I called back number (08) 6228 4013 reached voice mail for a company called Telstra Business Center. We run our own business and telemarketing calls are a real pain and time waster! Because our phones are registered as 'business lines' we cannot go on the 'do not call' register.....another pain! Most of the calls are computer generated and only connect to a sales person when you answer and hold on for quite a while.......during this pregnant pause, it is usually a good time to just hang up and forget about the call.
If private people can choose to go on a 'do not call' register, why do busy owner-operated business people have to put up with these kinds of needless interruptions that waste their precious time? Why don't we get a choice?
This number called most days and when we answered it just hangs up. Turns out (08) 6228 4013 is Telstra. If you call the number back and press "2" you can opt out of receiving the calls. Apparently it takes 30 days to process the request but fingers crossed it works! So frustrating! This number rang both my wife & self last night on our mobile numbers. When answered, there was no reply. Sounds fishy to me too.
In regards to callers on "private" numbers or overseas, I answer in my best Italian accent, telling the caller " Mr. ***** isa nota home" That gets them off the line. I also had a number of callers from solar companies, who were dispensed with by telling them " there'sa no sun here". Confused, they hang up.
They try to mislead you into thinking that they are Telstra, but they are actually an on-seller. They have limited information; if they really were Telstra, they wold know my Telstra email address from my bundled account.
They are backpackers on commission in a call centre.
I have been receiving calls from (08) 6228 4013 for the last few days and when I answer they hang up. Calls were on 16 and 22 June 2017. I have made past complaints about this number. Telstra Keeps calling and doesn't leave message. Obviously spam Really had enough of these guys calling. I answer they hang up, when I finally did get someone it was a on behalf of telstra seller, told them not interested and remove my number, but they still call my personal and 2 business phones. This is not their only number either. I can block them on the mobiles but not the business landline. The next time I actually get someone on the business landline I'll be telling them again to remove the number and advising them I've kept a record of their name, date and time of call. Should i get another call I'll lodge a complaint with our telstra business rep and see what happens. *I pick up phone*
Bloke: Hi, this is Richard calling from Telstra Business Centre, how are you?
Me: I'm fine, Richard, how are yo-
Very professional, Telstra Business Centre!!
I couldn't agree more! When they ask for the business owner, I say "sure thing, just a second" and put the phone down and wait till they hang up. I figure if they're wasting my time, I can waste theirs. They just hung up when I answered. Blocked! I have recieved 6 missed calls from this number. dont know who it is and i wont call them back. very annoying to have them phoning so many times that i just blocked the number.
good to know so many other people are suffering from this harasser too !
Keep ringing and when I answer there is no reply for a few seconds so I just hang up. unknown number continues to call me while im in class and rings everyday Annoying spam caller have blocked and am on DNC register. The "Telstra Business Company" just called wanted 5 minutes (they didn't get that) to increase the line speed.....I didn't get that! Not the greatest attempt at a haiku, you have the syllables all wrong! Time waisters or Spam , should get a proper lob . As above
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