To get away from Telemarketers.
Now that would be a major achievement... if you could pull it off. I am on the do not call register, but recently (because of hair-brained 'save the planet scheme') I have been inundated with calls from companies trying to sell solar hot water/power units; ceiling insulation; 'green' air-con; tinted window glazing... etc, etc, etc.
I'm picking up the phone to these fucking parasites more often than I am to family, friends.... welcome callers, so now I ask for a name and company... then ask: "Do you realise you have called a person on the 'do not call' register, and that your company has breached this stipulation with regard to this person on at least 7 occasions now?"
Usually that is enough for them to hang up immediately.... but if not, and depending on my mood at the time, I will either tell them that I am contacting the relevant authority to report the breach, or that I am with the Telecommunications Ombudsman and the Australian Securities Commission. Either way, they hang up immediately.... but in any event, I record the time and any other relevant information and report it.
Thing is, the legislation doesn't go far enough... just as annoying, persistent, won't-take-no-for-an-answer telemarketers 'supposedly' working for charitable organisations still ring far too frequently begging for money. Now charities are all well and good in their place, but not begging on my phone several times a day... cos if I gave in to all of them, I'd have nothing left for food, rent, bills, clothing, etc... and would be in need of their charity myself.
The other group exempt from the 'do not call' register and shouldn't be is politicians/political parties... when they call I just tell 'em to eff off. I hear enough of their bullshit at election time and don't need it electronically piped down my phone.