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Old 04-05-2014, 03:41 AM   #11
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Honestly not speaking from a high horse here, but I try not to get funny with unwanted solicitors. They are only doing what someone hired them to do. I think it unbecoming to taunt a person who can't (normally) answer in kind. Just a plain hang-up should do.
ummmmmm....i think they had a pretty good idea of the what the job entailed when they took it.

kind of like a guy who mucks out horse stalls, complaining about the smell of horse manure. did he really expect horse manure to smell like roses or what?
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:45 AM   #12
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Honestly not speaking from a high horse here, but I try not to get funny with unwanted solicitors. They are only doing what someone hired them to do. I think it unbecoming to taunt a person who can't (normally) answer in kind. Just a plain hang-up should do.
That's what I do. But I rarely get these kind of calls.
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Old 04-05-2014, 07:58 AM   #13
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Since we got rid of our land line last year, 0 tele-marketing calls. By that time, my f-i-l, who has a cell phone & tele-idiots were the only folks using it anyway.
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I have two land lines coming in.
One (personal) is on the do not call list.
The other is used for FAX and DSL.
After I got a call on an Easter Sunday, on my "do not call" registered line, for the fifth time from the same company, I started to get creative.

I also have a "zapper" on the same do not call number. This sends a signal (when the handset is picked up) to computer generated callers that the line was disconnected.

I've also registered complaints on the government site about frequent callers.

They can record the call for training and quality control, I can also record the call (but advise them first that the call is being recorded.)

And what happened is some yoohoo from YB.com decided to post my personal number as my business phone (which business is a cell) and all of my business is "word of mouth" only. I've tried to contact YB.com, but they conveniently have found a way to hide their contact info.
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My Landline is only answered if someone tries to leave a message and I choose to talk to them. I wont answer it because there are just as many people exempt from the "Do not call" List as are prohibited. The poll takers have even intertwined marketing into their polling, answer all their questions and all the sudden they want to offer you something or link you with someone who wants to sell you something. Last election, I received so many calls from Robo Republicrats that I just stopped answering it all together. If you dont leave a message, I guarantee you wont ever get to talk to me and I wont hear a word that you have to say.
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Wonderful invention, caller I.D. Pops up on the TV screen as well as the phone handset. If I don't recognize the name/number, I don't answer.
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Wonderful invention, caller I.D. Pops up on the TV screen as well as the phone handset. If I don't recognize the name/number, I don't answer.

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I have had many of those annoying TM calls over the years also. I found out that as long as the number comes up, and if you call it back, you are given the opportunity to have your number removed from their list.
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The best thing to do is nothing. If you have caller ID, don't answer the phone if the number is unfamiliar. Or like myself, I get customer calls on my personal phone, simply say "No Thanks, Thank you for the call. Have a wonderful day." then hang up.
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My home phone is bluetooth capable, so I bluetooth my home phone with my cell phone, then set my cell phone to contacts only. If your not in my contact list, you just get a busy signal when you call.
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