Telephone spam.
Do Not Call
 Dec 11th, 2010
I am an employee at Basstel.

I wouldn't come to your work or your HOME to yell at you - I would also NOT call you at home repeatedly and hang up, or continually dial your number and harass you - and - I would really appreciate the SAME CONSIDERATION!

Don't bug the crap out of me and I won't have to yell. Thanks.
 Nov 08th, 2010
I've asked them to stop calling me. No luck
 Jun 23rd, 2010
I am an employee at Basstel. We feel bad that we have to call you at home, but unfortunantly we have to make a living just like everyone else. Some of us are in school, others are older, and for others, this is their job. I understand that it's frustrating getting three or four calls a weeks, and trust me when I say, that we notice it too, and think its dumb! But if you just ask us to take you off of our Do Not Call list, we will...unless it's someone who decides to be rude and not do it. We get your number from the newspaper companies we sell for, so please don't get upset with us, maybe you should talk to the national post, globe and mail..etc.

We are a promotions office, just doing what were told. It would be nice if you didn't scream, or swear, or even be the least bit rude, because in all honesty, how would you like for us to come to your place of work and give you the same courtesy. Or even imagine if it was your daughter,son,wife,mother, get the picture.
Thank you
 Apr 06th, 2010
The message left was from The Globe & Mail newspaper
 Mar 24th, 2010
"THE OWNERS HOME LINE IS 204-334-1740 give her a call see how much she likes it"

I called her at a wedding. She did not like it.
We need to take these people to task. They make Business People in Canada look bad.
 Mar 06th, 2010
This is who they are:

Good luck...
 Mar 06th, 2010
Ya they sell newspapers and your phone numbers (to other companies). I worked there for about a week. It was brutal. They rip there employees off big time so no doubt do the same to those they call. If you're tired of the calls try calling the owner her home # is 204-334-1740 her name is Janie Bass,like the fish. Ps dont screw with your employees!!

THE OWNERS HOME LINE IS 204-334-1740 give her a call see how much she likes it
 Feb 10th, 2010
He's what you do. If they call you, you play them this recording, and then hang up.
 Feb 01st, 2010
I already get more paoers than i have time read in a day Thank you
L Shannon
 Jan 21st, 2010
just received a call asking to pay for my toronto sun subscription, when i told them i just mailed in the payment 2-days ago, and also wouldn't give my credit card info anyway, they hung up on me...
 Jan 16th, 2010
They've phoned everyday at noon for the last week and a half. I assume that they want to either sell me another newspaper subscription (I already subscribe to one of their papers), or they have some other promotion going on.

However, I guess I'll never find out what they want. I'm not usually home at noon, and they only leave dead air on my answering machine. But, due to the fact that we have a "prior business relationship", I'll probably keep getting these calls for the foreseeable future.
 Dec 10th, 2009
what ever happened to the do not call list? calls every day
 Sep 09th, 2009
Basstel phoned a few minutes before noon today, but nobody answered when I picked up. I could hear people talking in the background for a few seconds, but that's it. Pretty odd.

Even odder is that they would be calling on the first Monday of August, which is a civic holiday in B.C. I never would have expected to get a telemarketing call while enjoying a long weekend. But, perhaps I can excuse them since they're in Manitoba and may not know about it.

The final thing is that I'm already a Vancouver Sun subscriber. My office has a Vancouver Province subscription under my name. So, technically, we have a "prior business relationship". However, trying to sell me multiple subscriptions to either the Sun or Province seems fruitless.
 Aug 03rd, 2009
I've received a phone call from this number every day for the past seven days at all hours throughout the day. When answering the number, all I hear is a click and then the line goes dead. It is from Basstel advertising newspaper sales.
 Jul 21st, 2009
Keeps calling even though I have answering machine and on the do not call list.
 May 23rd, 2009
got a call from 204-927-2271 about 1/2 hour ago, didn't answer it, looked it up on teh intarwebs, this site popped up, found the phone number 204-927-2277), called it, talked to someone named Mark, was very polite, asked him to take my number off the 'call list', and he replied that he would, thanked me, and hung up.

just call the number and ask, they'll do it.
 Apr 30th, 2009
Why is this company conducting unsolicited telemarketing - newspaper services no less for an are miles away from where I live - no wonder they are in financial trouble if this is how their marketing is conducted...
 Apr 29th, 2009
Gather around are the truthful answers to your questions.

