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Is it okay to unplug my phone?

vikixc
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Is it okay to unplug my phone?

I have had it 2 days and the cold calling has started -.- So is it okay to unplug it?
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Oldjim
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Re: Is it okay to unplug my phone?

yes
vikixc
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Re: Is it okay to unplug my phone?

Excellent. I don't use it for anything anyway
daveplus
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Re: Is it okay to unplug my phone?

In case you ever need your landline phone, you could register with:
http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/index.html
and also go ex-directory.
Oldjim
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Re: Is it okay to unplug my phone?

and that has absolutely no effect (tps that is)
jelv
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Re: Is it okay to unplug my phone?

Keep hold of the handset - if you ever have problems with the broadband you may need to plug it in to check if the phone is working OK.
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vikixc
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Re: Is it okay to unplug my phone?

I triedto register with tps but it says my number is already registered  Shocked
I will leave it unplugged Wink
daveplus
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Re: Is it okay to unplug my phone?

Quote from: Oldjim
and that has absolutely no effect (tps that is)

Well, it cut my unwanted calls substantially.
Oldjim
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Re: Is it okay to unplug my phone?

I still get loads and I have had it for ages
Used to be - free insulation
Then PPP claims
and of course all the ones from Microsoft and International Unavailable
oldbaldeagle
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Re: Is it okay to unplug my phone?

Its also worth opting out of the 'Open' electoral register - https://www.gov.uk/electoral-register/opt-out-of-the-open-register
jab1
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Re: Is it okay to unplug my phone?

I used to get shed-loads of unwanted calls, but after ignoring any call where I didn't recognise the number (or it was unavailable/witheld), the incidence has dropped to 3 or 4 a week. Don't know if that's the reason, but I am happy.  Smiley
As a side-note, my 2 mobile numbers have had about half-a-dozen spam calls/texts between them, and I've had my Vodafone number for longer than I care to remember.
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