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  • spike7451
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    • 22nd Jun 11, 6:12 PM
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    • 22nd Jun 11, 6:12 PM
    Have a read here;

    http://whocallsme.com/Phone-Number.aspx/07953966066
    • Fruit and Nut Case
    • By Fruit and Nut Case 22nd Jun 11, 6:14 PM
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    Fruit and Nut Case
    • #3
    • 22nd Jun 11, 6:14 PM
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    • 22nd Jun 11, 6:14 PM
    Welcome to MSE.

    Check this thread:
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=297529
    Are you for real? - Glass Half Empty??
    • Heinz
    • By Heinz 22nd Jun 11, 6:25 PM
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    Heinz
    • #4
    • 22nd Jun 11, 6:25 PM
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    • 22nd Jun 11, 6:25 PM
    It's been a nuisance for over 6 years now.:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=3377891#post3377891
    Last edited by Heinz; 22-06-2011 at 6:28 PM.
    Time has moved on (much quicker than it used to - or so it seems at my age) and my previous advice on residential telephony has been or is now gradually being overtaken by changes in the retail market. Hence, I have now deleted links to my previous 'pearls of wisdom'. I sincerely hope they helped save some of you money.
  • Choccielover
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    • 22nd Jun 11, 7:20 PM
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    • 22nd Jun 11, 7:20 PM
    Thanks for the replies. I may be a bit naive but if this number is a known scam/nuisance number why has no-one i.e. t-mobile, b.t. or whoever done anything about having it shut down?
    • jhp
    • By jhp 22nd Jun 11, 8:54 PM
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    jhp
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    • 22nd Jun 11, 8:54 PM
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    • 22nd Jun 11, 8:54 PM
    Thanks for the replies. I may be a bit naive but if this number is a known scam/nuisance number why has no-one i.e. t-mobile, b.t. or whoever done anything about having it shut down?
    Originally posted by Choccielover

    But its not a scam its T-Mobile text to Voice mail service.
    Last edited by jhp; 22-06-2011 at 8:59 PM.
  • geesey
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    • 30th Apr 12, 11:52 AM
    07953966066 calls
    • #7
    • 30th Apr 12, 11:52 AM
    These are from Scot Call, a debt collection outfit. As readers say, you are then asked to phone another mobile number.
    Maybe they plan to recoup the debt they must have bought by a possible arrangement to share some of the cost of your call with the mobile phone company?
    • Heinz
    • By Heinz 30th Apr 12, 3:38 PM
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    Heinz
    • #8
    • 30th Apr 12, 3:38 PM
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    • 30th Apr 12, 3:38 PM
    These are from Scot Call, a debt collection outfit. As readers say, you are then asked to phone another mobile number.
    Maybe they plan to recoup the debt they must have bought by a possible arrangement to share some of the cost of your call with the mobile phone company?
    Originally posted by geesey
    Please read the other links in this thread.

    YOUR message may have been from Scott Call but it was merely a text message sent to your landline and converted to speech so you could receive it.

    It is not a hoax or a scam or anything to worry about.
    Time has moved on (much quicker than it used to - or so it seems at my age) and my previous advice on residential telephony has been or is now gradually being overtaken by changes in the retail market. Hence, I have now deleted links to my previous 'pearls of wisdom'. I sincerely hope they helped save some of you money.
  • mixie
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    • 9th Sep 12, 6:15 PM
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    • 9th Sep 12, 6:15 PM
    Had call from 07953966066 this morning (Sunday)
    Did not answer. I think this may have been mentioned already but:
    This is text to voice (BT) service. I have never asked for this to be enabled on my line!
    My line is a BT one. You can prove this by sending a text to your land line.

    If you listen to the message you have sent yourself you will then hear a list of options.
    One is to ring 0800 587 5252 to change the options.
    It is not clear from the message but if you choose to change the schedule when messages are received there is an further option to turn off the service (think it is option 5)
    • OldGreyFox
    • By OldGreyFox 9th Sep 12, 6:37 PM
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    OldGreyFox
    Had call from 07953966066 this morning (Sunday)
    Did not answer. I think this may have been mentioned already
    Originally posted by mixie
    Yes many times including above. Its T-Mobile,s text to voice service. Which comes into play when someone on T-Mobile texts a Landline that does not have a a text enabled landline phone.(Its not exclusive to BT).

