Next time a tell/marketer calls and it is always the same companies who dont understand NO.... Just say sure I loved to talk to you, but Fluffy my cat wants to talk to you first hold on......
The volume of junk calls has soared. My way of dealing with it is I no longer answer the phone unless the caller is known to me from the caller ID. This is announced by my phone. If it's a legitimate call (and there are very few) they can leave a message. Amazing how persistent some of these scam callers can be, with their automated dialing systems. I have some that call several times a day, 7 days a week, and have been doing it for many months.
Thanks I have tried that, however then I run in to the problem that it say priv. caller, and sometimes it a doctor calling from not his office number or family members have no id and restric. numbers. So I always answer the phone if I am home or sometimes I let it go to voice mail.
We each have to find our own way to deal with it. In my experience, a legitimate caller will leave a message. If I'm around, and hear a legitimate message being left, I'll pick up and answer.
My approach is imperfect, because with autodialers, they can just keep calling (and they do)
All you have to do is when you get these stupid calls is to just lay the phone down & when you hear the beep then you are disconected, when you do this, it ties up thier lines.
I have tried that, did not discourage them, but I'll try it again.
My reply is dependant on my mood. If there is a large gap between answering and the other party speaking it's usually a telemarketer. I'll just hang up. Other times I'll tell them to never call this number again, then hang up. If they call our house they're wasting their time because we're never interested.
If they dont speak english well enough ask for a supr. & if that doesnt help, ask them what they are wareing & hope yhey will forget why they called, Lol.
LOL I would love to be on the end to hear this comment. What does the telemarker say?