TALKCalgary - Forums Home 
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register

You are viewing in limited guest access mode only. For full access please login or register

Telemarketers !
 Moderated by: Admin
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
 Rate Topic 
AuthorPost
 Posted: Sat Jun 24th, 2006 05:20 pm
  PMQuoteReply
1st Post
TALKCalgary



Joined TALKCalgary: Thu May 18th, 2006
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Posts: 31
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Ok I'm going to start this one off myself by asking why the Calgary Herald or to be more preicise the lowlife Vancover based telemarketing firm they use insist on calling me twice a month in an attempt to get me to subscribe to that oversized advertising rag they they pass off as a newspaper ?

Despite freqent requests to be taken off their call list, these halfwits simply won't take no for an answer.

When will companies realise that while telemarketing may work, the annoyance it creates leads to resentment, and this far out weighs any short term gains.

Back To Top


 Posted: Sun Jun 25th, 2006 03:31 am
  PMQuoteReply
2nd Post
Puck

 

Joined TALKCalgary: Tue Apr 25th, 2006
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Posts: 59
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
No kidding. When it comes to pissing people off the Calgary Herald are in a class of their own! I have stopped buying it as a matter of principle. Every dam week I get calls from the Herald. They can go to hell as far as I am concerned.

Back To Top


 Posted: Sat Oct 7th, 2006 03:24 pm
  PMQuoteReply
3rd Post
trailmix



Joined TALKCalgary: Sun Aug 20th, 2006
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Posts: 208
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Even better, how about Banks?  I don't know if ALL banks do this, however the TD is notorious.

I deposit my money in your bank, I pay a fee.  You don't have to call me 5 days/nights in a row to offer me insurance or an overdraft or a line of credit.

TD called EVERY day last week, I knew it was them and I knew it was for my Husband (you can spot them by the Ontario phone number).  I finally had my Son answer the phone (why do they call during the day?  we have good credit because we WORK!).

An offer for a line of credit.  I have tried answering and telling them, don't call back, just don't call at all - finally I got someone to agree - but of course, they called back.

Funny how the more money you get in the bank the nicer the bank becomes, even though we are paying that same stupid fee.

 

Back To Top


 Posted: Tue Oct 10th, 2006 05:06 am
  PMQuoteReply
4th Post
Cutter



Joined TALKCalgary: Wed Apr 26th, 2006
Location: Alberta Canada
Posts: 145
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Add to that HSBC and all the retail outlets they own. And how about Shaw Cable? After letting them hook us up for internet we got hounded to take their TV service. Now it's their overpriced VOIP service. To tell you the truth we are thinking of telling them to take the lot back!

And don't forget Realtors. Those guys take the biscuit. Imagine phoning to ask if they can sell your house! It's like the CHR phoning to ask would you like to sell your liver. No you dorks I'm still using it!

Back To Top


 Posted: Wed May 30th, 2007 11:08 am
  PMQuoteReply
5th Post
OutWest

 

Joined TALKCalgary: Wed Apr 18th, 2007
Location:  
Posts: 253
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
I just hang up on them without a word. Easy

Back To Top


 Posted: Fri Apr 11th, 2008 12:09 am
  PMQuoteReply
6th Post
TrippyLongstocking

 

Joined TALKCalgary: Thu Apr 10th, 2008
Location:  
Posts: 8
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
People there is a simple way to get rid of telemarketers:)

Tell them to remove your name from all of their lists and remind them that legally they have to remove it.

Make sure you get their name or even better talk to a supervisor.

I worked in one of these evil companies for far too long...:shock:

 

Back To Top


 Posted: Wed Oct 1st, 2008 06:10 pm
  PMQuoteReply
7th Post
meemo



Joined TALKCalgary: Tue Feb 6th, 2007
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Posts: 106
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Your solution....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5z4Vs26-TI

Perhaps not quite so elaborate, but you get the idea :P

Back To Top


 Posted: Mon Dec 15th, 2008 05:03 am
  PMQuoteReply
8th Post
the g

 

Joined TALKCalgary: Sun Dec 14th, 2008
Location:  
Posts: 2
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Telus...back in the day..trained us to call the elderly, and force services and products on to their accounts without their consent.

they know that most people don't scrutinize their bills and just pay it

and they paid reasonably well for us to do it.

