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Cold calls : comments.
at 05:58pm on 10/04/2017
We don't use phones much at all. We both have a mobile phone, but at about 17 years old in my case, and not vastly better in Martin's, and mostly switched off, they're there for emergencies more than anything else, eg a car breakdown or similar.
We kept our house phone, and are still with BT at the mo. Telephone Preference Sevice is next to useless in my experience, but we're finding the new BT CallProtect service (free for their customers) superb at blocking stupid calls. It was only introduced recently, and has already made things vastly better for us in just a couple of weeks. I know this doesn't help your problem ...
We usually order food online too, but delivery people sometimes need to call us for directions to our house. And they do that on our home number.
But yes, we are very much a no phone use household ;)
The seldom used "Phone" app
at 10:27pm on 17/04/2017
There are certainly few apps on my iPhone which I use less frequently than the Phone one - particularly now I've found how to silence anonymous and unknown callers ...
I've never liked the idea of going mobile-only, though. Partly because of the ripoff prices for calls to mobiles (though that's finally being phased out now), partly the impression of ephemerality it seems to give, particularly for a business (who'd trust a business which only gave a mobile number?)