TPS stands for Telephone Preference Service.
This service was setup by the government to let people register that they don’t want cold calls and any reputable Marketing organisation has to abide by the rule not to call anyone registered on TPS.
Now, there is an APP to make it simpler on your smart phone.
What does the smartphone app TPS Protect do?
For every call you receive, it can give an indication of how trustworthy that call is.
- If TRUST = 1 then it has identified the call as untrustworthy or potentially a scam
- If TRUST = 5 then it has identified the call as from a trusted caller
You choose the level of TRUST to accept.
You can also choose what categories of calls to accept.
- Do you want to block all nuisance calls from accident claims providers?
- Do you want to accept all calls from charities? That’s your choice.
If you receive a call you think should be blocked, then you register a complaint on your APP.
Also, by making a complaint you help the TPS and industry regulators to take action against nuisance callers, and help protect others using TPS Protect.
As the app relies on the feedback of its users, the more who download and use this app and report incoming nuisance calls, the better the service will be.
TPS Protect has free services:-
- Incoming Call Screening
- Number lookup and reporting
- Simple TPS registration
TPS Protect also has paid for subscription services
- Divert nuisance calls to voicemail
- Personal block List
- Personal Approved List
- Greater control via custom settings
When you first download the app you will have access to the paid-for features, including call diverts to voicemail, manage a Block and Approved List, and Custom Settings for 60 days. Once the free period has expired you can renew your subscription for 99p per month.
It’s a shame you have to pay for those extra services but better than having adverts as the makers have to fund the development somehow.
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