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  1. #1
    Stan
    Guest
    My wife has been getting calls from 0800 numbers. They appear to be Data or
    Fax calls because the ringtone on her Motorola is different for data and fax
    calls. The numbers are similar but never the same. Today for example she
    had 4 calls from 0800 915 7111, 0800 915 7112, 0800 915 7118 and 0800 915
    7119.

    Anyone have any idea what or who these calls are from and how to stop them
    cos they are getting a little annoying?

    TIA

    Stan





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  2. #2
    Woby Tide
    Guest

    Re: What are these 0800 calls?


    Stan wrote:
    > My wife has been getting calls from 0800 numbers. They appear to be Data or
    > Fax calls because the ringtone on her Motorola is different for data and fax
    > calls. The numbers are similar but never the same. Today for example she
    > had 4 calls from 0800 915 7111, 0800 915 7112, 0800 915 7118 and 0800 915
    > 7119.
    >
    > Anyone have any idea what or who these calls are from and how to stop them
    > cos they are getting a little annoying?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Stan


    so annoying you haven't rung them at no cost to yourself to see where
    they originate?




  3. #3
    Ivor Jones
    Guest

    Re: What are these 0800 calls?


    "Stan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > My wife has been getting calls from 0800 numbers. They
    > appear to be Data or Fax calls because the ringtone on
    > her Motorola is different for data and fax calls. The
    > numbers are similar but never the same. Today for
    > example she had 4 calls from 0800 915 7111, 0800 915
    > 7112, 0800 915 7118 and 0800 915 7119.
    > Anyone have any idea what or who these calls are from and
    > how to stop them cos they are getting a little annoying?


    Phone them back and leave the phone off the hook for an hour or two.
    They'll get the message when they get the bill for the 0800 numbers..!

    Ivor





  4. #4
    R. Mark Clayton
    Guest

    Re: What are these 0800 calls?


    "Ivor Jones" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Stan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> My wife has been getting calls from 0800 numbers. They
    >> appear to be Data or Fax calls because the ringtone on
    >> her Motorola is different for data and fax calls. The
    >> numbers are similar but never the same. Today for
    >> example she had 4 calls from 0800 915 7111, 0800 915
    >> 7112, 0800 915 7118 and 0800 915 7119.
    >> Anyone have any idea what or who these calls are from and
    >> how to stop them cos they are getting a little annoying?

    >
    > Phone them back and leave the phone off the hook for an hour or two.
    > They'll get the message when they get the bill for the 0800 numbers..!
    >
    > Ivor
    >
    >


    No it won't because they will clear back.

    Some block in the USA used a nagger to repeatedly call the 800 number of a
    religious organisation that had repeatedly pestered him - ran them up a bull
    of ~$100k - but I don't know the result of the trial.





  5. #5
    {{{{{Welcome}}}}}
    Guest

    Re: What are these 0800 calls?

    Thus spaketh Ivor Jones:
    > "Stan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> My wife has been getting calls from 0800 numbers. They
    >> appear to be Data or Fax calls because the ringtone on
    >> her Motorola is different for data and fax calls. The
    >> numbers are similar but never the same. Today for
    >> example she had 4 calls from 0800 915 7111, 0800 915
    >> 7112, 0800 915 7118 and 0800 915 7119.
    >> Anyone have any idea what or who these calls are from and
    >> how to stop them cos they are getting a little annoying?

    >
    > Phone them back and leave the phone off the hook for an hour or two.
    > They'll get the message when they get the bill for the 0800 numbers..!
    >
    > Ivor



    They all return NU.


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  6. #6
    Dave C
    Guest

    Re: What are these 0800 calls?

    {{{{{Welcome}}}}} wrote:
    > Thus spaketh Ivor Jones:
    >> "Stan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> My wife has been getting calls from 0800 numbers. They
    >>> appear to be Data or Fax calls because the ringtone on
    >>> her Motorola is different for data and fax calls. The
    >>> numbers are similar but never the same. Today for
    >>> example she had 4 calls from 0800 915 7111, 0800 915
    >>> 7112, 0800 915 7118 and 0800 915 7119.
    >>> Anyone have any idea what or who these calls are from and
    >>> how to stop them cos they are getting a little annoying?

    >>
    >> Phone them back and leave the phone off the hook for an hour or two.
    >> They'll get the message when they get the bill for the 0800 numbers..!
    >>
    >> Ivor

    >
    >
    > They all return NU.
    >
    >


    Anyone found out any info?

    My wife had two of these calls today 0800 915 7113 and 7118. They showed
    up on her Nokia as Data. Her number is on Orange and was issued about 6
    years ago

    --
    Dave C



  7. #7
    UKfrank
    Guest

    Re: What are these 0800 calls?

