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Twice this week my landline phone has rang and nobody spoke on the other line. The first time I could hear someone rattling papers and moving things around on a desk, but they never spoke. Today the phone rang and someone was listening but never spoke so I put the phone down. After dialling 1471 for the persons number the first caller withheld their number and today’s caller was a Sheffield number. I was in two minds whether to ring back but decided not to. I have a call blocker number but haven’t blocked the call. It’s no good ringing BT as they never give anyone’s name out. I wonder why this is happening ? Seems rather eerie to me. Would you ring back or not ?

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Cold callers. They have a system that auto dials numbers, but sometimes there’s not a person ready to actually take the call. 
It’s an annoyingly common thing, I wouldn’t worry too much about it.

Dont ring them back. 

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2 minutes ago, nikki-red said:

Cold callers. They have a system that auto dials numbers, but sometimes there’s not a person ready to actually take the call. 
It’s an annoyingly common thing, I wouldn’t worry too much about it.

Dont ring them back. 

Thanks nikki. You’ve put my mind at rest. Also glad you told me not to ring back.

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58 minutes ago, iansheff said:

Did you put the number in any websites such as https://www.shouldianswer.co.uk/ or https://whocallsme.com/

Whenever I get a number that has rung me that I missed, I use a look up site to see if I can see who called.

Didn’t know of this link. Thanks I will try it. However I did not miss these calls, it’s just that they didn’t answer when I picked the phone up.

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29 minutes ago, *Wallace* said:

I get these quite often.

Quite eerie aren’t they ?

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1 hour ago, pattricia said:

Quite eerie aren’t they ?

Don't let them get to you. Just more crap people have to put up with on phones. I don't use my landline (no phone plugged in) but my mum who's in her 80's used to get these calls and really fret over them. I just advised her on a 5 second type rule, if you say hello and no response in 5 seconds, just hang up and get on with your day...don't give it another thought.

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35 minutes ago, zach said:

Don't let them get to you. Just more crap people have to put up with on phones. I don't use my landline (no phone plugged in) but my mum who's in her 80's used to get these calls and really fret over them. I just advised her on a 5 second type rule, if you say hello and no response in 5 seconds, just hang up and get on with your day...don't give it another thought.

Thanks Zac, I shall take your advice.

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12 hours ago, pattricia said:

Quite eerie aren’t they ?

Yes they  are a bit but you get a sixth sense with the ambient noise on the line and I just hang up,what pee’s me off is if you are upstairs when it rings it’s second nature to get down the stairs as quick as poss to answer it.

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1 hour ago, *Wallace* said:

Yes they  are a bit but you get a sixth sense with the ambient noise on the line and I just hang up,what pee’s me off is if you are upstairs when it rings it’s second nature to get down the stairs as quick as poss to answer it.

I have a phone upstairs.

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Just had another silent phone call with no answer. They put the phone down at the other end. What I have noticed is that they are all at the same time every day.

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