When A Telemarketer Calls Your Phone..

Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
What do you do when a telemarketer calls your phone?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
listen to what he/she has to say and may buy what they are selling
listen to what he/she has to say but very rarely will buy anything
KinkyKatieJames
1  (1%)
listen to what he/she has to say but never buy anything
Ciao. , mailroomorder , wicked weasel , jr2012 , tequilafish , Kiss , Jordan B , padmeamidala
8  (8%)
hang up the phone once you realize its a telemarketer
hillys , namelesschaos , QueenBitch , Gluesnffr , elli , Martiniman , Allstars316 , SourAppleMartini , Hummingbird , SMichelle , snowminx
11  (11%)
look at your caller id and realize its a telemarketer and dont pick up
bayosgirl , Kallina , joiedejouets , Chastity Darling , Badmew , Ryanne , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Cinnyree , wicked48 , dawnkye , funluvinmama , Lildrummrgurl7 , GONE! , Wicked Wahine , MK434 , Rokmai , The Vixen , Melan!e , Shera Adora , Vanille , edeneve , Syrus , U3H , Kitka , Sbmsvschoolgirl , LAndJ , Castielskitten , LoveX , .kaycat , JackRaiden , melissa1973 , gsfanatic , Gdom , gorgeous , joolie , treehugger , friendswithfangs , GirlOnGirl , KrissyNovacaine , XxFallenAngelxX , lovelyzombie , sweettartjellybean
42  (43%)
pick up the phone and give the telemarketer a hard time/say harsh words
tell the telemarketer never to call again and hang up
P'Gell , raffi , SydneyScreams , sunkissedJess , Feisty , Trysexual , sunflower , RonLee , Llewey
9  (9%)
I do some of the above equally
CutiePatootie , Adnerbmw , ZZ , Darling Jen , Petite Valentine , Basalt , Rossie , Red Vinyl Kitty , TransMarc , Cindi025 , alliegator , bratcat , Isola , TJtheMadHatter , mpfm
15  (15%)
I may do all of the above equally
lana-fantasy
1  (1%)
other
Allison.Wilder , spiced , FieryRed , Stagger13 , Gone (LD29) , pixi02 , leanright69 , peachmarie , Woman China , FlashFuchsia , leatherlover
11  (11%)
Total votes: 98
Poll is closed
04/15/2013
  • Add More Pleasure to Your Collection! Buy 1 Vibe, Get 1 FREE
  • Better Price Sale - Save 50%
  • Better Price Sale - Save 70%
  • Better Price Sale - Save 60%
  • Better Price - Save 40%
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
All promotions
Ciao. Ciao.
I will let them get out their initial talk but then politely decline and hang up the phone. I've never purchased anything from a telemarketer.
04/15/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
I'm so sorry, I somehow double posted this poll!! I asked admin to please erase this one!!
04/15/2013
P'Gell P'Gell
I often don't answer if it looks like a telemarketer. Otherwise, if it is a live person I tell them to NEVER call our house again. If I want to buy something, I'll find it myself.

My husband always says, "I'm busy right now." which then gives them an out to call again and again and again. If you tell them not to call and they do, it's actually against the law in many states.

What happened to the No Call list? I didn't have telemarketers call for years, and now they are.

It bugs the shit outta me.
04/15/2013
hillys hillys
hang up immediately
04/15/2013
Allison.Wilder Allison.Wilder
I don't answer any calls from any number I don't recognize so I'll never know!
04/15/2013
SydVicious SydVicious
I haven't had a telemarketer call me in a hot minute. lol
04/15/2013
ChubbyNerd ChubbyNerd
I either don't answer it or hangup when I realize who it is.
04/15/2013
namelesschaos namelesschaos
Once my family used to get a constant stream of calls till we got rid of landlines and just used cell phone. Occasionally a machine will still call but not often, the annoying thing is I get for reason I don't understand a lot of text message spam offering to buy used/junk cars.
04/15/2013
Kallina Kallina
I won't answer the phone if I don't recognize the number. Usually telemarketers call from 800 numbers, blocked numbers, or out of state numbers, so they are pretty easy to avoid.
04/15/2013
Darling Jen Darling Jen
I've done work as a cold-caller before. I wasn't selling something; I was asking for money for my school to people who were connected to it. But I was shocked at how horrible and threatening people felt comfortable being with me on the phone.

