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Hello from an excited trueCall noobie

Discussion in 'Welcome & Introductions' started by jules, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. jules

    jules New Member

    trueCall Model:
    trueCall Call Blocker
    Country:
    UK
    Hello there.

    My wonderful sister bought me the trueCall blocker a few weeks ago as she was fed up with me moaning about all the spam calls I was receiving. We moved into this house at the end of summer and through the chasing/telepest calls I learnt that the landline number had previously been given to a woman called Lesley. Sadly this Lesley appears to have a zillion loans but has paid none of them off. She also seems to have registered this number with ever dubious internet site going.

    Before I registered with TPS I was getting 8-10 calls a day; I work from home so hear/see every single home call, which was driving me to distraction as well as tears. After the TPS waiting period, this is down to around 4-5 a day now but many of these are international or from debt "counselling" services, loan sharks, payday loan companies, etc. I won't name names but despite being asked nicely, they keep calling or are automated "silent" calls.

    I tried to get my number changed with my telephone provider (Zen Internet) but surprisingly for Zen they were useless and just wanted me to pay for add on packages, which I refused on principal. It's a shame this number is the first time I've not used BT as I think I could have stood a better chance of getting changed to a less toxic number with a much cleaner history.

    I've finally got around to installing my unit this morning, populating my Star list and am now super excited to get zapping - shame the telespammers don't call on Sundays.

    What is this community block list of telepests and is it possible to get it into my trueCall unit please?

    Hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday.

    Jules
     
  2. Top Cat

    Top Cat Administrator Staff Member

    trueCall Model:
    trueCall Classic + Extra + Recorder
    Country:
    Englishman in Wales!
  3. Belligerent Barbara

    Belligerent Barbara Member

    trueCall Model:
    trueCall Call Blocker
    Country:
    UK
    Hello Jules,

    I'm a newbie too, and very excited at how well the Call Blocker is working. I wasn't getting anywhere near as many calls as you, but they still made me mad! I thoroughly recommend the Internet Control Panel - I'm getting great satisfaction from seeing the calls that don't get through.

    If you're needing to zap people, they must be getting through whatever screening you've set up for their type of number - which profile are you using? I'm using custom, and have starred all numbers from my local exchange as well as friends and family elsewhere, and allow all mobiles as well. So far, the spammers have been put off by the Whisper process, and I haven't had to decide whether to take any calls or not.
     

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