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 tisme_susan
Joined: 7/27/2006
Msg: 4
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Those Indian telemarketers are so perisistant. Had one trying to sell us a mobile phone. I'm not usually rude, but in the end I had a good go at him... One thing I'd love to know is, how do they get your number when it's supposed to be unlisted
 BiChicksRock
Joined: 8/4/2006
Msg: 5
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Posted: 9/14/2006 12:04:48 PM
i just hang up.....saves my valuable time and the telemarketers time too
 benrob
Joined: 9/11/2006
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Posted: 9/15/2006 7:33:23 PM
One of my friends was telling me that what he does is he takes the cordless phone goes and picks up his portable air horn and gives it a big blast into the phone.

As for myself I just say not interested and hang up, or if I'm feeling a bit mean I'll keep talking to them on the phone and tell them the opposite of what they want to hear. Which obviously means that I don't need/want what they're selling.
 ~Phoenix Raine~
Joined: 2/19/2004
Msg: 14
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Posted: 9/18/2006 4:39:40 PM
I worked for an inbound call center,it wasnt as stressful as an outbound call center.I dont like bothering ppl to buy stuff,its sooooooooooo............................buggy
 tisme_susan
Joined: 7/27/2006
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Posted: 9/28/2006 2:56:23 AM
My mother got locked into a 12 month contract, with some company I've never heard of...The nokia phone she got is total crap, about 3 yrs out of date. She ended up cancelling because the bills were too high, but she's still paying the monthly minimum....

Also it would be nice if telemarketers didn't call at dinner time, which is usually the case..

Ironically I had a telemarketer call tonight...overseas call, representing a very well know company here, and I swear I could not understand a word he was saying.
 tisme_susan
Joined: 7/27/2006
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Posted: 9/28/2006 4:21:57 AM
I had a private number and they still found me
 BiChicksRock
Joined: 8/4/2006
Msg: 20
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Posted: 2/18/2007 12:14:24 PM
a friend of mine just sent me a little email with the following link. http://howtoprankatelemarketer.ytmnd.com/ it is a hilarious prank played on a telemarketer in the united states. please forgive me if it has been allready posted in this forum. there's so little time and so much stuff to read. enjoy folks!!!!!!!
 PhilMeUpBaby
Joined: 3/9/2007
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Posted: 3/14/2007 10:26:16 PM
I've always kept my home number unlisted, but have still gotten phone calls from overseas in the past.

I just say that there's someone at the front door, and that I'll be right back. I then put the phone gently on the desk, and just continue on with what I was doing. After 10-15 minutes, I pick up the phone, and sure enough, the other person will have hung up.

They usually call back within half an hour or so. Just repeat the same thing.

Why? Because it takes up their time! Abusing them doesn't do any good, that's just water off a duck's back. But, take up their time, and it costs them money (ie reduces their income per hour).
 aSydneyMale
Joined: 5/16/2006
Msg: 30
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Posted: 3/20/2007 10:56:02 PM
Definately an invasion of privacy... not only that, the whole culture inside the Telemarketing Companies is geared to get as many sales as possible, whether the consumer needs, wants or can afford the product at all.
 SergeantOz
Joined: 4/11/2007
Msg: 38
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Posted: 5/3/2007 6:45:12 PM
I joined up with that Do Not Call listing last night.

Perhaps it won't stop all the charities and other clowns on the phone but if it cuts out 1 less phone call a week - then please let it be a step forward.

Yes to the poster who asked about mobile phones - yes I have been bombarded with Telstra ringing me about changing over providers to which I said - I would rather use a phone card that ever go with Telstra - 5 times and it took a threat of legal action to stop them from calling me.

Yes I am aware I do surveys for cash and they pay me for opinions and this includes my provider but I also get it across that WAYNE from Wangaratta with the Indian accent is no friend of mine and I do not wish to speak with him at all.
 SergeantOz
Joined: 4/11/2007
Msg: 50
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Posted: 5/14/2007 3:52:47 PM
I had 2 x 1800 numbers set up years ago with my company as we needed 24/7 contact, had private lines for our clients and also had 2 spare lines. Usually on the weekend these numbers were diverted to a home number (private) I had and or then diverted to a private mobile (just for this only).

The general office crew used to get these calls anytime from 6.00 - 10.00 pm some week nights until someone gave them directions on where to go - it was worth it I think.

It used to annoy me when I am paying about $4.00 a minute for these clowns to ring and they would ring sometimes 3 - 4 times a day tying up the line with their crap but we ended up just having to change the numbers a few times and it was soon taken care of.
 SergeantOz
Joined: 4/11/2007
Msg: 62
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Posted: 6/11/2007 3:11:18 AM
A week ago I had someone from Telstra ring the mobile and I was just on the line with another client so I had to be polite. I did ask him to remove me from their databases as I was not interested at all. Since he spoke English and was calm I was fine to say - thank you but no thanks - AGAIN
 bogan58
Joined: 12/30/2012
Msg: 64
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Posted: 4/1/2013 8:35:54 PM
just hang up or say can u wit aminute and leave them there for an hour without answering or ask for there number and u tell them u will call them back
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