Sunday, 15 April 2012

Getting rid of cold calling in France...

We have had many such calls in the time we have been here in France. At first, the few we did get were a bit of fun and usually ended up with the caller hanging up when they realised we could not fully understand them.

They have now become several a week and a pain in the proverbial... Here is how (we hope) to get rid of them...

Visit the web site www.pacitel.fr   The site is in French but translates using goggle translate.


Click to the blue box : S'inscrire (Register)

Fill in your number, without gaps. Add your email address and a secret question and its answer. Slide the bar along on the security section .


Click the boxes to certify the numbers are your personal ones and then validate.

You will then receive an email which you need to click to validate the whole thing. This takes you to the final screen where you can print off your registration details...


All you have to do now is sit back and wait... It does say it can take between one and three months to become effective and lasts for twelve months only!!!

We wait in hope......

5 comments:

The Broad said...

My very best wishes for you that this succeeds -- eventually and probably after the election is over!!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Thank you just what we needed. Hope it works. Diane

Susan said...

I registered a week or so ago and since then we have had one call.

Lesley said...

Best of luck. We have a dot beside our name in the phone book which is supposed to alert cold-callers that we are not wanting a call but we still get them. I don't suppose that the system has any teeth for those that ignore your request. Lists sold to companies by BT in the UK used to be policed a bit more agressively if a polite decline was ignored

Janine@thegoodlifefrance.com said...

I haven't tried this one but I will - we get several calls a week sometimes late at night despite going on another website to register for no cold calls. I tell them all that I am on holiday and don't speak French - it usually works!