1)Basstel is a promotion office used by newspapers. They work on be-half of the newspapers. So for the person who said the paer sells your info!! NOT TRUE
2)Basstel hires people from all walks of life.They do not prey on anyone, I worked there for a short time and met some great people.

3)They do not take you off any list at all!!!!!...If you ask them they put you on their own Do Not Call list,when they recieve calling material they scrub their D.N.C. list aganist it. Resulting in the numbers being removed.
4) And please by all means call them every name in the book. That you would call your own Mother,Father,Brother,Sister,Aunt or Uncle.
Thats who the T.S.R's are someone's child, parent or relative.

I hope every person here has a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!
 Mar 01st, 2009
I sent an e mail to Janie M. Bass at requesting that my name
be removed from their list. She responded quickly saying that it had been done.

I know telesales have a job to do but it's irritating to receive calls after work and
on my mobile. Especially as I've previously told them that I wouldn't read this particular
newspaper even if they were to pay me.
 Feb 12th, 2009
stupid time for themt o call. 7:45 PM
 Jan 28th, 2009
No one ever says anything, they just keep calling, sometimes up to three times a day, and then they just hang up.
 Dec 31st, 2008
Called me for days no answer. Called 204 927 2271 to be removed from the list, took only a few seconds.
 Nov 21st, 2008
Received several calls from this #,dont talk when answered, stopped picking the phone,random days and times just looked on google and found this!
 Oct 19th, 2008
hay guy's...this is a telamarketer and they will just call you and hang up they do it to me all the time...there company name is Basstel LTD.... call there call center number at 204-927-2271 and annoy the shit out of em...i call once a day like they do to me
 Aug 07th, 2008
Have received several calls in the past two weeks. Before today, I have answered once and the line went dead. Today I picked up the phone and the person was offering a quite good deal to change my Sunday's Toronto Sun subscription to 7 days a week. I declined and the person wished me a good summer.
 Jun 25th, 2008
they just phoned me too!!! i think it was a racist person on the phone.
 May 15th, 2008
the fuckers ust caled me 5 mins ago
 May 15th, 2008
This phone number CONSTANTLY CALLS ME. Through out the day. To add injury to insult it puts me on hold when i answer it!
 May 15th, 2008
Called 0930hrs, Alberta time. No ID showed up on call display. very suspicious.
C 7
 May 10th, 2008
I dont even GET the paper so WHYC ALL ME!??? Oce a week is bothersome too! GO AWAY!
 May 08th, 2008
These idiots call about 3-5 times a day, sometimes really early (7AM) all the way to 9PM. Asked them to stop. They won't. Going to call Telus, and Vancouver Sun/Province when I get back from Hawaii. After that, I'll try CRTC.
 May 03rd, 2008
 Apr 18th, 2008
Dear everyone,
I was an employee of Basstel and all I would like to add is...
We don't know you, we really don't want to be calling you at dinner or any other inconvient time, actually we would perfer you to call us but unfortunatly like everyone else in the world we need to make a living. You may have a great top notch job but in all reality most employees at basstel are university students trying to get through school. There are also Highschool students try to make some extra money and enjoy life. We do not mean to bother you or interupt your day, and we really have no control over who or when we call. Our job is simply to ask you if you want a newspaper subscription and if not enter it into our computer. Deleting you from the calling list is not something we overly have a say in all though we would like to think we do.

I would also like to add how come many people think its alright to yell at us, call us names and treat us as if we aren't people. There are many other things in the world alot worse then phone calls that we could be doing. Graffiti, drug trafficing, or even car stealing, all of which would make us better money but dishonest money.

Word Of Advice: The nicer you are to us the more we will do all we can to stop calling you... Talk to a supervisor they've got all the power and they are always there.

