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Repeated spam call

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I keep getting calls from 0198339100 about every 10 minutes, telling me I have 5 sms messages, which I don't. I have been on to Telstra's Unwanted Call Team to have the number blocked, which they said they had done, but the calls just keep coming. Every. Ten. Minutes. I am going to unplug my phone until someone - anyone - fixes the problem.

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Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: Repeated spam call

It's the Talking Text Service. Sounds like someone has sent some SMSs to your home phone.
If you call back the number and listen to the messages, then the notifications will stop.
See here for details about the service (which has been around for years, but hardly anyone knows that it exists) https://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/telstras_fixed_line_sms_service
Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.

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Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: Repeated spam call

It's the Talking Text Service. Sounds like someone has sent some SMSs to your home phone.
If you call back the number and listen to the messages, then the notifications will stop.
See here for details about the service (which has been around for years, but hardly anyone knows that it exists) https://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/telstras_fixed_line_sms_service
Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.

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