So I do know it's annoying to get those calls. But please don't curse or threaten violence or something like that. We actually don't mind if you hang up on us. Saves both of us energy, time, and frustration. Or you can even be funny and say "you have the wrong number" or something. Cause if we knew that the changes were zero, then we'll stop calling! No one actually LIKES this job so cut them some slack. They're just trying to pay bills and put food on the table.
04/15/2013
spiced spiced
Quote:
Originally posted by Darling Jen
I've done work as a cold-caller before. I wasn't selling something; I was asking for money for my school to people who were connected to it. But I was shocked at how horrible and threatening people felt comfortable being with me on the ... More
Yes!

Some of my friends have blocked IDs, and I get business calls all the time from people whose numbers I don't recognize, so I take the calls.

As soon as I realize it's a sales call, I POLITELY ask to be removed from their calling list and then end the call, usually with the same polite "have a nice day" kind of closing I use for any other call.

That person on the other end of the line is a regular human being who's working this job because they have bills to pay, just like the rest of us.
04/15/2013
Adnerbmw Adnerbmw
i cant stand tele marketers, luckily they r not as bad as i remember them being when i was a kid
04/15/2013
QueenBitch QueenBitch
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
What do you do when a telemarketer calls your phone?
Hang up
04/15/2013
joiedejouets joiedejouets
I usually look up the number online, and never answer.
04/15/2013
Chastity Darling Chastity Darling
If I answer, I try to be polite and let them know several times I am not interested then wish them a good day
04/15/2013
mailroomorder mailroomorder
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
What do you do when a telemarketer calls your phone?
I try to listen to what they have to say because I know how uncomfortable it can be to have that job and be hung up on.
04/15/2013
jr2012 jr2012
Quote:
Originally posted by Darling Jen
I've done work as a cold-caller before. I wasn't selling something; I was asking for money for my school to people who were connected to it. But I was shocked at how horrible and threatening people felt comfortable being with me on the ... More
I always think about the poor people who have to call...I'm sure no one is having fun doing it! And as a person who has also worked on the phone (not as a cold-caller though), I know how much it hurts when people are jerks when you're being polite and doing your job.

I usually listen to what they have to say, and then say no thanks. I hope that maybe that is a call they get audited for or something and can score a 100% with their bosses.
04/15/2013
Gluesnffr Gluesnffr
hang up the phone once you realize its a telemarketer
04/15/2013
raffi raffi
telemarketers are extremely annoying to me ... i get them calling for sales, donations .. all sorts of crap - and i'm registered on the do not call list. i give them one chance, then i store their number in my phone with a note of when they called. if they call back i report them for harassing me and calling when i asked them not to.

HOWEVER - even worse, are the fools brave enough to come to my door with nonsense. i have 3 pitbulls and 1 pit/rott mix, who although look very intimidating they are truly sweet babies. i point to the floor in front of me and tell them to "protect", they will line up and sit between me and the person. needless to say, they only come once.
04/15/2013
Kiss Kiss
I try to wait until I can get a word in and say "Thanks, but I can't buy anything right now." I then ask them not to call again, if they do.
04/15/2013
SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
I know it might be rude, but I hang up straight away.
04/15/2013
Ryanne Ryanne
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
What do you do when a telemarketer calls your phone?
Usually if its an 800# or a number not in my phone or I don't recognize it gets sent to voicemail
04/15/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I am on the do not call list but sometimes they do end up slipping through so I will go add my name back to the list. Then sometimes they piss me off and I will hang up on them after I have told them I am not interested a couple of times.
04/15/2013
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Quote:
Originally posted by SourAppleMartini
I know it might be rude, but I hang up straight away.
I don't think it's rude. It's one of the best ways for a call to end that you don't want to be involved in. Trust me, I preferred that when I had that job!
04/15/2013
ZZ ZZ
For the most part I don't answer.
04/15/2013
Cinnyree Cinnyree
i only answer the phone when the person is in my contacts
04/15/2013
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I often don't answer if it looks like a telemarketer. Otherwise, if it is a live person I tell them to NEVER call our house again. If I want to buy something, I'll find it myself.

My husband always says, "I'm busy right ... More
"What happened to the No Call list?"

THIS. The number of telemarketing calls has skyrocketed lately, and mentioning the do-not-call registry has had no effect on the blockheads. I really wish telephone companies would offer their customers a feature to prevent calls from certain numbers from connecting in the first place.
04/15/2013
elli elli
I hang up asap if I pick up.
04/16/2013
dawnkye dawnkye
Most often, I simply won't take the call if I don't recognize the number. I try not to give the telemarketer a hard time though. It seems like a tough job. At the same time, I will not put up with rude telemarketers. Don't call me and then be rude when I politely decline whatever you're hawking!
04/16/2013
Total posts: 102
Unique posters: 75