I admit it, these sales calls are getting me stressed, frazzled and exhausted! How about you? I know I should just ignore them and delete them at a later date, but they interrupt my train of thought and I can't concentrate with that irritating ringing.
Both the landline...
And the cell...
I'd like to think there was some easy solution. In the beginning, we all thought that signing up for the DO NOT CALL list would do the trick. Hah! I know better now. I've signed up over and over and I still get irritating voices trying to entice me to buy products I don't need or want.
Here are some solutions my pals have come up with (besides the obvious one of just not answering the phone.)
One friend said she has gotten rid of calls by simply picking up the phone, holding it silently for however long it takes the telemarketer to hang up. (usually 10 seconds.). Try it and see what you think.
Another friend keeps a small tape recorder by the phone and plays the sound of a fax machine when she recognizes a spam number on her caller ID. I haven't tried this but it's intriguing. I wonder if it works.
Another friend picks up the phone, pretends to be a real estate agent and tells the caller that the party no longer lives there.
Another friend complained to her provider and a big chunk of the robocalls disappeared.
Hmm. What do you think? Would any of these techniques work, or do you have a better solution? I'm open for suggestions!
Gratefully yours, Mary Kennedy