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Register at Telephone Preference service and you wil get less cold calls. Free service and can register online.
Similar service for snail mail at http://www.mpsonline.org.uk/mpsr/

What is TPS?

The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) is a central opt out register whereby individuals can register their wish not to receive unsolicited sales and marketing telephone calls. It is a legal requirement that companies do not make such calls to numbers registered on the TPS.

The original legislation was introduced in May 1999. It has subsequently been updated and now the relevant legislation is the Privacy and Electronic (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.
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#1
it doesn't stop calls from call centres abroad though , but still useful
#2
Thanks.
#3
Thanks for this. Have been trying for well over 2 years to get VIRGIN to stop sending me mail, wrong details, etc. Countless phone calls, return their mail, threatened them with Data Protection Act and they still send me junk!
#4
sorry but it doesn't help
i've been registered with the TPS for over 3 years and still get loads of calls. when you tell the caller you're registered they say you can't be if you're on their list and that you have to re-register every year (which you don't) contact TPS and they say they can't do anything. complete waste of time in my experience YMMV
#5
Might help a bit, but not much. You still get those really annoying recordings with some cheery American woman - Hi - it's your lucky day - you've won a holiday..... - and as it's a recording there's no point in shouting, and as it's probably routed via the net no point in holding on to build up their phone bill.

And the silent calls too, where its all automated and the dialler just dials hundreds of numbers at once, and there's only two men and a dog in the call centre handling them.

Aaaaargh!
banned#6
wolf359;6956013
sorry but it doesn't help
i've been registered with the TPS for over 3 years and still get loads of calls. when you tell the caller you're registered they say you can't be if you're on their list and that you have to re-register every year (which you don't) contact TPS and they say they can't do anything. complete waste of time in my experience YMMV

you mean it didnt help YOU!

completely the opposite for me. Used to get plagued by cold callers. TPS stopped 99% of them and when I say TPS to any others, they hang up immediately.

brilliant service! :thumbsup:
#7
Since registering we get very few calls, lot of people I work with are also very impressed with the service.
#8
csiman
you mean it didnt help YOU!

completely the opposite for me. Used to get plagued by cold callers. TPS stopped 99% of them and when I say TPS to any others, they hang up immediately.

brilliant service! :thumbsup:


Agree, same for me.
#9
You can also register mobile telephone numbers. It does make a difference, and the offending companies can also get fined if they are persistently identified and complained about.
Note - Market research companies are exempt. It's generally aimed at sales and promotions.

I've found it to be successful.
#10
Very handy service! Been registered for about 2 yrs now, and dont get many sales calls at all. Tho it doesnt stop some call centres. or those annpying people who phone asking who your energy supplier is! Tell them your registered with the tps and they just get abusive!! i'm sure some of you know the people i mean!
#11
A deal?

I think not. This should be moved to misc
#12
Registered before but a good call for other. Well done it's things like this which makes HUKD such an awesome site.
#13
Ive registered quite a while ago , two phone lines, both different numbers. Worked brilliantly on one line, dont get a single cold caller. The other line I still get plauged with calls although ive since registered again.
banned#14
robot1000;6964348
A deal?

I think not. This should be moved to misc

thats why its in FREEBIES, not DEALS! :w00t:
#15
"Register at Telephone Preference service and you will get less cold calls." I don't know about "less" but in my experience, I've had fewer cold calls. So this appears to be one of those few examples of industry self-regulation that may work (but I don't know how often anyone actually got fined).

Marked hot.:)
banned#16
janaltus;6967605
"Register at Telephone Preference service and you will get less cold calls." I don't know about "less" but in my experience, I've had fewer cold calls. So this appears to be one of those few examples of industry self-regulation that may work (but I don't know how often anyone actually got fined).

Marked hot.:)

less = fewer :thinking:
#17
I get it free with bt :thumbsup:
#18
It is free for everyone and I have used this since it started about ten years ago. It has reduced my cold calls by 99% but don't forget to also tick the box on your electoral roll form and that will help too.
If you get a call just be firm and stop them with their script, tell them about the tps and the fine and they don't even finish their blurb.......I find it a very powerful weapon against them, especially telling them about the fine!!!
#19
I signed up to this ages ago and i don't get cold calls either,although i'm sure some peeps still get them because they register their telephone number on sites when placing online orders for goods etc,i never do that,i always put my mobile number down incorrectly!,works for me:thumbsup:
banned#20
jayneybabe;6968809
I get it free with bt :thumbsup:

this is free for everyone too :?
#21
please unexpire, everyone should know about this.
#22
just for boring info, I work at a newspaper and we WONT call you if you are TPS registered. As a UK company we are required to download the file every 28 days and whenever a sales rep gets your details on screen it says TPS BAD which means they cant call (unless you opted in somewhere else) Good advice worth doing
#23
be aware that this may block some legit calls.....for me it stopped my son's school staff calling our home phone line...luckily they had our mobiles!
Also alot of cold calls, pre recorded messgaes get through anyway
i now get loads of calls....but ive stopped being nice as they dont listen
#24
I registered years ago, plus my number is ex directory and still get loads of cold calls. I tell them that my number is ex directory and that I am signed up at TPS and ask how they managed to get hold of my details and I also notify them that they are breaking the law. But low and behold I still recieve a lot of calls. Most of the Indian and South African call centres don't have a clue what you are on about either, so I just tend to let them waste ages explaining everything and get their hopes up high and either place the phone off the hook for a few hours or let them think they have made a sale to let them down after 20 mins of explaining everything in fine detail to me!! Or my other favourite is making out that I am some sort of business and try and sell them something!
#25
Registered years ago and only get the occasional call ~just mention TPS when they call and they become apologetic :)
#26
many thanks have reg.
#27
thanks
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royals
be aware that this may block some legit calls.....for me it stopped my son's school staff calling our home phone line...luckily they had our mobiles!
Also alot of cold calls, pre recorded messgaes get through anyway
i now get loads of calls....but ive stopped being nice as they dont listen


are u not mixing this up with a withheld number calling - i.e u have a block on accepting withheld numbers....................this service is a totally completely different thing.
#29
Positive experience for me also, everytime I have registered/updated numbers etc I get no marketing calls, except foreign call centres and then I just put the phone down until they hang up!!!

Heat and Rep Op as it is always worth reminding of once a year.:thumbsup:

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