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Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Phil Allison, May 4, 2007.

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  1. Mr T. = 1; Phil = 0

    Easy to see why Phil lost that round. He lost the plot as well.
  2. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "The Rutmaniac Fucking IDIOT"

    * Run of out school dunnies to troll tonight ?

    Cops got your dump on watch - maybe ?

    ........ Phil
  3. Here we go AGAIN.
    Philthy's argument goes to the dogs, so as predictable as usual he
    instigates the bullshit and abuse tactics.
    Face it Phil, you've lost this round with more than one person.
    Why don't you quit before you bust you're pooper valve? :p
    Better still, go zap yourself on those dud Quads. Just might zap some sense
    into you - if that's at all possible. :-(
  4. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "The Rutmaniac Fucking IDIOT"

    ** What an evil, criminal oxygen thief is Alan Rutlidge.

    An ex Telstra puke, faggot and grossly autistic cretin.

    A genetic moron, from birth.

    ....... Phil
  5. FFS Phil, please try a bit harder. Is this the best you can do?
    Your constant repeats are like D grade movie re-runs - boring as bat shit.
  6. Week as piss Philthy.
    If there is one thing one can be sure of you don't have the guts to carry
    out any of your idle threats.
    Like Quad ESLs you lack the balls where it counts. You're just all squeak
    and sizzle, and frankly not much of that either. Pathetic really.....
  7. Can't remember if it was the Age or 3LO radio news
    that said this was the expected uptake (that had
    presumably been used for scaling decisions in the
    web infrastructure). It was obviously wrong anyhow :)
  8. Kevin Martin

    Kevin Martin Guest

    You already do if you have your home/business number set to divert to
    your mobile. Tell us something that we don't already know each time the
    bill arrives.


    Kevin Martin

    To reply - delete what is "not required" (Abbrev) from my address.
  9. Bob Parker

    Bob Parker Guest

    I dunno how everyone else is going, but my experience is that
    companies like Telstra & banks etc seem to have the attitude that now
    that they alone are allowed to call people, they can do as much
    high-pressure telemarketing of products to their existing customers as
    they like.
    The only difference is that their calling numbers aren't blocked.
    I'm getting really sick of them.

  10. Bob Parker

    Bob Parker Guest

    Funny you should say that, Don! I just got off the phone from
    Westpac trying to sell me insurance too. That was what prompted my post.
    I've just e-mailed them and Telstra telling them to take me off all
    their phone & e-mail telemarketing lists.

  11. Mr.T

    Mr.T Guest


  12. James

    James Guest

    I got the Westpac Life insurance phone call about 6 months ago and I wasn't
    rude about it, I just kept asking questions about different premiums vs.
    coverage and "what if" scenarios before i told her I wasn't interested, they
    haven't called back. I think the clincher was asking lots of questions about
    the cooling off period for suicide. I was home by myself that evening and
    was doing little else, and the way I see it i did someone else a good deed
    by limiting the number of calls she made that night :)

  13. Bob Parker

    Bob Parker Guest

    Actually under the new regulations, companies have to be very
    careful with telemarketing calls to their own customers. I found this
    out after our discussion yesterday.
    Have a look at this document from the ACMA:
    The most relevant part is....

    Withdrawing consent
    If you are receiving telemarketing calls from a business with which you
    have an existing relationship, and you do not wish to continue receiving
    these calls, you should contact the business to request that it remove
    you from its marketing list.
    If you continue to receive telemarketing calls from the business after
    you have withdrawn your consent, you can lodge a complaint by calling
    the Do Not Call Register on 1300 792 958 or by visiting the register’s
    website at

  14. AJ

    AJ Guest

    I agree, ever since I have registered on this list I have received more Spam
    calls than ever..... Frustrating


  15. kreed

    kreed Guest

    It doesnt seem to stop the indian "telephone/mobile plan" spam calls,
    but has slowed them.
  16. Bob Parker

    Bob Parker Guest

    It was a relief to find that info on the ACMA website. Now all we
    have to do is tell these parasites that we do *not* consent to receiving
    their telemarketing calls, and if they do it again they're acting
    outside the law and we'll lodge a complaint to ACMA.
    I'll let you know if I have any success...

  17. Bob Parker

    Bob Parker Guest

    Telstra responded positively to my e-mail requesting removal from
    their telemarketing lists. They asked for a few identifying details and
    said it would be acted on.
    Westpac replied and said they're following up my complaint/request.
    They're the main offenders ... it'll be interesting to see what happens.
    In the meantime, I'll see if I can suggest to some of the current
    affairs TV shows that they publicize the fact that people don't have to
    put up with telemarketing calls from companies they're customers of.

  18. Terryc

    Terryc Guest

    If the call starts
    "We'd like tothank you for being a Telstra customer......."
    Just say "thank you" and hang up.

    Only took a few calls before the droids stopped,
    but I do not have MOB, which I understand they are spruiking atm.
  19. Bob Parker

    Bob Parker Guest

    Update.... I just got this as part of a reply from Westpac:

    "I refer to your concern raised with the bank regarding you receiving
    calls from Westpac.

    Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience this matter has caused
    and thank you for taking the time to address your concerns with us.

    I have tried to contact you on the telephone number provided without

    I have taken your name off our marketing lists. However, some of our
    lists are made up in advance and this may lead to you receiving further
    calls over the next couple of weeks. Again I sincerely apologise if
    this should happen.

    The ACMA's telephone Do Not Call Registry does not include banks or

    Even the telemarketing banks don't seem to know that the ACMA rules
    apply to them too. I might just phone this person and enlighten her.

  20. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "Bob Parker"

    ** Hang on a mo - what the email says is basically correct.

    Banks ( and many other similar businesses ) are not required to "wash" the
    telephone phone numbers of their OWN customers with the DNCR before
    phoning them.

    Westpac must however respect your SPECIFIC request for no more product
    marketing calls.

    Westpac can still phone you anytime they like about other matters relating
    to your account/s with them.

    ........ Phil
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