[access-uk] Re: Telephone Issues

Well if companies want to withhold their numbers that's their problem, I think it's sick and that no ligitimate company shold do it. I'd rather companies be annoied if they can't get hold of me rather than me being invaded with those annoying sales phone calls. I sometimes get 3/4 a day? I have already signed up for phone preferentual or whatever it's called service. I tried to complain to them, but it doesn't get me anywhere, their usuall reactions are that either the company it self haven't signed up for it, so they can't do much about it, or that they can't do anything if I don't have a phone number of a company, which is dumb because, as most of us know, most of them withhold their number. I think that rejectiong anonimous calls is not perfect, but it's the best solution at the moment. I think the best solution would be though if our telecom companies, especially BT, would adopt system like in US where if number is withheald, a caller gets a automated prompt where by they have to say their name, then they're put on hold while the recepiant's phone rings, they're given person's name or rhather what ever was recorded wwhen they were asked to have their name recorded, then a recepiant has a choice to answer the call or put it through voicemail if one is available. I know that someone offers similar service, but you have to sign up for 1 of those 07 or 0871 personal numbers, but I think this sort of solution should be applied to normal residential numbers.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Damon" <damon.rose@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2005 7:40 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Telephone Issues



hi, don't forget that many legitimate companies withhold their number too.

I work for the BBC and am always rather fed up when I call somebody and can't get hold of them because they have this 'reject withheld number' option on their phone. Very annoying.

I suspect many businesses withhold their number.

...Damon








----- Original Message ----- From: "Barry" <bbinc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2005 5:22 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Telephone Issues



Ah, thanks, Derek. My mistake there. I have a friend who is ex-directory
and must have his number permanently withheld too


Barry
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Derek Hornby" <derek.hornby_uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2005 3:43 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Telephone Issues



Hi Barry

The problem with caller id is that most of the companies that do cold
calling withhold their number so it is impossible to differentiate between
them and friends/family who are ex-directory.

But if none has "Anonymous Call Reject" this stops almost all the junk calls.

As for friends and family that are who are ex-directory, "Anonymous Call
Reject"  doesn't block calls based on whether caller is ex-directory.
It  only blocks calls based on whether caller has withheld number,
either by using 141 or having Permanent Number Withhold.

Being ex-directly doesn't mean one's number is Permanently Withhold,
although many ex-directory customers choose to have that service as well.

Regards,
Derek

e-mail: derek.hornby_uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



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