I have a relative who continually makes calls to me. These calls are not welcome and cause me a lot of distress - to such an extent that I normally leave the phone unplugged so that I don't even know that a call is coming in. I have told this relative that... many times.
The phone being unplugged when I don't need it is of little consequence because people who 'really' need to contact me can do it through my 'work' mobile. Needless to say, that relative doesn't know that number.
In the near future, I will be using my 'private' line for more business work. During the day, while I am out, I will have a mini call handling centre dealing with my calls. I don't want them to be on the receiving end of these abusive calls. And when I'm home, I would like to receive calls - but not from that relative.
Looking at a site click here I see that I can add that unwelcome number to a list of 'blocked' numbers. That will keep the abusive calls away from both myself and my call handling centre.
Preamble over... Now the questions...
* Is this a service that has to be paid for? (I don't really mind)
* Can it be 'undone' if necessary?
* Last, and by no means least, what will the relative get on their phone when they try to call me?
I'm willing to pay that per month - for the peace of mind!
I saw that on Dragons' Den as well. Useful device - but too pricey for me. I don't even want 'that' caller to get as far as being asked to leave a name and number. That would acknowledge that they had got so far and that I just wasn't replying to their calls (which I'm not!).
I'm not 100% sure what you mean about the legal side of things. I have explained, many times, in letters to my relative that my phone is unplugged - and the reasons why - all to no avail. I know that calls are still attempted.
I did think of a number change, but too many other people are used to my existing number; add to that, I have quite a bit of stationery with the existing phone number on. Also, that link explaining the ramifications of number changing on one's broadband needs bearing in mind.
So... the easiest cop-out for me is to just bar that number.