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TrueCall Nuisance Call Blocker (As seen on Dragons' Den) £59.99 @ Play

£59.99 @ Play.Com
I know this was posted 2 months ago but price has dropped another tenner now which makes it £30 cheaper than buying direct! TrueCall is the complete solution to all types of nuisance phone call - t… Read More
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7y, 2m agoFound 7 years, 2 months ago
I know this was posted 2 months ago but price has dropped another tenner now which makes it £30 cheaper than buying direct!

TrueCall is the complete solution to all types of nuisance phone call - telemarketing, silent calls, calls from overseas call centres, fax calls, robocalls, market researchers, offensive or threatening calls, misdials, wrong numbers and recorded message calls.

TrueCall is about the size of a paperback book. It plugs into your phone line at home and checks every call you receive before letting your phone ring.

TrueCall checks every call you receive before letting your phone ring. It connects your friends, family and invited callers straight through but stops all sorts of nuisance calls - telemarketing, silent calls, market researchers, calls from overseas call centres, fax calls, offensive or threatening calls, misdials, wrong numbers and recorded message calls.

How does trueCall work?
When a call arrives, trueCall immediately checks the caller's number. If it recognises them as a friend or a member of the user's family (the number is on their Star list), it lets them through as normal.

If the caller's number is on the user's personal Zap list - a list of numbers of telemarketers or other nuisance callers - trueCall answers the call itself, and politely tells the caller that they're not interested in the call - their phone never rings!

If trueCall doesn't recognise the caller's number, or the caller withholds their number, it asks them who they are, puts them on hold and only then rings the users phone.

When the user picks up, trueCall tells them who's calling, and they can choose whether to accept the call, get TrueCall to take a message, or Zap the caller (in which case trueCall takes over, asks them to go away, and puts them on its Zap list so they can't disturb the user again!).

At any time during an incoming call the user can press the star button on their phone ( * ) to put the caller onto their Star list.
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#1
I just sign up for the FREE service on-line, seems to do the trick. Wouldn't pay this price to block calls. Sorry but cold!
1 Like #2
OR register with TPS for Free!!

http://www.mpsonline.org.uk/tps/

:roll:
#3
they're not valid reasons to vote cold as this device does so much more than the TPS, it's completely configurable.
#4
This provides far more than the TPS service etc.

Well worth while for those who are troubled by unwanted calls.

Was the same price at Amazon.

The only problem is if you have more than one wired telephone connection.
#5
hotsugar3x
OR register with TPS for Free!!

http://www.mpsonline.org.uk/tps/

:roll:


It's worth noting that you have to renew your membership for TPS every 12 months or you will start to get nuisance calls again.
2 Likes #6
Haylhoo
I just sign up for the FREE service on-line, seems to do the trick. Wouldn't pay this price to block calls. Sorry but cold!


hotsugar3x
OR register with TPS for Free!!

http://www.mpsonline.org.uk/tps/

:roll:


This is nothing to do with the TPS or similar and as a registered user of TPS who gets hundreds of nuisance calls - this item is the answer.

Try complaining to the TPS - they simply reply saying they have no powers to act against the companies ignoring my membership!! A joke!

So if you know where this is cheaper, fine, if not - then you are way out.

I have been waiting for this to come down. I don't answer my phone anymore, and can't wait to Zap' the annoying pests. :thumbsup:
#7
regardless of whether you are on the tps service register, alot of marketing calls now originate from overseas, which is not covered by TPS, so you may well find this item a boon! we get MANY nuisance calls every week, i'll consider getting one at this price, thanks for highlighting this deal.
#8
Great idea - whether it's worth the £60 is entirely up to each individual. I personally would not pay £60 for it; but i would buy it for 1/2 that - IMHO
I Didn't vote.
#9
Bertt


The only problem is if you have more than one wired telephone connection.


