PDA

View Full Version : Annoying Withheld number calling



Helpurgent
15-07-2009, 06:35 PM
I have a number that has been calling me just about every day between 1:30 and 5:30 pm for the past month and when i answer i just hear a dialing noise and nothing else so i hang up, what should do?
The number is Withheld? what the ** is that?

wainuitech
15-07-2009, 06:48 PM
Basically number withheld means they have caller display is turned off, so their number cant be seen.

Telecom Explains it (http://www.telecom.co.nz/numberwithhold) " i just hear a dialing noise" -- That almost sounds like an auto dial.

Helpurgent
15-07-2009, 07:01 PM
anyone know how i can block it, or trace the number

R2x1
15-07-2009, 07:03 PM
Is someone trying to send you a fax?

Helpurgent
15-07-2009, 07:07 PM
No

pine-o-cleen
15-07-2009, 07:12 PM
anyone know how i can block it, or trace the number

Here:

http://www.telecom.co.nz/content/0,8748,138-1084,00.html

Helpurgent
15-07-2009, 07:24 PM
I forgot to say its a mobile, vodafone

Blam
15-07-2009, 07:25 PM
Ring up Vodafone then..

plod
15-07-2009, 07:33 PM
I don't answer any phone calls where the number is being with held. People that I know that want to contact me know this. Do you owe money to a finance company?

Helpurgent
15-07-2009, 07:35 PM
Hey I'm 14 years of age, i havent borrowed any money off a finance company

nofam
15-07-2009, 07:56 PM
I have a number that has been calling me just about every day between 1:30 and 5:30 pm for the past month and when i answer i just hear a dialing noise and nothing else so i hang up, what should do?
The number is Withheld? what the ** is that?

This is a computer-based switching system that dials a sales rep if you answer. Saves the lovely call-centre vultures from having to dial heaps of numbers and get a lot of no-answers.

I seem to get them on my land line a lot lately. Makes sense that sales people are getting more intrusive in the current economic climate.

Just don't answer. They'll leave a message if it's legit.

R2x1
15-07-2009, 08:31 PM
Only extremely tolerant and forgiving people give a "no" answer. We vary between "Please hold", Could you repeat that please?", "One moment while I connect you to the Swahili speaker" and messages that are a bit less helpful.

Ofthesea
15-07-2009, 08:52 PM
If its a mobile then answer it as it won't cost you anything assuming you don't have an 0800 number. Leave it answered for as long as you can. It will consume their credit pretty quickly and then they won't be able to afford call you again ever !!

beeswax34
15-07-2009, 09:11 PM
Hey I'm 14 years of age, i havent borrowed any money off a finance company

Age has nothing to do with it. Last year in NZ, a 16 year old was declared bankrupt.

johcar
15-07-2009, 09:26 PM
I don't answer any phone calls where the number is being with held. People that I know that want to contact me know this. Do you owe money to a finance company?

x2

PCT Joe
15-07-2009, 09:37 PM
Call netsafe?!? or do you need there number for that?!?

EDIT: Netsafes number is 0508 netsafe