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Annoying telemarketers
« on: April 13, 2018, 03:30:02 PM »
What can I do to stop getting calls from telemarketers, I got 4 calls today alone, I usually get 2-4 a day. I must have "won" 1000 "free" vacations already. How do I stop them they are so annoying.
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Re: Annoying telemarketers
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 03:32:48 PM »
I read your title wrong. I thought this was about how to annoy telemarketers.

(Reading it as telemarketers who are annoying didn't make sense because it's redundant.)

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Re: Annoying telemarketers
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 03:33:23 PM »
I'd suggest annoying them by putting them on hold or using a service like this: http://jollyrogertelephone.com/how-to-send-your-telemarketers-to-this-robot/
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Re: The annoying telemarketers
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 03:50:02 PM »
I was getting scam calls hourly from Apple. I just talk to them like I do to @aygart and they finally stopped calling.  :)
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Re: Annoying telemarketers
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 03:57:30 PM »
I was getting scam calls hourly from Apple. I just talk to them like I do to @aygart and they finally stopped calling.  :)
They are smarter than you, apparently.
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Re: Annoying telemarketers
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2018, 04:11:35 PM »
Google has a beta program for their dialer app for Android. They have a sign up link somewhere. They are working on blocking and filtering spam calls and ever since I got their beta app I haven't got any calls. Before that I had about 5 spam calls a day.

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Re: Annoying telemarketers
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2018, 04:13:50 PM »
Google has a beta program for their dialer app for Android. They have a sign up link somewhere. They are working on blocking and filtering spam calls and ever since I got their beta app I haven't got any calls. Before that I had about 5 spam calls a day.
Not worried about false positives?
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Re: Annoying telemarketers
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2018, 04:19:47 PM »
I read about the guy that had his number cost the caller.. scared away telemarketers.. and im guessing his friends too.

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Re: Annoying telemarketers
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2018, 04:54:40 PM »
Google has a beta program for their dialer app for Android. They have a sign up link somewhere. They are working on blocking and filtering spam calls and ever since I got their beta app I haven't got any calls. Before that I had about 5 spam calls a day.
T-Mobile has this feature on the plan / line level, however I've had cases of:
false positives
So I turned it off.
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Re: Annoying telemarketers
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2018, 05:31:17 PM »
I'd suggest annoying them by putting them on hold or using a service like this: http://jollyrogertelephone.com/how-to-send-your-telemarketers-to-this-robot/
have you ever used this service

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Re: Annoying telemarketers
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2018, 09:57:11 PM »
What can I do to stop getting calls from telemarketers, I got 4 calls today alone, I usually get 2-4 a day. I must have "won" 1000 "free" vacations already. How do I stop them they are so annoying.
Install the True Caller app.


http://]https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.truecaller
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Re: Annoying telemarketers
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2018, 11:26:51 PM »
Install the True Caller app.


http://]https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.truecaller
And give up your contact list. They upload your contacts and use that to ID those numbers for other people.

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Re: Annoying telemarketers
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2018, 12:26:12 AM »
Not worried about false positives?

I haven't reached the point in my life where I would need to...

The telecoms really need to get their act together in this respect. Getting 4-5 calls daily is ridiculous and to use a app like truecaller to make calls does not make me comfortable at all. I know it's too late as it only takes one person with your contact info and the app and you are in their database. Just the knowledge slightly irritates me.

T-Mobile has this feature on the plan / line level, however I've had cases of:So I turned it off.

I turned it on but it never did anything.

Install the True Caller app.


http://]https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.truecaller



And then the next time you borrow someone's phone to call one of your parents and truecaller notifies you that you are calling dad/mom. #truestory

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Re: Annoying telemarketers
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2018, 02:01:58 AM »
And give up your contact list. They upload your contacts and use that to ID those numbers for other people.
What's the problem with that? Why does it affect you?

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Re: Annoying telemarketers
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2018, 08:47:32 AM »
And give up your contact list. They upload your contacts and use that to ID those numbers for other people.
+1 I downloaded the app but didnít use it for that reason. I didnít want to give them access to my contacts. Not sure why anyone would want to