I'm getting fed up with unsolicited phone calls. I get loads of computers phoning me saying "a colleague of mine has been trying to contact you because a member of your household entered our draw". Well, bollocks - I'm the only member of my household, and I didn't enter.
I've just signed up with the Telephone Preference Service. Let's see how it goes.
In a way, I don't mind unsolicited calls, provided that they're:
- Possibly relevant
- Not persistent
Of course, the "norm" is to try and dupe you into somthing (like the recorded messages, which try to 'divide and conquer' by suggesting someone else registered and you need to claim). The other "norm" is to keep trying, even when the prospect is saying "no" - just like the call I got from someone at HomeCall? - "I don't want your service", "Sir, you don't want to save money?" (etc).
Well, sorry marketeers - you've annoyed me one time too many, so now none of you get a piece of my action ;-)