    By not listening to it you could of course be missing an important text.
    Last edited by OldGreyFox; 09-09-2012 at 6:42 PM.
  • mixie
    My mobile is 02, so it works with that network as well, probably all of them!
    • OldGreyFox
    • By OldGreyFox 9th Sep 12, 6:45 PM
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    OldGreyFox
    My mobile is 02, so it works with that network as well, probably all of them!
    Originally posted by mixie
    Yes texts sent to landlines from O2,Vodafone,Orange and 3 mobiles etc etc would be delivered in same way.

    07953966066 is the dedicated T-Mob one.( I think Virgin Mobile use it as well).


    0800 587 5252 (is normally only the text message options line for BT,eg texts from other BT Landlines) – you must dial this from the landline you want to stop receiving text messages on,other communications providers also offer text to speech services. Suggest you ring the number left on Caller Display or 1471 to identify the number to call to cancel other providers' Text to Speech services."
    Last edited by OldGreyFox; 09-09-2012 at 6:58 PM.
  • mixie

    07953966066 is the dedicated T-Mob one.( I think Virgin Mobile use it as well).
    0800 587 5252 (is normally only the text message options line for BT,eg texts from other BT Landlines)."
    Originally posted by OldGreyFox
    Ah, I am still getting them from 07953966066 even after using 0800 587 5252 to stop. Thank you for your explanation as to why.
    Nothing is ever easy is it
  • Beefheart
    07953966066 - nothing sinister.
    Having received a number of messages I have checked it back to source and there is definitely nothing sinister. As others have suggested it is the T-Mobile text to land line messaging service.

    My calls were triggered when a friend of my son used the house number rather than my son's mobile (annoying at 2am but that's teenagers for you).

    You can safely call 07953966066 and won't be passed to chat lines. Once through you can listen to the calls and phone the caller back to find out who made them. There will almost certainly be an innocent explanation.

    Absolutely no need to cancel text to speech services. They can prove very useful when your mobile fails.
    Last edited by Beefheart; 15-10-2012 at 12:06 PM.
    • malcolmchisholm
    • By malcolmchisholm 31st Oct 12, 3:59 PM
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    malcolmchisholm
    I received such a call today at 3:50 pm. It was someone quoting poetry but the electronic voice was difficult to understand. I called 07953 966066 and selected the "no more calls" option, option 3.

    Let's hope it works!

    Best wishes,

    Malcolm Chisholm
    • danjourno
    • By danjourno 30th May 13, 5:51 PM
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    danjourno
    Just received a call from 07953966066 with an automated message asking me to call back to retrieve a message.

    I assumed it was a premium rate number and didn't bother calling it.
    • Buzby
    • By Buzby 1st Jun 13, 10:03 AM
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    Buzby
    That assumption was wrong then - it's a standard mobile number!
    • mar7t1n
    • By mar7t1n 9th Jan 14, 5:11 PM
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    mar7t1n
    This number just rings and rings and rings, and when you answer it there's nobody there. I'm not going to be calling a mobile back to find out what idiot wants to sell me rubbish. Come to think of it when BT's callerID free for a year runs out, I don't think I'll bother answering it at all because on the whole it's mostly rubbish.
    • bubblesbonbon
    • By bubblesbonbon 10th Jan 14, 7:03 AM
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    bubblesbonbon
    Call Blocker
    Works a treat even with overseas calls. If it isn't preprogrammed with a rogue number, press the tit and no more calls.
    At £32 not very money saving but goes a long way to saving your sanity.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/CPR-Global-CPR106-All-in-One-Blocker/dp/B004BTVQ5E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389336764&sr=8-1&keywords=cpr+call+blocker
    "Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful"

    Samuel Johnson, Rasselas (1759)
    • maturelearner
    • By maturelearner 11th Jul 14, 7:16 AM
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    maturelearner
    Just thought I'd add my "Yes, it's T-Mobile's text message to automated voice service for landlines.

    My daughter's 9 year old friend was texting at 10.03pm on a school night to our landline, but that's another story.
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