Everyone hates nuisance calls and they can be particularly annoying in your mobile or smartphone, now Ofcom is making its easier to block these calls.
Ofcom and the Telephone Preference Service have made if easier for you to add your mobile phone number to their database, this can now be done by sending a text.
To register, mobile customers simply text ‘TPS’, followed by their email address to the shortcode 78070. They will receive a text reply from the TPS confirming their number has been successfully added to its database.
Registrants should notice a gradual reduction in unsolicited sales and marketing voice calls after a few days, although it can take up to 28 days for the service to become fully effective.
A study commissioned by Ofcom and the Information Commissioner’s Office found people registered with the TPS saw a reduction in the monthly volume of live sales or marketing calls received of around a third (31%).
Unfortunately this wont stop those spam text messages just the nuisance calls, you can find out more details over at Ofcom at the link below.