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Anyone else getting unwanted calls from Angie's List?

Steamhead Member Posts: 16,823
We get them rather frequently no matter how much we tell them we won't pay to advertise on their site, and we don't want them to call anymore.

If this doesn't stop we may have to take some sort of legal action. Anyone else in the same position?
All Steamed Up, Inc.
Towson, MD, USA
Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
Oil & Gas Burner Service


  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,110
    tele marketing

    Get it all the time ,inform them to put you on there do not call list it usually works after the second time at least for me other wise threaten legal action .I get the same thing from a few nation wide supply chains after repeating to  tell them to put on do not call list I had a local manager call me I reamed the guy out being I dealt with  chain like 2 times in 15 years there prices suck and they carry nothing I use and every time I try to get something from them they do not have and they never stock parts for equipment they carry I  explained it to him and all has finally been quite. Funny thing  is they just started to carry the big V ,any tech help or parts, no dice according to them never need them or case be they can ship over night unless I want to stock pile parts hahah .peace and good luck clammy 
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
  • RobG
    RobG Member Posts: 1,850

    It makes you want to unlist your number, but you can't do that as a business. It makes you want to pull your hair out. Angie's list is as bad as the Better Business Bureau. I used to assume that it was only the subscibers that had to pay. I guess everyone has to. Don't want em, don't need em!

  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
    Angie's List:

    Cold Calls from Angie's List are just from commission sales persons. Just like the calls you get for "Kops & Kids" or the Police Benevolent Associations.

    Angie's List had their name bought and it is just a public repair service. Consumer's report they are not.

    It cost big bucks to produce and air all those TV commercials.
  • Aaron_in_Maine
    Aaron_in_Maine Member Posts: 315
    edited July 2014
    Caller id

    I have caller id and generally don't answer out of state calls. This is because of Angie's list they have toned it done lately but at one point it was twice a week.
    Aaron Hamilton Heating
    ahheating@ yahoo.com
  • Snowmelt
    Snowmelt Member Posts: 1,414

    Also contractors.com

    Next time I answer the phone I guess I'm going to have to ask for billing department and send them a bill for my time on the phone, I just wish it was that simple.
  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
    Sorry Frank

    I gave them your #   :)
  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
    Junk Calls:

    I look at Caller ID. If it isn't someone I know, I still usually answer it unless it is someone really gross. But I pick up the phone. I say hello. I pause for a moment. If no answer, I hang up. The call was from a phone bank with a computer call. If I have to wait for someone to answer the light, they're too late. If it was important, they'll call back.
  • Gordo
    Gordo Member Posts: 857
    Caller ID

    Caller ID is fine when one is in the office.  If we're in the office, we're not serving our customers and generating income.

    But they are calling our cell phones while we're at work.

    Reading (former) Angie's List employees reviews of working for that company, one reviewer said they were told by management to use various means of subterfuge to hide their number from caller IDs. 

    They are told to keep calling, no matter what, and are shouted at if they don't meet their (very arbitrary) quotas. 

    Upper management is consistently derided as clueless a la Dilbert-Land.

    These reviews also consistently mentioned alcohol consumption being allowed in a sort of "Frat House" atmosphere at work in buildings that the local Fire Marshall should shut down. (Post picture of "Bluto" here).

    And if you are not a "buddy" with your manager, you're gone very soon.   

    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
  • TonyS
    TonyS Member Posts: 849
    I use PhonePower.com

    It use to be sunrocket, voip system with all the bells and whistles, inexpensive and it works well but most importantly it gives you a answering system and the ability to selectively call forward to that voice box. I also have a regular answering machine in my office. All calls go to my office and after I screen them I go to Phonepower log and select that number to go to the other box. This works very well because unlike blocking the number it appears to them they are still getting through. If you block the number they will simply use another number. By using select forward your phone never rings and you can set the box to dump calls at whatever interval you want. Of course my established customers are given my cell number. This has worked very well for me.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,823
    And according to WikiPedia

    Angie's List has never been profitable. Gee, I wonder why?:

    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,105
    same here

    3 second rule when I answer, then hang up.

    Same as when I drop food on the floor.

    One thousand one, one thousand two, one thousand three
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265


    I get junk calls from them all the time. Have you been trying to call me? The reason you haven't gotten through is because if I see your name, "Sunrocket" on the Caller ID window, I never pick it up.
  • MikeL_2
    MikeL_2 Member Posts: 489
    Angie has stopped pestering me......

    Here is a portion of my letter to a very annoying, and persistent Angies List salesman:

    I am only interested in advertising on a closed sale basis, and, am willing to share very generously once a sales lead is invoiced, and payment recieved. I'm a part of the most fantastic, and dynamic sales lead generating system going- referrals from satisfied customers, most of whom are not Angies List members.

    I invite you to become a part of my network, all it takes is a little forward thinking and a willingness to shift the standard that would guarantee my profitability first............
  • TonyS
    TonyS Member Posts: 849
    Maybe you have a time machine hot tub ice

    SunRocket was a U.S.-based VoIP provider established in early 2004 by Joyce Dorris and Paul Erickson, former MCI executives. Sunrocket was one of several companies to offer an inexpensive telephone service that competed against the traditional phone companies by using a broadband Internet connection instead of a regular (or analog) phone line.[1][2]

    Dorris and Erickson departed the company in February 2007 along with roughly 30 other employees based at SunRocket’s corporate headquarters in Vienna, Virginia.[3][4] Sunrocket ceased operations on July 3, 2007.[5]