Buy two?
banned#10
hotsugar3x
OR register with TPS for Free!!

http://www.mpsonline.org.uk/tps/

:roll:


I've register with TPS and still get unsolicited sales calls...They hang up as soon as I mention TPS, but it doesn't stop them ringing like I hoped it would.
#11
A brilliant idea for peace of mind, esp if you have a young family..
#12
Bargain now all we need is a machine that punches the annoying barstools who post pile after pile of junk mail through the letter box clean in the face.
#13
How about putting the phone down? - it's free.

Honestly I see the value in this device but I wouldn't pay anything more than £19.99. If they take the price down to that level they'll sell millions.
#14
Just rickroll the caller and enjoy the moment! :)
#15
great idea but hopefully it will be built into modern phones.
#16
TECHSPEC
Buy two?


You can use as many cordless handsets as you need from a single socket.
banned#17
nice idea but expensive
#18
I've recently got one of these from play, its very good, very customisable.
Its not cheap, but a great product.
#19
Lovely bit of kit and what a chance to play the silent calls, telemarketers at their own game. It is pricey but hey its relative - what price for peace of mind.
#21


They are an easy target - but who would take that job who didn't need the money? It is the companies that hire them you should boycott.
banned 1 Like #22
hotsugar3x
OR register with TPS for Free!!

Yeah right! All the TPS list serves as is a list of known good numbers for lowlife marketers to call. The TPS is a paper tiger and nothing more - when you complain that you're still getting calls, they whine that the originating company is /outside the UK/not selling anything/untraceable/any one of another dozen excuses. I wouldn't [censored] on the TPS if it was on fire!

Actually, I've found a foolproof method of dealing with telemarketers, and it doesn't even rely on shouting at the poor McDonalds reject who's actually called you. I now listen to them long enough to find out the company's name, then I use Companies House to trace its directors, and finally the free online directory to find out their home phone numbers. I've called two directors at home at 3am while I'm on my night shift to complain - one of them reckoned I was committing an offence, but I told him I was only ringing to ask him what his favourite colour was for the survey I was running, and that for the life of me I couldn't work out how this was any different to his callcentre muppet who called me.
#23
Peggy Bedford
nice idea but expensive


Peggy...you still using that avatar photo you took from the internet and pretending its you? :whistling:
#24
romfordian
Actually, I've found a foolproof method of dealing with telemarketers, and it doesn't even rely on shouting at the poor McDonalds reject who's actually called you. I now listen to them long enough to find out the company's name, then I use Companies House to trace its directors, and finally the free online directory to find out their home phone numbers. I've called two directors at home at 3am while I'm on my night shift to complain - one of them reckoned I was committing an offence, but I told him I was only ringing to ask him what his favourite colour was for the survey I was running, and that for the life of me I couldn't work out how this was any different to his callcentre muppet who called me.


Good idea, now you just have to make the machine do that automatically and you are on to a winner (as Jenny Seagrove would have said).
#25
I just put the phone down , good idea if you cant be bothered hanging up i suppose.

"hello"
"im just calling to.."
Click

works good enough for me.
#26
We have had this machine for 6 months and is basically a PA system. It's great and would recommend this to all.
You can screen all calls and choose who you do or dont want to talk too. I love the Zap list! Just zap the persons number and they will never call again!!

xx
#27
What happens if the caller has withheld their number?
#28
romfordian

Actually, I've found a foolproof method of dealing with telemarketers, and it doesn't even rely on shouting at the poor McDonalds reject who's actually called you. I now listen to them long enough to find out the company's name, then I use Companies House to trace its directors, and finally the free online directory to find out their home phone numbers. I've called two directors at home at 3am while I'm on my night shift to complain - one of them reckoned I was committing an offence, but I told him I was only ringing to ask him what his favourite colour was for the survey I was running, and that for the life of me I couldn't work out how this was any different to his callcentre muppet who called me.


I tried that but they had some kind of 'TrueCall Nuisance Call Blocker" and I couldn't get through :x
#29
I've never heard of this, I'll have to look into it at a bit more depth because I hate running for the phone only to find out it's a bloody marketing call!
#30
So it puts people on hold then rings you....so you still have to answer the phone....pointless.

