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Stop Nuisance Calls

7th February 2013

Stop Nuisance Calls

Nuisance calls are a major issue in the UK with BT receiving over 50,000 calls to its Nuisance Calls Advice line every month.

BT today announced a brand new landline phone that lets customers control their calls by allowing them to block calls from “International” numbers, “Withheld” numbers, or specific numbers. The BT6500 will give customers the power to block up to 80 per cent of unwanted calls, such as PPI claim sales calls and other cold marketing calls.

BT is launching two variants of the phone with different designs, the BT6500 and the BT6510, which have exactly the same functionality. The BT6500 is available from BT, Argos, Amazon from today and will be available from Tesco and Sainsbury’s from the end of February. The BT6510 is available from John Lewis and Currys, from the beginning of March. The recommend retail price starts from £44.99 for a single handset.

Customers of Tamar Telecommunications can already block nuisance calls from withheld numbers as well as having the ability to block nuisance calls from specific numbers via their Blacklist settings online for free.

The Telephone Preference Service (TPS), also provide a free service, which enables both businesses and consumers to register numbers to prevent unsolicited marketing calls. Not all telemarketers adhere to the rules, however the majority do and the Telephone Preference Service will help to reduce unwanted calls. To register your number with the Telephone Preference Service, click here.

To discuss the telephone numbers and services available for your business, call Tamar Telecommunications on Freephone 0800 772 0000.

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