Please think next time you pick up a telemarketing call. I have seen many people in tears from whats being said on the other line. For what a phone call to stop that the telemarketer has no control over?
 Apr 18th, 2008
 Apr 17th, 2008
I did some research, then called them back using SKYPE. They answered the below number. I asked to be removed from their list.
If this not happen immediately, I will post the below info to email chain mails and hammer them with SKYPE calls along with friends
from across the country. Tom in Victoria

 Apr 07th, 2008
Geez!! Not again! They were calling us every day, sometimes twice in a day in Dec & Jan. Then it stopped for a while until now. But I have noticed in the last couple years this newspaper call centre does start calling us (past subscribers) just before the hockey play-offs.......too bad were not in it. :(
 Apr 06th, 2008
this is a workplace that by-passes most labour laws, run much like a sweatshop, and its staff consists mostly of vulnerable workers, often with serious mental issues. If you are rude or ignorant, most of them will ignore any requests and you will receive numerous calls. you should feel sorry for these people and outraged that a company like this is allowed to operate the way it does. its not a scam, just a precarious employment situation where the staff are paid so poorly they could just care less
 Mar 20th, 2008
I called the number posted below and asked for miss Bass and asked for all of my umbers to be removed...she was courteous and did so

Basstel Ltd. "Circulation Telemarketing Specialists"
101 Mayfair Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3L 0A1.
Voice 204-927-2277
Fax (204) 927-2271
Ask for Janie M. Bass.
This number is their fax number. No one home to answer message left on answering machine...may have been picked up by our fax machine but nothing received.
 Feb 28th, 2008
I've been called by this number once a day all week and about the same time. Each time I was able to answer the phone on time and all I get is either silence or the sound of someone breathing. WTF!!! I can't block it because my cell doesn't have that feature.
 Feb 22nd, 2008
I was getting this one several times a day for weeks, it seems. Called the number to remove 204-927-2277 -- as suggested by Dave) and the lady was very nice. "Consider it done." etc etc... Assuming it's removed but will revisit here if I keep getting calls...
 Feb 20th, 2008
I get at least two calls a day from this number. When I pick up, I can hear breathing and a TV or radio in the background and then they hang up. Its creepy!
 Feb 03rd, 2008
Have never actually talked to anyone but they have been calling at least once a day ever since a promotion @ my office for the National Post. Getting annoying.
 Jan 30th, 2008
sweet. thanks everyone
 Jan 22nd, 2008
they called, but nobody there...??
 Jan 22nd, 2008
When 204-927-2271 calls you ---- call the number 204-927-2277 and they will REMOVE your phone number from their call list.
 Jan 22nd, 2008
I am very busy and this guy would not stop talking.He called while I was feeding my baby..I finally hung up..hope that is the last we hear from him.. If I do I will probably just set it down and continue what I was doing..That is a good
 Jan 19th, 2008
Hello, I work at basstel. Its interesting to read all these comments. "Hello, my name is 'so & so', and I'm calling on behalf of the National Post. How are you today?...." hahaha
its me
 Jan 18th, 2008
You can complain to the CRTC online,
 Dec 09th, 2007
No message left.
 Nov 16th, 2007
 Nov 08th, 2007
called my place many times
nowadays i just pick up the phone and hang up whenever they call... >.
 Oct 19th, 2007
we dont buy the numbers by the way they are there own that we call for them.we are there promotions office.if you wanna pay fll price call them if you want the promo its through us.through us you get more the half off.what upsets me is everyone who is mad about us calling we are trying to save you money. some people recieve the paper we call and save them money by lowering the bill.if you dont want the paper thats fine we dont force it on guys were past subscribers we call to see if there was a problemn and see if we cant fix it and offer it to you forless then what you were paying.
 Oct 16th, 2007
204-927-2271 is the dialout # for a telemarketing company that sells newspapers. you can call them back at 204-927-2277 and get removed. Apparently the Vancouver Sun and Province SELL OUT your number.
 Oct 12th, 2007
Just thankful for this site. I worked as a telemarketer for a month and hated every living second of it. I think all telemarketing should be banned. I just got a call from this number 5 minutes ago and I picked it up and hung up but I do know that if you tell them not to call anymore they're supposed to comply.
 Oct 01st, 2007
Called the number Dave gave us 204-927-227 and talked to a very nice man who said it will be removed within 4 days
Had been getting 2 or 3 calls a week
 Sep 07th, 2007
I work in the company in question. if you just explain to us that you would like your name removed just ask were are more then happy to do so.... we dont like people screaming at us and telling us to get real jobs, to most of us working there this is all we have Im a mother of 2 trying to pay my rent and bills.I dont have the education most have. so yes we have no choice in the numbers we call they are just there,we say our spiel and let ya please remember that when we call i could be that girl on the other line who has no other choice but to work as a telemarketer. and p.s this company hires elderly and disabled people who cannot work nowhere else as well.thank you for reading this
 Sep 05th, 2007
Saw a voicemail from these guys on my VoIP phone portal and googled the number.. found this page. :) I called their voice line and asked to be removed from their database, the guy on the other end was friendly enough, confirmed the phone number I wanted removed and asked if there were any other phones in the house I wanted removed (thanks, not about to give you my cell numbers!) We'll see if they stop; I have them set to automatically forward back to themselves if they try calling again. :)
 Aug 30th, 2007
Just to bump "Alex's" post from awhile ago.

