Effective Call Blocking Stops the Nuisance

We want to feel anticipation when the telephone rings. Obviously sometimes it brings bad news but generally the telephone has been an extremely positive contribution to life. Even if it has been bad news, at least it has been the quickest way to pass on information. Where it can be negative is if the call is a nuisance, something that we simply have no interest in.

Essential business aid

The telephone system is one of the main priorities of any company. It is essential to keep in touch with clients and suppliers even in these days of emails and mobile phones.  It is a tremendous communication tool, and as such, many companies have decided it is the best way to get in touch with people. It used to be the door to door salesman knocking on every door in a street selling everything from cleaning goods to encyclopaedias. Few people would be interested in a job like that these days and it seems easier to ring to talk to people; a list of numbers are used by workers in call centres who ring one number after another on behalf of a particular company.

Cold calling

The calls are completely unsolicited and many people regard them as intrusive. One of the most recent concerns are calls to households offering services to handle insurance mis-selling; it has become a huge issue. Lloyds Banking Group is now providing almost £10bn to compensate for its staff incorrectly selling PPI, insurance protection taken in parallel with financial loans of every type. This is the largest provision of any UK Bank, and given it is one third state-owned, it needs to act.

The problem is that companies are exploiting the issue to cold call offering to handle a claim, in return for a good commission of course. It doesn’t have to be a nuisance for households that decide to take control of the calls they can receive. The site http://www.grouputilities.com/ explains one of the best methods of filtering out calls that are unwanted. The basic principle is that only numbers that are specifically registered with the number receiving the call will be accepted. All others will be blocked, pending approval, or blocked completely.


There is a variety of things that can be done. If you are ex directory then you are unlikely to be on call centre phone lists. However, there are more effective ways of getting rid of the vast majority of unwanted calls and that is surely preferable?

If you get in from work after a long day, you are probably keen to simply relax. The favourite time that cold callers use is just around that time. They are likely to find someone at home before you go out for the evening. It is so much better when if the phone rings at this time, you can be sure that it is a friend or member of the family, and not a potential nuisance caller.

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A true Comparison of AUS/UK and USA broadband speeds!

National Broadband Network’s planned move to connect more than 93% of Australian homes to the National Fibre network is a sure game changer in the way Aussies access the Internet.

With broadband speeds of up to 100 Mbps, it is indisputable that Australia will soon be among the top world countries with the fastest Internet speeds. At such great speeds, it will precisely take you less than a quarter of the time you normally take to upload files, pictures or videos to do the same task. What’s more, NBN plans to utilise appropriate technologies to ensure that every home is connected.

Where fibre cables cannot be used, they will use fixed wireless or satellite connections.

USA broadband speed

Compared to other world leaders in technology such as USA and UK, the 100 Mbps fibre network is set to place Australia in a very competitive position at a critical time when almost every country’s economy is Internet dependent.

USA was ranked the eighth country out of 55, according to a survey made in 2013, with average connection speeds of 8.7 Mbits/s, seven places adrift the first ranked South Korea whose average broadband connection speed stood at 13.3 Mbit/s.

IN the USA, however, companies such as AT&T have the ability to offer high broadband connection speeds of up to 1GB/s.

UK broadband speed

In the United Kingdom, the broadband Internet access which was initially provided by many telecommunication and regional cable television companies is now available to over half of the homes. Development of Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) technology which made it possible for broadband Internet to be delivered via the traditional copper cables accelerated spread of broadband in UK. Most Internet Service Providers in UK use coaxial cables to deliver Internet to homes of residents with broadband speeds of up to 120 Mbps. This means that UK, though well developed, will not be far away from Australia in terms of broadband connection speed once the NBN fibre network is successfully rolled out.





That said, if NBN make good their pledges and successfully roll out the fibre network, Australia will be among the pace setters in terms of Internet accessibility. This is true since NBN intends to leave nothing to chance; even homes that do not fall within the fibre footprint will still be connected to the fixed wireless and satellite technology. It now just remains a matter of time before the game is fully changed. To find out more about the NBN roll out visit iiNet’s NBN portal.

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