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What’s Going on with Robocalls?

We all know how irritating, inconvenient, and infuriating receiving unsolicited telemarketing calls can be. You’re trying to go about your daily life, walking your dog, having a shower, making dinner, when suddenly your phone starts unexpectedly ringing. Dropping whatever you’re doing to find out who could need you so out of the blue, you scramble to answer it only to hear a complete stranger down the line, often reciting personal facts about you, an addition which makes the entire experience all the more disconcerting and uncomfortable.
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How to Handle High Call Volume

/ For Call Centres, Telecoms & Data, TPS Compliant

Many companies in almost every sector have a need to be in contact with large amounts of people at once. Maybe a lot of customers are trying to get in touch to make the most of a special deal, maybe there are an influx of patients trying to get an appointment, maybe you need to update clients on a new feature. Whatever the reason, it isn’t always easy to handle a huge amount of calls at once, but failure to do so could have a truly detrimental impact on your business.
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Another £80,000 Fine Issued to Direct Assist for Nuisance Calls

More tough enforcement by the ICO has emerged following a bout of unsolicited marketing calls made by Direct Assist Ltd; a personal injury claims company. The organisation had made a high volume of calls offering access to solicitors for consumers who hadn’t given their permission to be contacted. The ICO has revealed that almost all of the individuals who made complaints had previously registered their telephone numbers with the TPS. Over 800 individual complaints were made over a period of 19 months, giving the ICO more than enough evidence to issue a monetary penalty.
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Predictive Diallers – They’re Only as Good as Your Data

/ For Call Centres

A dialler will call a list of telephone numbers that have been uploaded to it and then connect the call to a person that works within the call centre, typically referred to as an agent. A predictive dialler takes this concept a step further by using complex algorithms that are designed to reduce the amount of time that an agent will spend waiting for the next call, whilst reducing the chances of a call being made to somebody and there being no agent to speak with them.
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The Importance of Voice Quality to Your Contact Centre

/ For Call Centres, Interconnect, Telecoms & Data

In the contact centre industry, the importance of consistently high call quality cannot be understated. It is, after all, the fundamental purpose of a contact centre to make outbound calls to individuals, and due to the significant overheads associated with a contact centre operation, they simply cannot afford to drop calls or have bad call quality at any time. The significance of dropped calls and bad call quality cannot be understated due to the severe impact that it can have on the contact centre operation. This article explores some considerations that are necessary to ensure that call quality doesn't adversely affect your operation.
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Real Time TPS Compliance for UK Call Centres

/ For Call Centres, TPS Compliant

The TPS/CTPS are free services that individuals or businesses can join to stop unsolicited calls. However, customers on the TPS/CTPS can be called if you have prior consent to do so. TPS is an acronym for Telephone Preference Service, which is regulated by the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) and relates to (PERC) the Privacy Electronic Communications Regulations. In May 2011 the information commissioner was granted significantly extended, and enhanced powers enabling much swifter fines to be issued and greatly increased value (up to £500,000).
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