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If you're annoyed by nuisance calls, you can opt out of them by text message.

 

The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) has been running for a number of years, but according to communications regulator Ofcom only 48% of the people it surveyed knew that mobile numbers can be registered on the TPS (compared with 88% who knew about home phone numbers being eligible).

 

The "text-to-register" service lets you add your number to the "do not call" database of the Telephone Preference Service (TPS), which is good news (provided it works).

 

If you want in, all you have to do is text "TPS" with your number to 78070.

 

And that's it. You should get a SMS reply from the TPS, which confirms that your number has been added into their database.

 

http://www.bitterwallet.com/mobile/today-you-can-opt-out-of-cold-calls-by-text-92175

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Therere two numnbers for this, the one mentioned above is not free, Read the full article mentioned in the link above.

 

When you register your mobile on the Telephone Preference Service, there is no charge for sending a text to the shortcode 85095 or for receiving the confirmation text.

 

There is an alternative shortcode, 78070, but for this you will be charged at your standard network rate.

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I have found that putting a number on TPS actually INCREASES the number of calls.

 

I can only assume that the people that are supposed to cross reference the TPS have found a way to grab data.

 

Has anyone else had this happen?

 

I am going to try again on a new sim that I hardly use.

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Yes... been TPS for years and get so many cold calls, both on landline and mobile... is there a way to block numbers? Of course, many don't leave a number...It's really annoying, though! TB

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