Friday, July 23, 2004

Telephone Preference Service - Postcard from the trenches

I had an interesting conversation with some friends working in telemarketing. Most of the companies that have signed up to the
TPS are small-to-medium sized businesses. They welcome this as it means that they can pre-filter their prospects, a couple of major names stuck out in the conversation, Moss Bros the tailors and Carphone Warehouse have both signed up their main switchboard numbers.

I found Carphone Warehouse particularly ironic given the amount of calls I have received from them asking me whether I would be interested in signing up to their TalkTalk alternative landline phone company service.