Sign up to the Telephone Preference Service
The first way to help reduce some nuisance calls is to sign up to the TPS.
The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) is a UK-based opt-out registry for direct marketing calls. Numbers on the registry must not be contacted by a commercial entity through the phone. Many of our customers choose to sign up for the Telephone Preference Service as an aid to lowering their nuisance calls.
The TPS aims to stop around 31% of legitimate UK business from contacting you. It cannot cannot do anything about rogue UK businesses or overseas companies making nuisance calls to your home.
We believe our customers should sign up for the Telephone Preference Service since it also provides useful statistics for the Information Commissioner's Office. These statistics allow the government to make informed decisions on nuisance calls policy and craft responses to nuisance and scam calls.
To effectively block all unwanted calls to the home phone the solution is call blocking technology. A call blocker used alongside Telephone Preference Service registration is the most effective means for reducing and removing nuisance calls from the phone.
Register for the TPS here: http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/number_type.html or call freephone 08450700707.
For information on call blocking technology, speak to one of our experts freephone on 0800 652 7780.
- Kris Hicks