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    BT Names the UK Top 5 Worst Nuisance Callers as 2 Million Adopt Call Protect

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      BT Names the UK Top 5 Worst Nuisance Callers as 2 Million Adopt Call Protect

      BT Names the UK Top 5 Worst Nuisance Callers as 2 Million Adopt Call Protect - ISPreview UK
      Itís been three months since BT introduced their free ĎCall ProtectĎ service to tackle nuisance calls (here) and some 2 million homes across the United Kingdom are now using it. The broadband ISP has also published a table of the top 5 worst nuisance callers for March 2017.

      The Call Protect system works by using powerful computers to analyse large amounts of live data, enabling BTís network team in Oswestry to identify rogue numbers (i.e. those that make enormous numbers of calls) and add them to a special blacklist. Customers can also help by identifying troublesome numbers to the system or creating their own personal blacklist.

      The provider estimates that, since its launch, Call Protect has reduced the number of nuisance calls reaching customers by diverting 65% of those calls into its junk voicemail box. In addition, customers are making more than 80,000 calls a week to the serviceís 1572 number in order to add calls, check voicemail or change settings etc.

      Top 5 Worst UK Nuisance Callers (4-11th March 2017)


      Categories Volume Proportion
      1 Accident claims 12,211,599 41%
      2 Personal details (Scam) 5,439,781 18.50%
      3 PPI 1,892,479 6.40%
      4 Computer scam 3,593,103 12.60%
      5 Debt collection 2,212,713 7.50%
      Other 4,131,102 14%
      Total 29,480,477


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      Re: BT Names the UK Top 5 Worst Nuisance Callers as 2 Million Adopt Call Protect

      When are Sky going to start offering something similar?

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      Re: BT Names the UK Top 5 Worst Nuisance Callers as 2 Million Adopt Call Protect

      Quote Originally Posted by James_Mitchell View Post
      When are Sky going to start offering something similar?
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      Re: BT Names the UK Top 5 Worst Nuisance Callers as 2 Million Adopt Call Protect

      Well I dunno that seems like a hell of a load of hassle to stop these calls. I bought this phone, Buy BT 8610 Cordless Telephone with Answer Machine - Triple at Argos.co.uk - Your Online Shop for Telephones, Telephones and accessories, Technology. and it is absolutely brilliant. Killed my cold callers 110% dead. Downside is that anyone not in the "phone book" has to talk to the robot and then, IF I want to talk to them I press 2 and the automatically go into the phone book and if I don't want to talk to them then I just press 1 and they are gone for ever.

     

     

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