Unwanted calls can be a huge pain, whether it is an automated PPI call, or a salesperson trying to tell you the importance of insuring your pet turtle. They usually come at the most awkward time possible, and can cost you quite a bit of money as well. If you want to stop them, you’re not alone, and we have some helpful advice for you on how to achieve peace in your home, at last.

Invest in a call-blocking phone

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The best way to rid yourself of unwanted nuisance calls once and for all is buying a phone with call-blocking features. BT offers some excellent choices, including the BT 6500, which consistently receives rave reviews from customers, who call it “well worth the money”, and praise the peace of mind it has given them. The BT 6500 also boasts a phonebook that can retain up to 200 contacts, and an answering machine with up to 30 minutes recording time – so you’ll only miss the calls you don’t want from now on, but never those from your friends and family.

If you are looking for a reliable call-blocking phone that is a true bestseller, you may also wish to consider the BT 8500 with trueCall technology. This cordless phone boasts an almost 100% success rate at blocking nuisance calls – impressive if you’ve been inundated with them up until now. The answering machine can record up to 60 minutes of messages, and the phonebook, again, has space for up to 200 contacts. The high-quality loudspeaker and large, user-friendly colour display make this a superb choice for both young and old. Our customers went as far as calling this cordless telephone “the best call-blocking phone available.”

Register with the TPS – or report unwanted calls! If a new device is not on the line for you, you can try registering with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS). This free UK service allows you to record your preferences for specific unsolicited sales and marketing calls. The downside of this is that it does not stop all unwanted calls, merely sales and marketing ones. You also need to wait up to 28 days for the registration to become fully effective, and even then you are not guaranteed to be free from nuisance calls. There are also websites where you can report specific calls, but this will not stop all nuisance calls from getting through to you.

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Don’t consent to third-party contacts

Lastly, and perhaps most obviously, don’t consent to being contacted if you do not want to be. This, again, won’t stop all incoming nuisance calls, but it may stop some if you refrain from submitting your phone number in online forms. At the end of the day the only truly effective method and avoiding most (if not all) nuisance calls, is call-blocking technology such as trueCall.