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"Courtesy Calls"

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Dyno, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    While some noisy construction in my office building gets done, I've been working from home. I've been shocked at the number of "courtesy calls" I get from my credit card companies, the cable company and magazines I subscribe to or used to subscribe to. The calls are to give me some great offer, to check on whether the magazine is arriving, whether I want to renew my subscription, etc. In the latt 24 hours, I've gotten calls from 3 magazines, the newspaper, and one card company, plus 2 hangups that were probably from one of the above. I'm on the do not call list, but these are all companies I do business with, so I believe they're allowed to call me. Almost all the time, I pretend I'm not me and tell them I'm not home, but I figured that would keep them calling back so I started taking the calls. Anyone else get a lot of these or do I just read too many magazines and have too many credit cards?
     
  2. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Pick up the red courtesy phone and blow a whistle into the receiver. That telemarketer will never mess with you again, and think twice before messing with anybody else.
     
  3. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Courtesy call = courtesy flush
     
  4. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    I used to get those "This is a courtesy call from your Universal MasterCard . . . " I'd point out that it's not a courtesy call, it's a "piss-me-off" call. They never ended until I moved and "forgot" to change my phone number on the credit card bills.
    Postscript: A year or two later, I got a postcard in the mail from Universal Card, which had been the worst offender. It said something like: "We've been trying to contact you with some exciting offers. Please give us your phone number so we can call you!"

    Yeah, right.
     
  5. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    caller i.d. is the best solution. 'cause there's nothin more discourteous than a "courtesy call." :eek: :eek: :eek: :mad: :mad: :mad: ::) ::) ::)
     
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Do you have a white phone?
     
  7. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    I guess my question is if there's a way to stop them. Even if I ignore the call (thank you, caller ID), they still just keep calling. I mean, I want the credit card companies to call if there's a problem with my card, but I don't want their stupid fucking offers. :mad: :mad:
     
  8. Jack_Kerouac

    Jack_Kerouac Member

    Sign up for the no calls list. I haven't got a junk phone call in four years.
     
  9. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Try moving to a new place ... the number of callers offering security systems, extermination, and cable/satellite systems will drive the most patient person nuts.
     
  10. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    "Then do me the courtesy of not calling again."
    Click.


    If that doesn't work, go the "you naked?" with heavy breathing route.
     
  11. JR

    JR Active Member

    Never answer your phone unless you have caller ID.

    Anyone you know will leave a message.
     
  12. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

     
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