am getting really irritated by these calls and a lot of them are call centres and sales calls.You can register with BT Privacy on 0800 916 5544. This gives you Caller Display free if you have a compatible phone (subject to making a few calls with BT) and will register you with the Telephone Preference Service (which prohibits UK cold calls).Alternatively you can register with the TPS online here: http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/ctps/number_type.html. It officially takes effect after 28 days, but in practice it often works much sooner.
26-01-2012 7h46 - edited 26-01-2012 7h50
on 10-02-2013 10h53
on 10-02-2013 15h44
Most effective solution is to buy the Truecall device.
Not so sure that's correct now as BT have just brought out the BT 6500 phone. Well worth a look at less than half the price of trueCall.
on 10-02-2013 17h03
on 10-02-2013 20h20
The 6500 looks to be a nice phone if you need a new one. However, I understand you can only have 10 numbers on the blocked list, and calls with an international, unknown or withheld caller ID can be sent directly to the answering machine. Call Block, about the same price as a single new 6500, intercepts calls of unknown origin with a message warning the caller that PPI or marketing calls will not be accepted, and inviting the caller to dial 5 to continue. Truecall gives you all these options without a practical limit on the list of numbers you can block or allow straight through. All are limited by BT's failure to transmit the Caller ID from international sources - mobile network operators are not so reluctant. The greatest service BT could provide the community is to begin to transmit the international Caller IDs, which is where the majority of nuisance calls come from, and are outside the remit of the TPS or UK regulations. This would require BT to install a software upgrade on its local exchanges which has been available to them since at least 1994, and never implemented.
Have to agree. The truecall unit although initially more expensive is far far more customisable and I for one would not go without it.
But I would like to say, it's great that at last someone else has seen that customers are right p****d off with nuisance calls and has come out with an alternative. Thats about 3 at the mo.