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    You can now sign up your mobile for the TPS for free

    Sick of PPI and other nuisance calls on your mobile? I'm getting about one or two a day now and am getting royally brassed off with it.
    Never fear though. you can now register your mobile number on the Telephone Preference Service for free! It take 28 days for your number to get fully submitted, but if you are like me then it may provide some relief to you.

    TPS

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    Banging! just added my mobile...

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    They never actually checked what sort of number was going onto the lists when people submitted them. My mobile number has been listed on the TPS list for over 18 months.

    Disclaimer: I work in a call centre and have the TPS database to hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post

    Disclaimer: I work in a call centre and have the TPS database to hand.
    @Geoff has your numbers now !! lol

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    You can also forward spam text messages to your network on number 7726 and they can do something about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    You can also forward spam text messages to your network on number 7726 and they can do something about it.
    Though many fones don't forward the origin number with a forwarded text due to lack of space

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    Though many fones don't forward the origin number with a forwarded text due to lack of space
    If you copy and paste the text and include the original number at the top you will be ok.

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    This isn't new? I've had my mobile registered for ages. Still get the PPI messages and report them on the ICO website without fail

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    This isn't new?
    You're right. It isn't new at all.

    Is @Dos_Box getting confused between TPS for mobiles and the TPS website designed specifically for mobiles?

    I thought the website for the Mobile Preference Service was mobileprefs.co.uk?

    Last edited by Arthur; 1st March 2013 at 06:28 PM.

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    I may be being dumb, but what does TPS actually do? As in does it screen calls, or is it more just a companies are supposed to follow rules kind of list? Yet can ignore if they want?

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    This isn't new? I've had my mobile registered for ages. Still get the PPI messages and report them on the ICO website without fail
    TPS doesn't apply yo test messages.

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    Stuff TPS doesn't cover you for but you can report to someone:

    Silent calls -> OFCOM
    Automated Voice Messages (robocalls) -> ICO
    Overseas telesales -> If the parent company has a UK presence TPS, Otherwise ICO.
    'marketing research' calls -> Market Research Society (if the caller is a member otherwise you're out of luck, hello loophole! *cough*)
    SMS Messages -> Without your consent, ICO.
    Text Alerts (SMS to a land line) -> Talk to your phone provider.

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