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that I am throughly fxxxed off with 'prize lines' calling at 9.30pm waking my baby

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MamaMaiasaura Mon 04-Aug-08 21:35:59

when we are x-directory. Then when calling bt nuisance line that they cant do anything as bt doesnt have the number to return call as coming from abroad and therefore cant do anything!!!

Arggghh.. do people REALLY believe they have one a carribean cruise??

MamaMaiasaura Mon 04-Aug-08 21:36:29

*won not one blush too ranty grin but angry

JRocks Mon 04-Aug-08 21:44:18

BT can change your number

charliecat Mon 04-Aug-08 21:47:14

hold on a minute bt dont know the number because it coming from abroad...how can that be?

MamaMaiasaura Mon 04-Aug-08 21:49:49

Because they said if you do 1471 and it says number withheld they can trace it but if it says do not have callers number it means it is from abroad. Is pants.

Only just moved house so new telephone number, my 8 year old has just learnt it so will be a real pain to change it but might do!

ataraxis Mon 04-Aug-08 21:50:50

write to the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps

noonki Mon 04-Aug-08 21:51:55

have you got your name down on the telephone preference service

w.tpsonline.org.uk

they put you on a register to stop sales calls not foolproof but has cut ours down loads

MamaGLovesMe Mon 04-Aug-08 21:53:04

Turn the phone ring volume down. Will help in the short term

noonki Mon 04-Aug-08 21:53:15

"sorry try herewww.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/"

theinsider Mon 04-Aug-08 21:54:48

TPS doesn't work on calls from outside the uK.

I agree, they really piss me off. There seems to have been a massive rise in the frequency of these recently. I'v been getting one every few days for several weeks.

ataraxis Mon 04-Aug-08 21:58:22

theinsider is right - sorry, hadn't realised they were calls from abroad. Try just telling them to take your name and number off their database? Long shot, but worth a go?

theinsider Mon 04-Aug-08 21:59:50

ataraxis - they are recorded messages. Noone to talk to. They are a real pain.

ataraxis Mon 04-Aug-08 22:00:52

oh... angry

noonki Mon 04-Aug-08 22:05:07

didn't realise grrrrrr

tori32 Mon 04-Aug-08 22:08:34

I would be angry that they rang and at that time of night not because of waking the baby, just because I hate cold callers. I don't answer witheld numbers, just do 1471/1571 after to see who it is.However, babies need to get used to normal noise like telephones and so to me thats irrelevant. Otherwise you'd have to tell everyone not to ring iyswim.

tori32 Mon 04-Aug-08 22:08:36

I would be angry that they rang and at that time of night not because of waking the baby, just because I hate cold callers. I don't answer witheld numbers, just do 1471/1571 after to see who it is.However, babies need to get used to normal noise like telephones and so to me thats irrelevant. Otherwise you'd have to tell everyone not to ring iyswim.

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