    I've been getting these calls too for about 2 weeks now. So far, I've
    had them from 0800915 7111, 7112, 7116, 7117 and 7118. I have NOT
    called them back to find out who they're from, and do not recommend
    EVER calling back an unsolicited call from a number you do not
    recognise (0800 or not - how do you know they won't connect you on to a
    premium rate number?). My thoughts at the moment are that it is some
    sort of scam, and they WANT you to call them back, as whenever I
    answer, the caller immediately hangs up. Having Googled the numbers,
    all I have found so far is this thread! I'm trying to find a reverse
    phone directory of 0800 numbers but no luck so far. Any further
    information appreciated, as I'm getting 2 or 3 of these calls a day now!




  8. #8

    Re: What are these 0800 calls?


    UKfrank wrote:

    > I've been getting these calls too for about 2 weeks now. So far, I've
    > had them from 0800915 7111, 7112, 7116, 7117 and 7118. I have NOT
    > called them back to find out who they're from, and do not recommend
    > EVER calling back an unsolicited call from a number you do not
    > recognise (0800 or not - how do you know they won't connect you on to a
    > premium rate number?).


    They're more than welcome to do so - if the number you dialled is 0800,
    then it is free to you (from landline at least), regardless of where it
    ends up routing to.




  9. #9
    Ivor Jones
    Guest

    Re: What are these 0800 calls?


    "UKfrank" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I've been getting these calls too for about 2 weeks now.
    > So far, I've had them from 0800915 7111, 7112, 7116, 7117
    > and 7118. I have NOT called them back to find out who
    > they're from, and do not recommend EVER calling back an
    > unsolicited call from a number you do not recognise (0800
    > or not - how do you know they won't connect you on to a
    > premium rate number?).


    Because it isn't possible.

    Ivor





  10. #10
    Jon
    Guest

    Re: What are these 0800 calls?

    [email protected] declared for all the world to hear...
    > I've been getting these calls too for about 2 weeks now. So far, I've
    > had them from 0800915 7111, 7112, 7116, 7117 and 7118. I have NOT
    > called them back to find out who they're from, and do not recommend
    > EVER calling back an unsolicited call from a number you do not
    > recognise (0800 or not - how do you know they won't connect you on to a
    > premium rate number?).


    If you dial an 0800 and then get diverted to a premium rate number you
    still won't pay - you only pay for the first number dialled. I suspect
    they may be data access numbers from some company that has a callback
    RAS in place.

    You should report these as nuisance calls to your network operator and
    maybe also to BT. Without telling you who the numbers belong to BT may
    be able to approach that customer and report the problem.
    --
    Regards
    Jon



  11. #11

    Re: What are these 0800 calls?

    0800 915 7113 belongs to a company called TRG Europe

    However, the company cold-calling me (but using that number) claim to
    be called "Excell Communications" . . .
    the bloke tried to sell me a mobile phone upgrade . . claimed to know I
    was due an upgrade, but didn't even know my name.

    File a complaint with www.tpsonline.org.uk - it might help


    Jon wrote:
    > [email protected] declared for all the world to hear...
    > > I've been getting these calls too for about 2 weeks now. So far, I've
    > > had them from 0800915 7111, 7112, 7116, 7117 and 7118. I have NOT
    > > called them back to find out who they're from, and do not recommend
    > > EVER calling back an unsolicited call from a number you do not
    > > recognise (0800 or not - how do you know they won't connect you on to a
    > > premium rate number?).

    >
    > If you dial an 0800 and then get diverted to a premium rate number you
    > still won't pay - you only pay for the first number dialled. I suspect
    > they may be data access numbers from some company that has a callback
    > RAS in place.
    >
    > You should report these as nuisance calls to your network operator and
    > maybe also to BT. Without telling you who the numbers belong to BT may
    > be able to approach that customer and report the problem.
    > --
    > Regards
    > Jon





  12. #12
    Stan
    Guest

    Re: What are these 0800 calls?

    I was unwilling at first to call and when I did some of the numbers where
    deactivated. Eventually I got a recorded message on one and it said that
    they where TRG Europe contacting me on behalf of one of their clients and
    they where sorry they missed me.

    The only thing I can think of that they may be doing is collecting active
    mobile numbers to sell on.

    Unfortunately TPS does not take complaints about silent phone calls so I
    guess we just have to put up with them. Another idea is to make their
    collection unprofitable. A few hundred people phoning the active numbers
    back from a landline by first adding 141 to the number should make this
    activity less profitable for them since they must be paying for the 0800
    call.








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