Also withheld numbers - as someone who has family abroad who call - this would stop them coming through as well...again pointless.

Useless bit of kit in my opinion.

(oh and there is a way around for sales people to get through when the phone rejects withheld number just in case you didnt know - at least from uk call centres...I know because I have seen it in use)
#31
How many numbers on the zap list can this device store ?
#32
I am quite enjoying my current way to deal with calls, most of which are international.
I keep them on the phone as long as possible.

Sometimes I just tell them to hold on a bit and I just leave the phone off the hook.
They stay on for 5 mins not being able to call anyone else and I guess costing them money.

Or sometimes I give them a confusing conversation where they think they are getting somewhere
but then I wont give them any information they want.

want to do this classic one sometime
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrlf1FwBREs
#33
stewhites
It's worth noting that you have to renew your membership for TPS every 12 months or you will start to get nuisance calls again.


Did not know this so i went there to register as im sure its been well over a year.....but still says im registered....
#34
Don't need to renew if home phone number

16. Do I need to renew my subscription with the TPS?

If you have registered a residential number or a number belonging to a sole trader or (except in Scotland) partnership, you do not need to renew. However, if you have registered a number on to the Corporate TPS belonging to a Limited company, Plc or other large organisation, you are required to renew annually
#35
hotsugar3x
OR register with TPS for Free!!

http://www.mpsonline.org.uk/tps/

:roll:


I'm TPS registered and I still get many cold-calls, this device would certainly make my life easier. Voted hot.
#36
or...get your phone line from sky ...get free caller display ..and dont answer unless you know who it is
#37
Evz1974
So it puts people on hold then rings you....so you still have to answer the phone....pointless.

Also withheld numbers - as someone who has family abroad who call - this would stop them coming through as well...again pointless.

Useless bit of kit in my opinion.

(oh and there is a way around for sales people to get through when the phone rejects withheld number just in case you didnt know - at least from uk call centres...I know because I have seen it in use)


It asks the caller to give their name, then it relays this to you in a recording. You do not speak with the caller direct unless you want to. If you don't want to you zap them and future calls are blocked. I'm sure you can use the same facility for caller-id withheld or foreign calls.

I think it is a good bit of kit, not useless.
#38
The best thing you can do is don't give your number to any company unless your life depends on it and ensure you always read their data protection and tick/untick the boxes. Not saying it will stop all, as some choose numbers at random, but it will stop the vast majority. All these people saying they get calls once a week or more, I bet you could trace it down to some bank application, phone application etc etc etc where they put their number and didn't read the small print. If you don't want to hear from them, give a fake number. Once your on a just one list, it can be sold to hundreds of companies year after year after year.

This is still too expensive for the average joe and would have been better off approaching one of the home phone manafacturers or telephone line companies and providing an inbuilt product at a fraction of the price.

This products major flaw is two fold:
1) Most calls come from a call centre switchboard where the number is always withheld due to it coming through a switchboard network - every time someone calls from a witheld number it will still need to ask you as it can't distiguish between one witheld to another witheld, no matter if this is the same call centre that rang two seconds ago or called you ten times that day - am I wrong but your still getting called!!!!!!

2) it doesn't stop the main route of the problem as mentioned firstly above. Your telephone number falling into the wrong hands. If you block one company, it doesn't stop your number being sold to another company, and another, and another etc etc You would have to block every company it's sold to and once your on a list, there is no telling how many times it will be sold and being sold month after month after month

THIS IS JUST A VERY EXPENSIVE CALLER DISPLAY
#39
As someone already mentioned, I just let them introduce themselves and who they are calling fro
, if it's not a company I deal with I just say "can you hold please" and put the phone on the shelf and carry on watching TV or whatever, I usually then hear a sigh and the noise of them hanging up after
a few minutes of waiting
#40
tell them you're TPS registered and to hang up quick or they could be fined £5000, usually works.

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