Controlling your phone line the Telecom Era requires three things; desire, information, and action. These are the tools necessary for consumers to enjoy freedom from the invasion of their privacy through incoming undesired phone calls from sales interests, charity requests for donations, and political party requests for financial support.
Desire to Control
People are happy and secure to the extent they have privilege to control their lives, events, and conditions. People who desire to enjoy the privilege of their off work time, mealtime, and private spiritual time have no desire to have their freedom and privacy invaded by telemarketers.
These are off limits time for which telemarketing systems, not their employees, have no respect. Employees work these jobs because of few to no options or embracing the necessity to work more than one job to make ends meet and survive.
To ward off impersonal invaders who care only for their interests, consumer information is necessary. Begin by doing two things with your home land lines. First, register your number with the do not call list. Register here.
Second, have your number UNLISTED. Your service provider can accomplish for you. There will likely be a small fee.
Take further action by making a record of all individuals and institutions you share your number. Next, make sure your service provider provides access to voice mail. You never have to answer your phone if you do not want. Being a slave to the ringing of one’s phone is unnecessary with voice mail support.
On your voice mail message, indicate you accept no calls from anyone you have not personally shared your number. Invite all callers who you have provided your number to politely leave a message with best call back times.
Check your voice mail at scheduled times and return calls at the time you choose. This approach keeps control exactly where it should be, with you.
This will take the stress away from your relationship with your phone. One final thing is worthy of consideration. Use a cell phone for all your calls maintaining a home line for local use when necessary.
Your phone like your home is yours. Use it as you desire without the stressful invasion of unknown others and their interests. You can control your phone in the Telecom Era.