Working from home, I sometimes feel like I’m not getting much done due to answering the door to the postman, taking deliveries for myself and occasionally for next door when they’re away. That’s fine, that’s my own fault for ordering things and generally being neighbourly. However, they say time is money and one thing that really gets on my nerves is phone calls.
Constantly answering cold calls was getting so irritating and taking up so much of the time I have to do my job, and hence make money, that I decided enough was enough. Off I went in search of doing something about it and it wasn’t long before I stumbled across this.
Call Protect is an opt-in service, available for free to all existing and new BT home landline customers – and it’s available now.
BT proactively scans for the worst-offending nuisance callers nationally, you can block certain types of caller and even set up your own blacklist of up to 100 numbers.
To activate the service, call 0800 389 1572 from your BT landline or sign up via BT’s Call Protect webpage. Once you sign up, it can take up to 24 hours for Call Protect to start working.
It took less than a minute to sort out on the phone (53 seconds!) and I’ve noticed a significant drop in the number of annoying calls. This will save me time, answering the phone, whilst keeping me distraction free in my office when I’m doing work. It will also stop that frustrating phone call about PPI that you get in the middle of your family tea time. It’s about time that someone did something about this and I’m glad to see that BT has set the ball rolling.