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Standard User bowdon
(committed) Sun 10-Dec-17 00:21:08
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Re: Spam phone calls


[re: corsa57] [link to this post]
 
I don't know if this is a coincidence or not, but over the last week or 2 I've started getting a lot of spam calls too.

I'm on the call protect service so I'm adding the numbers as they call. But yea, for some reason the number of calls have increased.

I've not recently contacted bt.

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sun 10-Dec-17 01:25:10
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Re: Spam phone calls


[re: bowdon] [link to this post]
 
Believing my second handset (the first has a display malfunction) had gone dodgy, I bought a BT8610 system.

Since connecting it a couple of weeks ago, my rate of spam phone calls has gone from eight or nine a week to zero. That is without making any adjustments to the out of the box settings. (I have added contact phone numbers, that's all).

Frankly I didn't believe (from reviews) that it could be that good.

It is.

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Standard User Nightglow
(member) Sun 10-Dec-17 08:23:32
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Re: Spam phone calls


[re: RobertoS] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by RobertoS:
Believing my second handset (the first has a display malfunction) had gone dodgy, I bought a BT8610 system.

Since connecting it a couple of weeks ago, my rate of spam phone calls has gone from eight or nine a week to zero. That is without making any adjustments to the out of the box settings. (I have added contact phone numbers, that's all).

Frankly I didn't believe (from reviews) that it could be that good.

It is.


Bought a set of 4 BT8610 here, a few weeks ago,they are just superb,has stopped all spam calls dead, even the ones at 4am.

Edited by Nightglow (Sun 10-Dec-17 08:30:04)


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Standard User 23Prince
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 10-Dec-17 08:36:15
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Re: Spam phone calls


[re: WilliamGrimsley] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by WilliamGrimsley:
Hmm. As BatBoy says, if you haven't got Call Protect turned on, that could be why you're receiving them.


But does "Call Protect" protect you from calls from BT spammers?
Standard User Nightglow
(member) Sun 10-Dec-17 08:46:17
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Re: Spam phone calls


[re: 23Prince] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by 23Prince:
In reply to a post by WilliamGrimsley:
Hmm. As BatBoy says, if you haven't got Call Protect turned on, that could be why you're receiving them.


But does "Call Protect" protect you from calls from BT spammers?


Well, I had a call from BT, no number & it was blocked,but you do have option to accept call.
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sun 10-Dec-17 08:47:00
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Re: Spam phone calls


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Thatís what it does
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sun 10-Dec-17 10:26:16
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Re: Spam phone calls


[re: Nightglow] [link to this post]
 
BT's customer facing sales, marketing and technical teams will all provide their number - it may be generic but will never be "number withheld" so I very much doubt if it was a legitimate BT call.


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Standard User Squirrel
(knowledge is power) Sun 10-Dec-17 12:19:23
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Re: Spam phone calls


[re: Nightglow] [link to this post]
 
I have had the earlier model BT8500 for quite some time. No spam calls at all any more

Standard User 23Prince
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 10-Dec-17 12:31:28
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Re: Spam phone calls


[re: BatBoy] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by BatBoy:
Thatís what it does


So BT create a service to block themselves from their customers?

Genius!
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sun 10-Dec-17 12:47:56
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Re: Spam phone calls


[re: 23Prince] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by 23Prince:
In reply to a post by BatBoy:
Thatís what it does


So BT create a service to block themselves from their customers?

Genius!
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