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  1. #1
    tony5101
    Guest
    I don't know how, but I appear to have either got myself onto a
    'calling list' or someone is doing it maliciously, but I am receiving a
    lot of private number calls. When I answer the phone, even after a
    couple of seconds after the phone initially rings - there is nobody
    there.
    I know that a lot of marketing places use autodiallers and the call
    routes to the first person that answers - but even when I have answered
    the phone within 1-2 seconds of it ringing, there is still nobody there
    and the line just goes dead.
    I use a 6680 and have already called 3, who say that there is no way
    for them to stop these calls reaching my handset.
    They have also stated that they can only change the number for a fee as
    the calls are not threatening. Changing my number would be a last
    resort anyway.
    I need to keep my phone switched on at night time, as my wife has
    elderly parents and we need to be available to them for as much time as
    possible, but the calls have started to come through quite late at
    night and usually cause a mad rush for the phone when it does ring. (
    you always seem to think the worst!)
    Any advice would be gratefully accepted.

    Thx in advance

    Tony




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  2. #2
    KevinX
    Guest

    Re: Advice Needed about blocking 'Private Number Calls'

    I think you may be a little "buggered" (< That's a general term for
    "stuck!", of course)

    You could set different ring tones for all your KNOWN callers, and those
    that are NOT known, set the tone to silent. You won't be (audibly)
    disturbed, but would still be able to "see" who's calling.

    That may create a further problem though, should you receive an "unknown"
    call from your parents neighbour or someone.

    Maybe someone else may have a resolve for you??

    Good luck


    "tony5101" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I don't know how, but I appear to have either got myself onto a
    > 'calling list' or someone is doing it maliciously, but I am receiving a
    > lot of private number calls. When I answer the phone, even after a
    > couple of seconds after the phone initially rings - there is nobody
    > there.
    > I know that a lot of marketing places use autodiallers and the call
    > routes to the first person that answers - but even when I have answered
    > the phone within 1-2 seconds of it ringing, there is still nobody there
    > and the line just goes dead.
    > I use a 6680 and have already called 3, who say that there is no way
    > for them to stop these calls reaching my handset.
    > They have also stated that they can only change the number for a fee as
    > the calls are not threatening. Changing my number would be a last
    > resort anyway.
    > I need to keep my phone switched on at night time, as my wife has
    > elderly parents and we need to be available to them for as much time as
    > possible, but the calls have started to come through quite late at
    > night and usually cause a mad rush for the phone when it does ring. (
    > you always seem to think the worst!)
    > Any advice would be gratefully accepted.
    >
    > Thx in advance
    >
    > Tony
    >






  3. #3
    Alex Flaherty
    Guest

    Re: Advice Needed about blocking 'Private Number Calls'


    tony5101 wrote:

    > I use a 6680 and have already called 3, who say that there is no way
    > for them to stop these calls reaching my handset.
    > They have also stated that they can only change the number for a fee as
    > the calls are not threatening. Changing my number would be a last
    > resort anyway.


    If it's that much of a deal, lie and say the calls *are* threatening?




  4. #4
    camb5man
    Guest

    Re: Advice Needed about blocking 'Private Number Calls'


    > They have also stated that they can only change
    > the number for a fee as the calls are not
    > threatening. Changing my number would be a last
    > resort anyway.


    Don't know if it'll work on Three, but the T-Mobile
    rep I saw on Monday said that if you call them (T-
    Mobile) and claim that you had developed a medical
    condition that affected your memory, they could give
    you a new, more memorable (read "GOLD") number.....
    might be worth a punt with Three....

    c a m b 5 m a n



  5. #5
    Rob Cole
    Guest

    Re: Advice Needed about blocking 'Private Number Calls'

    tony5101 wrote:
    > I don't know how, but I appear to have either got myself onto a
    > 'calling list' or someone is doing it maliciously, but I am receiving a
    > lot of private number calls. When I answer the phone, even after a
    > couple of seconds after the phone initially rings - there is nobody
    > there.
    > I know that a lot of marketing places use autodiallers and the call
    > routes to the first person that answers - but even when I have answered
    > the phone within 1-2 seconds of it ringing, there is still nobody there
    > and the line just goes dead.
    > I use a 6680 and have already called 3, who say that there is no way
    > for them to stop these calls reaching my handset.
    > They have also stated that they can only change the number for a fee as
    > the calls are not threatening. Changing my number would be a last
    > resort anyway.
    > I need to keep my phone switched on at night time, as my wife has
    > elderly parents and we need to be available to them for as much time as
    > possible, but the calls have started to come through quite late at
    > night and usually cause a mad rush for the phone when it does ring. (
    > you always seem to think the worst!)
    > Any advice would be gratefully accepted.
    >
    > Thx in advance
    >
    > Tony
    >

    Have you registered with the TPS(telephone preference service) once done
    it takes up tp 28days to stop the unwanted calls.
    > http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/






  6. #6
    Owen Rees
    Guest

    Re: Advice Needed about blocking 'Private Number Calls'

    On 15 Mar 2006 04:25:22 -0800, "tony5101" <[email protected]> wrote in
    <[email protected]>:

    >I don't know how, but I appear to have either got myself onto a
    >'calling list' or someone is doing it maliciously, but I am receiving a
    >lot of private number calls. When I answer the phone, even after a
    >couple of seconds after the phone initially rings - there is nobody
    >there.


    That sounds like what ofcom calls a "silent call" - see
    <http://www.ofcom.org.uk/media/mofaq/telecoms/silentfaqs/>. They have,
    at last, decided to become more strict about these. See in particular
    the "how to complain".

    As it says on the ofcom site, the first thing to do is register the
    number with TPS <http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/> if you have not yet
    done so.

    --
    Owen Rees
    [one of] my preferred email address[es] and more stuff can be
    found at <http://www.users.waitrose.com/~owenrees/index.html>



  7. #7
    Benedict Addis
    Guest

    Re: Advice Needed about blocking 'Private Number Calls'

    "tony5101" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I don't know how, but I appear to have either got myself onto a
    > 'calling list' or someone is doing it maliciously, but I am receiving a
    > lot of private number calls. When I answer the phone, even after a
    > couple of seconds after the phone initially rings - there is nobody
    > there.
    > I know that a lot of marketing places use autodiallers and the call
    > routes to the first person that answers - but even when I have answered
    > the phone within 1-2 seconds of it ringing, there is still nobody there
    > and the line just goes dead.
    > I use a 6680 and have already called 3, who say that there is no way
    > for them to stop these calls reaching my handset.


    There was a thread some time ago about software for Symbian phones like
    yours to automatically reject calls based on CLI or lack thereof. It would
    seem to be ideal for your situation.

    Benedict.





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