Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Well, many of us now have a new phone pest calling without leaving a message, often many times a day. The number is 1-800-395-8813

The caller is:
Gemma Communications
375-700 Lawrence Ave. West,
Toronto, Ontario
M6A 3B4


calling for Rogers.

A loophole in the Do Not Call list allows you to be pestered by telemarketers on behalf of firms you've done business with in the past 18 months.

Rather ironically, Gemma's website states "Relationships with your customers are largely defined by the quality of a customer's experience during each contact."

It might be a good idea to let Rogers also know what you think of this sort of "contact".


Pelalusa said...

I've heard rumours that people who have added their number to the Do Not Call List have actually ended up getting MORE calls!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info. I just phoned Gemma and have them remove me from the list. Hope that works.

Anonymous said...

why would Gemma do that?

Monika B said...

Ive been having this number call me MULTIPLE times a day and night. No message. Then when I called back, all I got was a quick automated message that said "thank you go for your call goodbye"

How to I get in touch with them to get them to leave me alone?

LS said...

I've been called from this number for the past 2 weeks. I pick up the phone and it hangs up. Just called the number listed above and told them to remove my number from the list. I hope this works.

Lisa W. said...

I got the same recorded message about thank you for your call - good bye! then a hang up... tired of telemarketers!

Anonymous said...

just wanna let you know that if your a rogers cusotmer you can opt out of marketing by doing this:

1)Visit www.rogers.com/signin and login with your user name and password.
2)Select ‘Manage My Marketing Permissions’
3)Select the product lines and marketing channels you with to opt out of.
4)Select the ‘Save’ button.

it won't prevent a/r calls but still helps

Anonymous said...

I am interested in conducting a reverse cell number search by going on the internet. I am having these calls by someone who I don't know and am interested who believe that they're calling. Various weird texting as well as messages are being left on my voice mail and its starting to drive me nuts. And so, where should i locate these reverse phone search sites?

David in North Burnaby BC said...

@Anon above: Try Googling the number. That will sometimes get you to the source, or at least to a site or sites where that particular telepest has been mentioned.
Also remember most phone providers have a dial '*69' function that can sometimes tell you the last number that called you. It usually costs 50 cents but I've never found that too much to be rid of a pest.
Good hunting.
D in NB

skoot said...

Thanks for posting this. It's really helpful. I will be doing the same as anon who changed her Rogers preferences. Soon though, I'll be leaving Rogers entirely. There are a lot of new services popping up that are cheaper and work just as well.