Call up mr old guy...hey...you now have call display! free for 30 days!

old guy - i dont want it

me - then call us back in 30 days to cancel

old guy - cancel now plz

me - *hangs up, takes commission*

Back To Top


 Posted: Tue Feb 10th, 2009 08:17 pm
  PMQuoteReply
9th Post
Lydyzze

 

Joined TALKCalgary: Tue Feb 10th, 2009
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Posts: 1
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Easy guide to get rid off them:


1. Use a husky, dirty phone sex voice but ask normal questions about the proposed offer. “Is it a low interest rate? mmmmm…I like low interest rates…really low…”


2. In an outrageously excited tone: “Thank god you called!!!” Explain that an online psychic told you that your future lover would randomly call disguised as an asshole.


3. Say you are hard of hearing and see how loud they will shout into the phone.


4. Allow the telemarketer to fully explain his offer. When he is finished explain that his company hired you to randomly spot check telemarketers on their performance. Tell him that he did a good job overall, but that he is a bit monotone and needs to fluctuate his tone of voice more to sound convincing. He also should pause longer between sentences, and more clearly pronounce the letter “s”. Tell him you won’t report him if he repeats his speech to you with the appropriate corrections. Repeat.


5. Be incredibly polite as they explain their offer, but make farting noises once in a while and ask whether there is something wrong with the connection.


6. In an annoyed tone cut the telemarketer off mid sentence : “Dan, stop screwing around…we have to get rid of this body fast, did you find a chainsaw or not?”


7. “Congratulations! You’re the 100th caller on the (insert local radio station) Sweet Vacation Giveaway Blast Marathon. You’ve just won a pair of tickets to Negril, Jamaica and the use of Sean Paul’s celebrity vacation house.” Take down her address and send her all of your L. L. Bean catalogues for the rest of your life...after you use them as liner for your cat’s litter box.


8. Flirt.


9. Keep repeating, “I knew you were going to say that…”


10. Stutter on a syllable of an obvious word in a sentence… see how long it takes before he completes the phrase. When he does, get upset, and say “That really hurts my fee…fee… fee… fee…feel…fee… fee… fee…” ad infinitum.


11. Pee on the phone while he’s talking.


12. Mid pitch, stop him and complement him on his wonderful voice. Explain that you are a voiceover scout and might have a breakthrough commercial job for him. Ask if he wouldn’t mind doing a quick test. Ask him to say in a deep husky voice “May cause dizziness, diarrhea, vomiting and shortness of breath. A small number of participants in a recent clinical trial experienced weight loss, irregular clotting, abnormally frequent and/or painful urination and hair loss. Results may vary”


13. Ask how much it would take to get him to stop working as a telemarketer. Start at $1000. Say you are dead serious.


14. Ask if he will be your friend if you sign up.


15. Tie obscure facts about Barbara Streisand to everything thing he says,, “2.3% interest rate? oh my…did you know Barbara was 23 when she filmed Funny Girl…”


16. Every few minutes repeat, “You’re going to have to bear with me, I have a slight short term memory loss problem…who is this again?”


17. “Oh my god, I used to have your job…does Bob still work there (repeat names until you find a match)…which building are you in?” Escalate coincidence until you both realize that you sat in the same chair. Explain that you had to quit work when your genitals mysteriously vanished.


18. Regardless of the offer tell him you’ll take 7. If he asks what you mean say he drives a hard bargain and you’ll take 9, but that’s as far as you’ll go.


19. Every half-minute ask him to hold and pretend to scream at your invalid mother. “You want to use the bathroom??? Well stop whining and get up out of the wheelchair for a change. You just sit there and think about that for a while, mother. Can’t you see I’m on the damn phone?”


20. Forgive him. Tell him you did. Over and over again, until he hangs up. Then secretly take it back.

Back To Top


 Posted: Tue Aug 11th, 2009 11:19 am
  PMQuoteReply
10th Post
spikeinin

 

Joined TALKCalgary: Tue Aug 11th, 2009
Location:  
Posts: 1
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
After letting them hook us up for internet we got hounded to take their TV service.  Now it's their overpriced VOIP service. so that is great...

____________________
Call center software

Last edited on Tue Aug 11th, 2009 11:20 am by spikeinin

Back To Top


Current time is 11:39 pm

Top



UltraBB 1.17 Copyright © 2007-2008 Data 1 Systems
Page processed in 0.2534 seconds (64% database + 36% PHP). 27 queries executed.