Don't know about that, but we have a caller ID device (15 quid from Argos) so we know who's calling, and if it's someone we don't want to speak to it goes to the answerphone (and that can be set to just cut off calls).
Thanks for the replies. I'm with ntl so gave them a ring but they're closed (do they do it as well as bt?). So I suppose there's nothing I can do about it tonight? I've got caller id so won't answer anymore number witheld calls. I'd rather not know that they are making the calls at all because it's making me feel edgy. I'll phone ntl in the morning though.
we've got a phone that cost £14.99, it's a BT Decor 310 phone and it has a display number area, so if a withheld number rings we can pick it up or not, international calls show up too, it's a BT phone and it's a one off payment and then you can monitor all your calls and choose if you want to talk with someone
well I rang BT paid my £4 per month and they've stopped all of those bloody calls automated and call centres, the only one's they apparently can't stop is witheld from outside the UK/ call centres from abroad.
One of the advantages of my local telephone supplier, Kingston Communications, is that all of these 1471,1571, with-held number barring etc are FREE
Word of warning - those damn computer voiced competition calls can still get through. They don't withhold the number, they simply don't provide it in the first place so they still slip through the net .
snugs - give BT a call I really moaned about the level of calls we were having and they put our name on a register of some sort so if we did get marketing/automated calls after 30 day's of registering we could take the ppl to court as it was illegal, don't know waht the name of it was thou. but everything has now stopped.
Yep, that's the ones Janh. I hang up on them, but they often block the line for a couple of minutes - very annoying to pick up the phone again and find that stupid prat still rattling away. They often ring back within a few minutes too.
Fairly new thing, only really had them in the last month or so.