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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:22 pm
 


Well, it's been 6 months now that I've been receiving phone solicitations from Skytel. Despite the fact I have a private number, I was polite the first couple of times explaining that I have no need for their service. But the calls kept coming, often more than once a week and sometimes as many as 3 times a week.
After a LOT of searching to find a way to contact them without having to be be a subscriber to their service, I left them a very detailed message to remove my number permanently from their autodialer. That worked for about a month, then in the last 7 days, they called..3 more times!!! They crossed the line from nuisance to harassers.
The DNCL is useless since these fuckers aren't located anywhere on the continent.
I've tried contacting the Canadian telecom companies Skytel claims to be associated with but none of them seem to know what I'm talking about or even know who or what Skytel is.
A little background. Skytel is a Mongolian telecom company with South Korean backers and their head offices in Bangladesh.
I just don't know what to do when these fuckers call anymore 'cept hurl various racial epithets at them when they call.
I've filed a formal complaint with the CRTC, but other than my requesting that Skytel be prohibited from accessing the Canadian telecom system since they don't wanna obey the rules of that same system, I really don't see the CRTC being able to do much about it.
Anyone have any good, serious suggestions for giving these rectum rangers the message?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:26 pm
 


Serious: If you have call ID, ignore them. If you don't, get it and ignore them.

Fun: Get one of those air horns for hockey games and blast it at your mouthpiece when they call. It might not do anything for the call frequency but it might make you feel better. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:07 pm
 


hurley_108 wrote:
Serious: If you have call ID, ignore them. If you don't, get it and ignore them.

Fun: Get one of those air horns for hockey games and blast it at your mouthpiece when they call. It might not do anything for the call frequency but it might make you feel better. :)


Caller ID is a nice feature, but we need Caller Block. Just add in the numbers you don't want to receive Calls from and voila.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:17 pm
 


sandorski wrote:
hurley_108 wrote:
Serious: If you have call ID, ignore them. If you don't, get it and ignore them.

Fun: Get one of those air horns for hockey games and blast it at your mouthpiece when they call. It might not do anything for the call frequency but it might make you feel better. :)


Caller ID is a nice feature, but we need Caller Block. Just add in the numbers you don't want to receive Calls from and voila.

I have caller ID but all I get when they call is "long distance call" which is pointless because my phone rings differently when it's an incoming long distance call anyway. Can't use that as a guide to ignore it though as my brother has a private number so when he calls, I get the same "long distance call" notification.
I think Roger's has a service for $4/month that will block specified numbers but it only works when you know the number being called from.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:19 pm
 


Tell them you're already a subscriber and will quit if they call again.

I do this to the door-to-door charity guys. No offence, but it's like one a day, and I don't thave the time or inclination to listen to the spiel.

THEM: blah blah blah Greenpeace blah blah blah
ME: Oh, Greenpeace! I already give you guys lots of money
THEM: Really?
ME: Scads.
THEM: I don't see you on our...
ME: Are you calling me a liar?
THEM: No no no.
ME: Great. See you then. Good luck with your fund drive for PETA.
THEM: um...you mean...Greenpeace
ME: Yeah whatever. <slam>


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:31 pm
 


Do what I do, just speak a made-up language nobody can understand.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:34 pm
 


raydan wrote:
Do what I do, just speak a made-up language nobody can understand.

French-Canadian?? :lol: :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:34 pm
 


They call you, have some fun with it. No, not even just a little fun. Make it an enjoyable event (for yourself).


Or let yourself loose, like this:

I really like that one.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:41 pm
 


PublicAnimalNo9 wrote:
raydan wrote:
Do what I do, just speak a made-up language nobody can understand.

French-Canadian?? :lol: :wink:

I tried that and got burned once. 8O


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:43 pm
 


raydan wrote:
Do what I do, just speak a made-up language nobody can understand.

That's brilliant, :lol:

Yell at them in this made up language. Maybe they'll still get the idea lol


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:44 pm
 


Once, Le Journal de Montreal (newspaper) called me 3 times in the same day, 3 different people. The last person to call was a one very unlucky person. I admit it, I snapped, I yelled and screamed at her to put me on the no-call list... but they NEVER called again. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:52 pm
 


I feel sorry for the people themselves, since they're all Outer Corp
wage-slaves doing a super shitty job on orders from the Inner Corp.

Slimy organizations, if only we could get the top guys instead of being given
a face to represent the company just so we'll attack the workers and not them...

I don't have much 'serious' advice simply because these companies are shady
and in many cases probably inescapable.

Getting a new number might be your best bet.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:53 pm
 


Mr_Canada wrote:
They call you, have some fun with it. No, not even just a little fun. Make it an enjoyable event (for yourself).


Or let yourself loose, like this:

I really like that one.

That second one sounded like the last phone call I got from Skytel. Called the guy a donkey fucker and questioned the profession of his mother and if he was the product of his mother and some farm animal getting together. Only I didn't phrase it that politely :lol: Then I really let go.

I found their e-mail so now I'm just spamming the living fuck out of them :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:18 pm
 


:lol: With what? Just random stuff or requests that they remove you?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:19 pm
 


sandorski wrote:
Caller ID is a nice feature, but we need Caller Block. Just add in the numbers you don't want to receive Calls from and voila.


That worked for a couple years, then they started making up their own phone numbers to get past it.

If their products are so f-ing good, why do they constantly need to hide? Why move call centres to where phone laws don't apply to your customers? Why do they intentionally go out of their way to piss their potential customers off? If they had a legitimate business that I could go into, and plunk down my money, I just might if I needed their product.

But if I ever found out where some of these robodialer 'you have won 2500 travel dollars' assholes call centre is, you can bet I would be up to some mischief. All hail Loki!


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