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strictly speaking i'm all for my gp having my mobile no, unfortunately they have nowadays a file sharing agreement with social services and despite social workers in the past claiming they've got my best interests at heart rationing services is not having peoples best interests at heart

i see a scenario were i'm socialising, and i've asked for support, social worker phones and as she is out to close cases ration care she uses the fact i'm out as ammunition for that argument

i remember as well i was in a pub the mobile rang this voice said i wish to speak to you about the benefits, by the time i got outside were i could hear they'd phoned off, looking back i think it was the benefits of been a virgin media customer

i asked the receptionist to remove my no she said she had next day i got a text about a survey, seems i'm mentally ill enough to be treated like that though they seem to have closed my case as not mentally enough for that
 
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maybe don't answer if you don't know the number and they can leave a message and you ring back when you please and know you want to speak to them.
 
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maybe don't answer if you don't know the number and they can leave a message and you ring back when you please and know you want to speak to them.
the messaging on my mobile doesn't work, i'vr tried to set it up phoned the sim provider got no where
 
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The best thing to do is change your phone number. Or download an app that only let's people in your phone book ring you so you don't get any unwanted calls or texts
 
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The best thing to do is change your phone number. Or download an app that only let's people in your phone book ring you so you don't get any unwanted calls or texts
if i change my phone no there are people i might like to phone who won't be able to get through
 
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Then I would download an app for the app store and black list the numbers you don't want ringing or texting you
 
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i tried a while ago couldn't get it to work and think theres a charge, anyway it's been a long time since social services or anyone else have phoned me, haven't a no to ban
 
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The best thing to do is change your phone number. Or download an app that only let's people in your phone book ring you so you don't get any unwanted calls or texts
if i change my phone no there are people i might like to phone who won't be able to get through
Then I would download an app for the app store and black list the numbers you don't want ringing or texting you
i tried a while ago couldn't get it to work and think theres a charge, anyway it's been a long time since social services or anyone else have phoned me, haven't a no to ban
Changing number can cause problems as said.

(I've had same number since 1994 when I was one of the first people I knew to own a mobile - and I've protected it against these problems though)

Here is what I would do in your situation rambo:

1. Stick as you are, don't change numbers or anything like that, is confusing
2. Buy a £10 phone when you get some money, and put a £5 credit on it. (there might even be a cheaper way - but this is the jist)
3. Give this number only to friends/family/people on your other number who you are ok with having it
4. just take this phone out when socialising
 
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Changing number can cause problems as said.

(I've had same number since 1994 when I was one of the first people I knew to own a mobile - and I've protected it against these problems though)

Here is what I would do in your situation rambo:

1. Stick as you are, don't change numbers or anything like that, is confusing
2. Buy a £10 phone when you get some money, and put a £5 credit on it. (there might even be a cheaper way - but this is the jist)
3. Give this number only to friends/family/people on your other number who you are ok with having it
4. just take this phone out when socialising
i don't mind my gp having my no and contacting me, considering how hard it is to contact a gp nowadays

i quite often leave my mobile
 
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