Weekly Update on the Most Annoying Callers


Dear tellows friends,

with another week of phone calls – unwanted or not – behind us, it’s time to recapture which phone numbers have kept your phone ringing and you busy with research on tellows. The following numbers are this week’s “worst offenders”:

1. 078564248 from New Zealand with 2 comments and 561 search requests. tellows Score: 8
2. 0800222378 from New Zealand with 2 comments and 2932 search requests. tellows Score: 8
3. 044725543 from New Zealand with 3 comments and 2704 search requests. tellows Score: 6
4. 0280829776 from Australia with 2 comments and 1084 search requests. tellows Score: 3
5. 0280944261 from Australia with 2 comments and 658 search requests. tellows Score: 7

Our first place this week, the phone number 078564248 from Hamilton, New Zealand, is one of the many reasons why tellows exists: to report numbers who bother people with unsolicited calls. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of details on this number, other than the fact that our users have persistently received calls from this number. User Maurice commented:

is this actually happening? who calls 12 times in a row and then hangs up after only 5 secs…. I’ve quite a list of inappropriate words I’d like to throw at their heads right now.

Our second number, 0800222378, has been a frequent guest on our top 5 list. Leaving messages for people to call back this number, our users have been rather suspicious of this number. Similarly, the procedure of our third place, number 044725543 appears to be rather dubious to our users. Most of you complained that you were unable to answer the phone as the call was disconnected after just a few rings and some didn’t get a response even after answering the call in time. Alex wrote:

This number is calling me for 4 weeks now. When I answered there’s no one in the line. Can somebody help?

Contrary to the previous telephone numbers, our fourth place – number 0280829776 from Syndey, Australia – has received a rather favourable rating with a tellows score of 3. Most of our users have identified the number as a service hotline from an Australian mobile phone company and so far, there have been no complaints. In contrast, our users felt annoyed by calls received from our last number – 0280944261. User Botanic shared some details on the Australian number from Sydney:

This number appeared on my phone and I called it back. It turned out as an outbound call centre for insurances.

To help others distinguish whether a telephone number is trustworthy or not, please don’t hesistate to share any information on numbers familiar to you with the tellows community. Have a great and hopefully nuisance call-free weekend!

Your tellows team

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