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TrueCall - The Nuisance Call Blocker £79.95 @ Amazon
TrueCall - The Nuisance Call Blocker £79.95 @ Amazon

TrueCall - The Nuisance Call Blocker £79.95 @ Amazon

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Technical Details
Gives you control over the calls you receive
Zap any nuisance caller who disturbs you
Not as cheap as 3 months ago, but still reduced. Posted to give the current price.

Can pay for itself in a year or so, your landline provider charges for the service, although check if your phone can do this for you before you buy. My Panasonic cordless will block up to 30 numbers.

Here's the blurb:

Rejects unwelcome callers
Removes you from telemarketing lists
Works on all home phone lines even those with broadband
Integrated answering machine
Highly configurable
Works co-operatively with your 1571 voicemail system
Personalise your announcements
NightShield

19 Comments

For a few minutes work and Zero cost, you can subscribe to the Telephone Preference service, save yourself £80, I used to get a lot of junk phone calls, not one since I subscribed...

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schizoboy;8661157

http://www.mpsonline.org.uk/tps/&]BT Choose to RefuseMakes this extremely … http://www.mpsonline.org.uk/tps/&]BT Choose to RefuseMakes this extremely overpriced



Rep for you! I had been looking for this website to stop kitchens direct phoning me twice a week every week.

Cold on the deal.

schizoboy;8661157

http://www.mpsonline.org.uk/tps/&]BT Choose to RefuseMakes this extremely … http://www.mpsonline.org.uk/tps/&]BT Choose to RefuseMakes this extremely overpriced



These are worth signing up for, but from experience they are not a 100% fix

We have a PostOffice phone line and Broadband and their service is called 'select to reject' but at £3.35/mth we just screen our calls on caller display and use the answering machine. 'No message no answer'

Banned

i actually like this device! and I think its worth the money...

Although this is a ridiculous amount of money for this kit, comparing it to TPS and Choose to Refuse is like comparing a landline to a mobile. Totally different beasts.

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schizoboy;8661157

http://www.mpsonline.org.uk/tps/&]BT Choose to RefuseMakes this extremely … http://www.mpsonline.org.uk/tps/&]BT Choose to RefuseMakes this extremely overpriced



TPS is not respected by many UK companies and is not obligatory for many of the kind of companies who insist on calling you, but who you'd rather did not ;-) It certainly doesn't affect offshore callers.

BT Choose to Refuse is £3.35 a month. In 2 years that's over eighty quid, which is a fail on total cost of ownership. It also doesn't work on 08xx numbers and I think the BT product may only be good for 10 numbers at a time, which is a fail on performance as well.

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Tom Servo;8661203

Rep for you! I had been looking for this website to stop kitchens direct … Rep for you! I had been looking for this website to stop kitchens direct phoning me twice a week every week.Cold on the deal.



Long term, you'll be out of pocket.

TPS has worked for me for years.

Fluffykins;8661596

TPS is not respected by many UK companies and is not obligatory for many … TPS is not respected by many UK companies and is not obligatory for many of the kind of companies who insist on calling you, but who you'd rather did not.



I don't believe that's true - the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) controls the TPS list on behalf of the Director General of Telecommunications (Oftel). If a company contacts someone on the TPS list and they complain then the TPS will contact the company concerned and also include the complaint on the regular report it sends to the Information Commissioner (IC). The IC enforces the Telecommunications (Data Protection and Privacy) Regulations and the TPS and can fine companies up to £5,000 if they contact someone listed on the TPS.

So I've always found that if I get any "nuisance" calls I just tell them we're on the TPS and they can't get off the phone quick enough.

TPS didnt work for me, it only blocks calls originating in the UK due to a loophole in the law calls from overseas call centres can be made with impunity!

Just for stopping international calls if nothing else.
I am ex-directory and registered with tps I was still getting several calls a week. Since owning one of these units not a single marketing call has disturbed me.

H+R from me

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Guswold;8661925
I don't believe that's true - the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) controls the TPS list on behalf of the Director General of Telecommunications (Oftel). If a company contacts someone on the TPS list and they complain then the TPS will contact the company concerned and also include the complaint on the regular report it sends to the Information Commissioner (IC). The IC enforces the Telecommunications (Data Protection and Privacy) Regulations and the TPS and can fine companies up to £5,000 if they contact someone listed on the TPS.

So I've always found that if I get any "nuisance" calls I just tell them we're on the TPS and they can't get off the phone quick enough.


I've had "It's a survey, sir, so TPS doesn't apply".

I've had "Oh, sorry sir, I'll just make a note"

I've had "TPS? What's that?" (yes really)

I've had

Plus, as I said earlier, TPS is supposed to be obligatory, but only on callers within the UK. it's good, admittedly, but it's not the commplete solution.

Banned

I'm with TPS but still get plenty of calls. For example, if you use Tiscali's website to check what broadband speed you can get, they take this as a green light to pester you with nuisance phone calls. They say as you entered your phone number on their site they are allowed to do so, even though they have no way of confirming who actually input the phone number.

I just screen my calls, 0845 or no number shown, I just ignore it.

Fluffykins;8662891
I've had "It's a survey, sir, so TPS doesn't apply".

I've had "Oh, sorry sir, I'll just make a note"

I've had "TPS? What's that?" (yes really)

I've had

Plus, as I said earlier, TPS is supposed to be obligatory, but only on callers within the UK. it's good, admittedly, but it's not the commplete solution.


Recently, I've been getting quite a few foreign marketing calls with bogus CLI's
and also overseas marketing calls with UK CLIs - presumably relayed via a UK voip service.

CalledID can be faked with VoIP software.

melted, sounds like you might need your number changing

The TPS is worth signing-up for but it won't stop (the ever increasing) foreign calls and many companies seem to think they're immune to it.

One woman recently told me that "her company pays considerable money to the TPS to allow them to call me" - but then refused to say who she was calling FROM which makes reporting her rather hard.

End of the day I think you're mad to pay money to stop calls tho - you have a range of options open which don't cost money, including

TPS
CLID device (don't recognise the number - don't answer the phone)
Picking up the phone and when they start say "Not interested - don't call again" and hang up (takes Changing your number (who uses landlines now anyway?! )
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