View Full Version : Call Blocking!

02-11-2006, 02:11 PM
Does anyone have the call blocking service from BT? I am being plagued by people phoneing me up and trying to sell me stuff i.e mobile phones. From what it reads on the website that it only blocks caller withheld numbers and most of mine come through as either international or with a number showing these days! It's really driving me mad, i was having a really nice soak in the bath this pm and the phone rang ( causing me to soak the hall and bedroom carpet) it was some chap calling from Three Mobile who must of been in India or thereabouts and one day last week i was out for the pm and came back to 8 missed calls all from either international or a funny number. Sorry for the rant! any ideas?

florida sun
02-11-2006, 02:26 PM
Hi There

I dont have the BT call blocker, but I am registered with TPS(Telephone Prefrence Service), a friend of mine told me about these last year, its completly free to register and after 28 days all marketing calls and the like should stop. It does work as since I registered I have not had any at all.

Here is the link, hope it helps:


02-11-2006, 02:41 PM
Thanks Sue, i have registered so crossed fingers now!!!


florida sun
02-11-2006, 02:44 PM
Alex, you may get the odd 1 or 2 in the first 28 days but after that they should stop completly. Good Luck :thumbsup2

02-11-2006, 03:11 PM
Alex, you may get the odd 1 or 2 in the first 28 days but after that they should stop completly. Good Luck :thumbsup2

If you do get them more than 28 days after registering then be sure to find out where they got your number and point out to them that you are TPS registered and that it is actually illegal to call you as part of a telemarketing exercise :sad2:

Then be sure to report them to the TPS so they they get fined!! :teeth:

02-11-2006, 03:55 PM
Decided to register for this as well, cheers :)

Englands Disney Gang
02-11-2006, 04:08 PM
We registered about 3 months ago and it stopped all sales calls....Brilliant :thumbsup2

02-11-2006, 04:11 PM
i never knew about this...off to register now!!

02-12-2006, 03:23 AM
Another vote here for the TPS. Have had it for a couple of years now, got fed up with sales calls or calls where seemingly there was no one at the end of the line when call centres dialed out to more lines than they had operators. Also the advantage of TPS over BT's own call blocker is that it still allows hospitals and banks etc. to get in touch with you if need be. These organisations do with hold their numbers.


02-12-2006, 11:43 AM
Just stumbled across this link. Thank you, Thank you Thank you. :grouphug:

These calls have been driving me loopy. Have registered now. :thumbsup2

02-12-2006, 12:17 PM
We have had TPS for a couple of years now - love it! However, we have been having calls from abroad now in recent months. The most regular is from USA :- a taped voice telling us we've been chosen for something or other.

The others are from Indian call centres selling mobile services.

We do not want to block calls from either of these countries as we receive genuine calls from both - so guess we have to hope they get tired of calling.

02-12-2006, 01:00 PM
TPS is an excellent service ~ We've had it for a couple of years now. It's great because you no longer get those annoying sales calls just as you are sitting down to dinner :rolleyes:

02-12-2006, 01:28 PM
i have just registered too, thanks alot for info, didnt even know you could do that...

:thumbsup2 :thumbsup2

02-12-2006, 03:30 PM
Call blocking can be awkward, because not all numbers a witheld for sinister reasons; a lot of businesses will withold their numbers so that people can't call back on a private line.

When I worked in a box office, a lot of customers lost their orders because we weren't able to get through to them on the phone.