13 June 2008

Nuisance Silent Calls - 01254277054

Once or twice a day for the past few days I've been getting calls from 01254277054 that hang up as soon as I answer. When I called back I just got music so hung up.

I Googled the number and discovered that apparently quite a few people have been having the same problem. Apparently it's a company called GM Connect who are trying to sell new mobile phones to people. The number they're calling me on is one I've only had for about 8 months and don't give out other than to family members and close friends. The number I normally give out is for my Orange phone which is my main number. This number is on 3 and I only have it because my sister and one of my friends switched to 3 and the cost of calling them from Orange (indeed any network other than 3) is huge, my Orange phone bill more than doubled, and I worked out it would be cheaper to get a phone on 3 just to call them on than to pay for the calls on Orange. My 3 phone bill is about £15 a month but has saved me about £25 a month on my Orange bill. Plus the phone is a Skype phone so I can now call people for free on Skype without needing to boot up my PC.

A while back John Hemming MP was campaigning against silent calls (where a call centre uses an autodialer to call you but when you answer there's no agent to take the call). I wonder if he'd be interested in this?

7 comments:

Paul said...

I am having the same problem with this company, I am now starting to get really iritated! it has now been happening atleast once a day for the last 2 weeks! If anyone can find a number i can contact them on to give them hell then please let me know!

john said...

Your simplest solution is to put your mobile on TPS.

Stephen Booth said...

John,

sorry for the delay in responding. That number (as with all my phone numbers) has been registered since I got it.

Stephen

Daniel said...

it would appear this happens to three customers please see:
http://gmconnect.co.uk/gmltd/

i hope this helps

john said...

Then report them to the appropriate body (which used to be Ofcom, but is probably now the ICO).

admin said...

Regarding 01254 277054 phone number:

Call Ofcom (020 7981 3040) to report that you are getting repeated silent calls from this company:

GM Connect (Director, Company Secretary, is: Omar Qamar)
6 Chatsworth Close
Blackburn, BB1 8QH
Lancashire County
United Kingdom

Please leave this message in place for others to see, or copy and paste it into your new message, thanks !

PS, These 01254 220754 calls are very annoying, but the good new is they are not scamming money from your mobile, and reporting to Ofcom will solve the problem, so just ignore the calls.

admin said...

Regarding 01254 277054 phone number:

Call Ofcom (020 7981 3040)to report that you are getting repeated silent calls from this company:

GM Connect (Director, Company Secretary, is: Omar Qamar)
6 Chatsworth Close
Blackburn, BB1 8QH
Lancashire County
United Kingdom

Please leave this message in place for others to see, or copy and paste it into your new message, thanks !

PS, These 01254 220754 calls are very annoying, but the good new is they are not scamming money from your mobile, and reporting to Ofcom will solve the problem, so just ignore the calls.