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foxinabox Posted on 08/11/2019 14:22
Does Anybody Still Answer Their Landline?

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I was watching Sky News this morning and they were talking to a prominent poll expert about the election. He said that many people just ignore their landlines, just as he does himself.

Have our landlines just turned into something that we use to contact people with mobiles or to ring numbers starting with 0845 where we're not sure about the billing arrangements?

Certainly there's no point in answering them because the vast majority of calls are automated with an American accent telling you that there's going to be a major crisis with your broadband and you have no choice but to ring the attached number and they will tell you how to sort it out.

I'll answer it if I happen to be near it, and as soon as I hear the unmistakable sounds of a call-centre I will say 'Hello, Kuldeep. Goodbye...'.

There's one automated voice that promises to clean my oven for 70, leaving you to wonder slightly how an automated voice could clean ovens, but I have investigated the profit/loss situation to do with this, and I've decided to spend my 70 elsewhere.
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malifox Posted on 08/11/2019 14:25
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2x boxes of oven pride from aldi-5-follow the instuctions,wear the gloves,job done....[8D]
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borebage53 Posted on 08/11/2019 14:31
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Yesterday I phoned Belgravia 137. Nobody answered!
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LeicesterRino Posted on 08/11/2019 16:45
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I often shout ring ring back to mine
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Filbo65 Posted on 08/11/2019 23:34
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We have shilo mobile reception in our house, so if it rings when Mrs Filbo is out, I answer it in case it's her, even though it's 80-20 that it's Microsoft calling.
When she's in, I answer it, knowing that it's Microsoft.
I enjoy giving as good as they give and some. Too p*ssed now to list all of the tactics I employ, but I do love it! [:D]
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Surffers Posted on 08/11/2019 23:41
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Unplugged the landlines because the India cold callers pizzed me off now they have me mobile number, the world is fcuked.

I wonder if the CIA do mobile plans with a silent number.
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Walthamstowblue Posted on 09/11/2019 01:53
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I've not had a landline for years, well I've got the line just no phone
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scoops Posted on 09/11/2019 07:44
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Got to be the biggest con going that we all have to pay for one but no one uses it.

Everyones got unlimited minutes these days on the mobile tariffs so why use a landline?
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dirtybollard Posted on 09/11/2019 07:50
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Well, Princess Dianna used her influence to try and get rid of them, but I fear they are still around just waiting to cause trouble.
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ElVesto Posted on 09/11/2019 08:11
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Why wouldn't you answer your landline? Caller Display lets you be selective.
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TheCraftyOldFox Posted on 09/11/2019 10:27
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I think i've still got one as my mobile is always on charge that much ..... [8D]
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Oadlad Posted on 09/11/2019 14:12
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Bit old fashioned, still use one,
Have our fair share of nuisance calls despite being on the PC register.
Had a voice a few years ago offering again offering to buy our Stagecoach shares left us by my wife's mam.
Had some fun exposing them. But recently a guy from them rang up and I heard Oadlass giving him a right b******ing.
Five minutes later I answered it and he said he really was from Stagecoach.
Cure humble apologies..[rle]
Seriously don't you need a landline to work the broadband devices anyway?
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foxinabox Posted on 09/11/2019 15:01
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ElVesto - my caller display gives a number - 0203 etcera, but still the automated American voice comes in and tells me I'm about to suffer the loss of my broadband.

Leaving aside the futility of this as probably the most obvious fraud ever committed, I can't work out how British Telecom have got the number, with the amount of complaints they've had from thousands of people, and done nothing whatsoever for two years about it.

Can't they, whenever they bill this line, add an extra piece of paper which says 'Please stop scamming our customers. You're terrible at it. If you have to live outside the law, take up pickpocketing or something like that that doesn't involve us. We would really appreciate this'
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glynnak Posted on 09/11/2019 15:10
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I need my landline because how else would I
a)know that HMRC are going to arrest me
b)find out that my pc is badly infected with a virus
c)recall the details of a road accident I knew nothing about
d)Have the absolute pleasure of telling someone offering me a free hearing test that my ears are shot after 46 years in the library service
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RoyalBerkshireFox Posted on 10/11/2019 00:17
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I always ask them to enlighten me on which accident they are referring to and how they got the info. They usually hang up.
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