Consumerist wrote: »
If you're thinking of getting one of these then remember that after the first year it will cost £15 pa (currently) to use their Internet Control Panel plus the Web Link call costs which update it with call data from your unit. You don't have to use the Control Panel if you don't want to, however.
Dave_C wrote: »
Most people are missing the point. Unless you use trucall, anonymous call rejection or reject international numbers, no matter what you say or do will make the slightest difference.
The scenario is as followsIndian call centre gets computerised list generated by customer
they ring you
Call rejected - they press a button on the keyboard to call the next number on list
You reply in the negative. No matter what you say or do at this stage- all they do is they press a button on the keyboard to call the next number on list
you reply in the positive - they make some money, press a few buttons but at the end - they press a button on the keyboard to call the next number on list
Indian call centre reaches end of list
Start over with new list/new call centre
The trick is to eliminate steps 4 and 5 where you pick up the phone!
I agree with others in that the phone company should make it easier for us householders to block these calls. Why are BT not giving away Trucall style facilities? (this was a rhetorical question, the answer is that they are making money from these calls)
...could cost £10,000s more
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Normally £250. Excl Northern Ireland