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Running for political office ? Dont call me late at night... Rant

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by toodles808, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. toodles808

    toodles808 New Member

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    :angryfire:

    So maybe this is a bit of a rant, but perhaps it is still worth sharing... If you are running for political office and have the nerve to have a Tele-message/marketer call my house at 9pm you wont be getting my vote, regardless of what you may stand for, have done, or how unqualified you may feel your competitors may be. Ron Speakman this means you... This has happened more than once.

    Perhaps someone can share a method beyond registering on the "do not call list" (which i have already done, and yes it has also been well over 30 days) that will stop these late night calls (beyond unplugging my phone from the jack, which as of now... is the case).

    ok my rant is done... :angryfire:
     
  2. beahmer

    beahmer Member

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    Do not call doesnt apply to Political calls. Unfortunately :)
     
  3. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    Just turn the ringer off at 8 or 9pm.
     
  4. jdhauer

    jdhauer Active Member

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    I was getting two calls a day for over three weeks from David Ramadan. Lovely. Especially since I don't even live in David Ramadan's district!!

    There's no contact phone number on his website but I did send an email to both him and the LCRC. This was about a week ago.

    Since then, I haven't received ANY calls from EITHER party and we usually get from both.
     
  5. Twriter

    Twriter Get a Mac!

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    I get 2-3 telemarketing calls a day normally, and with an election coming up this has jumped to 5-6 calls a day. I think the only way to stop politicians from making these calls is if everyone complains. After a few years they might get the hint.

    A friend suggested that I could get myself removed from all robo-dialed calls by letting the calls go to voice mail and playing the "phone line disconnected tones" (http://www.payphone-directory.org/sounds/wav/bell/disconnected.wav) at the beginning of my message. He says the robo-dialers detect the tones and remove your number from their list. They'll call once but never again. I'm going to try it and see what happens. Has anyone else tried it?
    --- John B.
     
  6. wahoogeek

    wahoogeek New Member

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    I was going to post the same rant! we logged around 7 political calls last evening (and 3 to remind us to fill out the pink school forms!).
     
  7. hornerjo

    hornerjo Senior Member

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    Our house phone (Panasonic DECT) announces the caller ID over the speakerphones, so we know not to bother getting up. Blocks 'unavailable' and 'out of area' calls too.
     
  8. Mike-and-Kim

    Mike-and-Kim Member

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    I never give out my home number, almost. If companies ask I give them 703-555-1212 (information). Also works at the safeway by the way, although I did not give them that number - someone else must be using my trick also.

    What I've done to some good effect when I have gotten a call when they ask for me I say just a minute I'll go get him. I put the phone down on the table (still connected) and walk away.

    My theory which someday may be disproved is that it runs up their costs of calling. Anyway it seems to work for the odd call that gets through. I've not had one in over a half a year.
     
  9. PDILLM

    PDILLM Well-Known Member

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    Really? That would be an acceptable plan? I put foam on my front door so no one can knock on it after 6 :rolleyes3:
     
  10. mikebnllnb

    mikebnllnb Member

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    If you call me more than once, guess who I'm not voting for!
     
  11. mikebnllnb

    mikebnllnb Member

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    LOL just think of all the energy savings...
     
  12. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    Sure it is, especially if you have children in bed by 8pm. If you're being cheeky because you would rather not receive the calls then good luck;)
     

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