Thread: Cancel. The. Account.
6/16/2006 10:13pm, #11
Put your phone # on the Federal do not call list.
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6/17/2006 12:31am, #12Originally Posted by Namrepus221
2. The rep is just lazy, and just dispositioned the call as a GK, or VM to minimise his ACW time.
3. The managers keep recycling the lists past the point of stale so customers keep getting recalls day after day. Usually a customer won't be called more than 5 times unless there is recycling of lists.
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6/17/2006 12:45am, #13Originally Posted by Gringo Grande
6/17/2006 12:50am, #14Originally Posted by War Phalange
6/17/2006 11:08am, #15
Originally Posted by Sirc
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They are exempt from the "do not call" list.
6/17/2006 12:51pm, #16Originally Posted by AnnaTrocity
Does Dell feed you guys processed lard or something? :)
(I know how it is; when I was a systems administrator I got fat because all I did was sit around and develop databases and drink Dr. Pepper. Thankfully I quit that job.)--
6/17/2006 3:42pm, #17
Originally Posted by Lane
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(bad joke I know...but someone would eventually say it)
6/18/2006 2:50am, #18Originally Posted by Namrepus221
6/18/2006 4:14am, #19
Originally Posted by War Phalange
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However.......you may request that the individual telemarketer remove your name from their list, which is enforced quite well. The thing is the next time you use your credit card/go to the bank/ buy something from them/call them on the phone(even a wrong number)/visit one of thier facilities, you 'reestablish' the 'previously existing business relationship' and your name goes right back on the lists!
The only way to reduce TM calls is to, and this is the most important advice i can ever give as a pro tekemarketer, LISTEN TO THEM AND DONT HANG UP. If i could make those words bigger i would. This is why, you need to learn a few pieces of information #1.The company who you have the relationship with(creditcard/bank/etc) #2. The name of the company who provides the product/service thats being offered, this is almost NEVER that same company as #1. and... #3 the company who is acually calling you. NEVER the same as 1 or 2.
Then you request explicitly to have you name removed from all 3(three) of those lists. This will reduce the amount of TM calls you get significantly.......however......the only way to get the calls to stop is to proceed to sever the relations ship with company #1(the company whos vague association with the offer makes it not a cold call) this often means cancelling creditcards/bank accounts/memberships. Almost all mortgage companies TM because they know people wont cancell a morgage so quickly).
Privacy guard works to an extent, and noone TM's cell phones knowingly(as they can be held responsible for the cell charges if the person feels like litigating.
Finnally a few tips for handling TM calls.
-1.Dont hang up.Hang ups are considered 'Not Interested' youll get called back in an few days. Dont hang up. Tell them clearly you like you name removed from the 3 lists i mentioned earlier.
-2.Dont Lie, just dont do it. Cruel brutal honesty will get you far better treatment then the most inoccent little lie. We know you're lieing. When you lie 'i dont have time right now' or 'nows a bad time' just to get them off the line and then explode when they call back later saying "YOU FUCKS ALLREADY CALLED ME ABOUT THIS, I DONT WANT IT" and slam the phone down, its a hang up, your gonna get called back at 8am on Saturday. GOOD MORNING MR. SMITH HOW ARE YOU DOING THIS PRE-DAWN WEEKEND!!!!
-3. Most ppl have callerID by now, and TMs are almost always an 800 or 888 number. DONT GIVE THE PHONE TO A CHILD TO ANSWER. Because youll get called back at 9pm(its legal) to wake the afore mentioned child up, and a good time for you too
-4 Never give out your phone numbers to financial instutions. I know most people think the bank need that number, but most banks can do e-mail/old mail for most communications. CreditCard companies and banks definatly WILL SELL your #, every last one. Put down a fake number or no phone. Checking the box that says "i dont want promotional offers" does NOTHING
-5 Finally if you want to **** with the caller, heres the best way. Ask questions about the offer. Good stuff sells its self, all TM offers are ****. It can be quite amusing to listen to the pitch fall apart as you ask specific and pointed questions about the product. Its universally known in the TM business that the more the person learns about the offer, the farther you are from a sale. We accually HOWL with laughter when we learn about new products. And cry a little on the inside because we know we can sell these turds, easily.
ps. welcome to the capitalist paradise of the USA. I'll be calling you soon...
6/18/2006 9:43am, #20
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- Clearfield, Utah
I gotta reply to this one. We only use cell phones in our home and we don't get telemarketing calls at all. I disagree with taters on one point, you do not have to listen to the call, when I had a land line, the best defense I used to a telemarketer was to simply hang up. Too many people feel bad and want to start explaining why they can't buy or talk etc.. Don't waste your time, if you hang up, you get no aggravation and the telemarketer can't be disciplined because they didn't even get a chance. I very rarely got telemarketed phone calls after that. Telemarketers, sorry I got your number.
Oh, I have also been through the AOLHell cancellation process, I had a lady that was extremely rude and kept putting us on hold as a slow torture, trying to get me to try it for another month. This is simply inexcusable, quite simply we don't have to put up with that crap, I frankly don't care if this is how someone pays their bills.