Send One Free Text to Opt Out of Nuisance Calls to Your Mobile

TPS for mobilesMillions of mobile phone users can now send a free text message to opt out of unsolicited sales and marketing calls under a new campaign by telecoms watchdogs to end the practice.

The text-to-register service, designed by Ofcom, which regulates phone companies, lets people add their numbers to the UK’s official do not call database, which makes it illegal for companies to phone them without being given prior permission.

Once mobile phone users sign up they 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.

The service, known as the Telephone Preference Service (TPS), is already used by 18.5 million (85%) landline users, but only 2.9 million (3%) of mobile users are signed up, Ofcom said.

To sign up, text TPS followed by your email address to 78070.

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