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Old 12th August 2007, 12:02   #31
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[FONT=Arial] 10 ways to stop those credit card sales, idea/hutch/airtel, insurance calls
etc ....really hilarious... (no offences PLz) :

1. After the telemarketer finishes speaking, ask him/her to marry you.


2. Tell the telemarketer you are busy at the moment, and ask him/her, if
he/she will give you his/her home phone number so you can call him/her
back.


3. Ask them to repeat everything they say, several times.


4. Tell them it is dinner time, BUT ask if they would please hold. Put them
on your speaker phone while you continue to eat at your leisure. Smack your
food loudly and continue with your dinner conversation.


5. Tell them that all business goes through your agent, and hand the phone
to your five year old child.


6. Tell them you are hard of hearing and that they need to speak up....
louder...louder...louder!


7. Tell them to speak very slowly because you want to write every word
down.


8. If they start out with, "How are you today?", say "I'm so glad you
asked, because no one these days seems to care, and I have all these
problems............."


9. Cry out in surprise, "Helen, is that you? I've been hoping you'd call!
How is the family?" When they insist they are not Helen, tell them to stop
joking. This works especially well if the telemarketer is really MALE.


10. Tell the ICICI call center guy to call on your Office number.- and give
him the HSBC
call center number.[/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3] [/SIZE][/FONT]
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gopz, those are awesome.

this should also be in official joke thread.
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Old 12th August 2007, 13:21   #33
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Once I had this funny experience.

Bank: Good morning sir. I am calling from ICxxx Bank
Me: If you are calling me for credit card, insurance, home loan, personal loan please do not call me again
Bank: What about vehicle loan sir?
Me: LOL
Bank: LOL

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Old 12th August 2007, 13:37   #34
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this is a masterpiece in terms of curbing telemarketers .... enjoy!
warning. dongs.

p.s. u need to turn up your volumes
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Nice ones Gopz. How many have you actually tried? Would love to know your experience....
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Nice ones Gopz. How many have you actually tried? Would love to know your experience....
Ha ha not yet tried any yet will try it out and post my experiences
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this is a masterpiece in terms of curbing telemarketers .... enjoy!
warning. dongs.

p.s. u need to turn up your volumes
Same stuff on YouTube:
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Say you are very interested and immediately keep them on hold.
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Very interesting tactics. I wonder if there is any mobile user who has not received atleast 1 call a month from either a bank or an insurance company or a mobile operator for promotion. I received above a dozen calls from credit card people in the previous month (apart from being chased by ICxxx guys in the bigbazar floors throughout April - July period).

I myself worked in a credit card division for a short while 10 years back. Its shocking to realise the difference of marketing then and now. Calling a stranger without proper reference was out of question as meeting a potential client with proper appointment, reconfirmation and that too with lot of references. Also banks used to have lot of restrictions on eligibility for a credit card. Even a decently salaried employ of a branded company would not go through the eligibility criteria if the designation was not listed by the banks. From that kind of restrictions and filtering environment, now its like any beggar can get a credit card without much effort. Eligible heads carry more than 3 or 4 cards in their wallets. Still they are hunted down by marketing staff.

A mild comparision of 1997 and 2007 in the tele-marketing field:

1997:
Bank: Good morning Sir ! How are you today ?
Me: I am fine, who is this ?
Bank: Sir this is XXXX calling on behalf of XXX Bank, with a reference from your close friend/associate Mr.XXX. He had told me you would be very much interested in our XXXX
Me: Oh I see, has he taken one ?
Bank: Yes sir, he is already using it.
Me: Good, I will check it with him, meanwhile you call me tomorow for a meeting.
Bank: Thank you sir, have a great day !

2007:
Bank: Hello Sir, I am XXX from XXX bank, we have 5 products, 1. Credit cards, 2. home loans, 3. auto loans, 4. Personal loans and 5. education loans. Which one would you like to apply sir ?
Me: What the hell !! where you got my number from ?
Bank: Sir you had shopped at XXX place and your coupon number got into our lucky draw and you are eligible for any of our products. You can come to our bank for a detailed presentation with your family today at 5pm or tomorow 10am. Shall I book your seats sir ?
Me: What the ........!!!! I am not in India since last 5 years and you are telling me I shopped here and you got my coupon number selected ?? You are talking to the wrong person. Whom do you want ?
Bank: Is it not Mr.XXXX sir ?
Me: No
Bank: still no problem sir, you can give me your official name, I will book the seats for your meeting.
Me: (alredy tired and fed up) THANK YOU ! (hang up)

Recently I started getting calls from one of the mobile operators forcing me to have 3 numbers, 2 for the family (numbers which I already have), 1 for business and long distance calls (new number). Eventually I will be carrying 3 handsets with different operators (not to mention ending up paying a huge mobile bill every month even without using) if I oblige to the calls.

Time is not far to see every citizen having 3 mobile handsets, 2 cars, minimum 2 bikes, 2 houses/flats, 2 jobs, minimum 2 cities on a regular travel and lot more things in multiples. India might think of filling lot of sea shore area to be part of useful land, where citizens can expand their developments. Dubai is already doing it since many years (eg. palm group etc.) so why not India ?

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Old 17th August 2007, 18:59   #40
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In chennai, the government is going to bring a "Do not disturb registration" where any telemarketing company should register their names. If we do not want to be disturbed we have to update our phone number in the directory so that we will not be called. Even if the company tries to call us they will be fined Rs. 50 for every call. Good idea.
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