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Choccielover
Old 22-06-2011, 5:40 PM
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Default Spam calls from 07953 966066

Hi, has anyone else experienced spam phone calls like this? The landline rings and when you answer you get a message quoting a mobile number and saying that you have a text message, then it says there is no message. Each time I get a call it quotes a different mobile number but when I dial 1471 every time the number which comes up is 07953 966066. How can I get these calls barred/stopped. They seem to be every saturday morning and early too.
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Old 22-06-2011, 6:12 PM
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Have a read here;

http://whocallsme.com/Phone-Number.aspx/07953966066
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Old 22-06-2011, 6:25 PM
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It's been a nuisance for over 6 years now.:

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...91#post3377891
Much of the advice on residential telephony I have given over the past 9 years or so 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.
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Old 22-06-2011, 7:20 PM
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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?
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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?

But its not a scam its T-Mobile text to Voice mail service.

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Old 30-04-2012, 11:52 AM
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Wink 07953966066 calls

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?
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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?
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.
Much of the advice on residential telephony I have given over the past 9 years or so 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.
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Old 09-09-2012, 6:15 PM
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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)
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Had call from 07953966066 this morning (Sunday)
Did not answer. I think this may have been mentioned already
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.

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My mobile is 02, so it works with that network as well, probably all of them!
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My mobile is 02, so it works with that network as well, probably all of them!
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."

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Old 10-09-2012, 6:58 PM
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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)."
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
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Old 15-10-2012, 12:02 PM
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Default 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.

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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,

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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.
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That assumption was wrong then - it's a standard mobile number!
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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.
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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-C...r+call+blocker

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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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