How many Volkswagens have you won since you’ve lived in Buenos Aires?
If you’ve been in Buenos Aires for any length of time and have a home phone, you probably have received automated messages saying you’ve won quite a few.
Unsolicited telemarketing calls come from car dealerships, banks, political parties conducting surveys, and even Jehovah Witnesses targeting gringos for conversion.
Now thanks to the enormously useful city help line, 147, you can put a stop to ‘robocalls’ at your home in Buenos Aires just a couple of minutes.
Instructions to get onto the Buenos Aires ‘No Call’ Registry
• You can do it in seconds online, by entering your phone number on the ‘No Llame’ website. After entering your number on the left, you will receive a confirmation phone call.
A.-Dial 147 from your home phone
B.Just go ahead and press ‘6’ —it’s not necessary to listen to painfully long automated message.
You’ll hear a message welcoming you to the ‘Registro No Llame’
C. Here you’ll be given three options:
-#1 Mark to enroll in the ‘No call’ registry for the telephone line you are calling from.
A message then informs you that telemarketing companies will be informed that the number is on the ‘no call’ list. Fifteen days from your call, they are required to stop calling you.
-Mark #2 – to remove your number off the no-call list and start being pestered again (yeah, right)
-Mark #3 –to see if the line you are calling from is on the ‘No Call’ list already. After giving the information the line automatically hangs up. You will have to call again and press #1 to put your number of the no-call list.
D. The website claims that within 30 days you will again be able to enjoy your dinner in peace — or at least being pestered by people who matter.