I just received a very strange phone call 5 minutes ago. "Hello this is BT and we are sorry we cannot speak with you right now" So why call? "It may be possible to prevent calls like this is the future and if you would like to do so" at which point I hung up.
My number is already on the TPS list so it looks like BT has joined the ranks of many other companies who seem to totally ignore the TPS list when cold calling.
Since I registered with TPS I have hardly ever had any unwanted calls.What you are supposed to do is to tell them that you want taken off their call register.And if they call you again you can complain to I think TPS or someone like that and they will get fined.
I'm already registered with TPS quite some time ago but lately I've been getting what I think are market survey calls out of the blue. Once I hear the person say "I'm not trying to sell you anything" then I politely ring off. The last time, today, I was able to get their number so have lodged a complaint at TPS. TC.
I do not answer calls before the answering machine kicks in and I can monitor who it is.
I do not buy anything as a result of a cold call.
I adopt various strategies with doorstep callers, depending on my frame of mind and whether I'm half way through my meal, but the overriding rule is that I do not purchase anything or accept anything free.