Basstel Ltd. "Circulation Telemarketing Specialists"
101 Mayfair Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3L 0A1.
Voice 204-927-2277
Fax (204) 927-2271
Ask for Janie M. Bass.
This number is their fax number.

Apparently if you pick up quick their machine doesn't catch it and it seems like a prank call. If you call their # ask to be removed, we'll see if they do!
 Aug 09th, 2007
I used to get the National Post.

This is Basstel in Winnipeg, and they keep calling month after month peddling this newspaper.

Often there is dead air.

They never leave a message if the answering machine kicks in.

I finally called 204-927-2277 and asked not to be called. A pleasant woman said it would be done immediately.
 Jul 27th, 2007
An imcoming call on my Cell; before I answered they were gone
 Jul 26th, 2007
National Post trying sell their paper.
 Jul 12th, 2007
Called the 204-927-2277 number and asked to be on their do not call list.
 Jul 06th, 2007
3:20pm June 30-07 called my cell-no message
 Jun 30th, 2007
This stupid company has been calling my cell for 4 weeks long! sometimes twice a week!

I just got their call again and I got fed up and told this Ron dude to get my number off the calling list, and you know what he said? he said No no we will call you next week! what a fucken idiot loser.

I lookup their stupid number on google and that's how I found this site. Looks like I'm not alone with this kind of bullshit.
Pissed Off
 Jun 30th, 2007
It's the Globe and Mail, I live in Toronto and they call me at least 3 times a day.
Not good for their reputation is it?
Word-of-Mouth is better than ANY form of advertising, I even had a friend cancel their paper, IDIOTS!!!
Globe and Mail
 Jun 28th, 2007
I live in Burlington, ONtario
They friggin called me again today, they call about 3 times a day, so I called them back and there is a message machine, I gave them my phone number AND name and stated that they call me at least 3 times a day and to QUIT CALLING ME and take me OFF THERE LIST.

They have to comply with this

I yelled and really gave it to them

Another way since it is the Globe and Mail, I would contact the owner/publisher or go to the Globe and Mail website and find the CONTACT US section, EMAIL ANYONE AND EVERYONE and state that since they have these goofs calling you over and over that you would NEVER EVER SUBSCRIBE to their paper!!!!!!!!!
 Jun 28th, 2007
National Post Calling. How can u complaint or stop them?
 Jun 28th, 2007
Asking me from National Post. When the caller got the reply I am not at hoe said O.K. Bye bye, I will call him later.
 Jun 26th, 2007
 Jun 21st, 2007
I picked up phone and said Hello. I received no response so I said 'hello' louder. I got no response and then they hung up.
Thanks for tipping me off.
 Jun 21st, 2007

I HATE telemarketers, call 204-927-2277 and ask to be removed from their calling list!
 Jun 20th, 2007
Phoned did not leave a message

Showed up as 204-927-2271
 Jun 19th, 2007
They call my home about 5 times a day.
Finally I answered and it was someone who couldnt even speak english, now I just answer and slam the phone, but this doesnt seem to work.
A friend of mine told me they are only allowed to call a certain number 3 times a week and you are supposed to pick up and hang up and that way it is registered with them.

What a pain in my a--, ring ring ring

Me in Burlington, Ontario Canada
 Jun 13th, 2007
Had 3 calls from this number this week, no message hung up in ear. returned calls because I have family in Manitoba. No answer. I used the 204-927-2277 number and was removed from the call list. I then called the edmonton journal asked for David Aspers (national post chairman)home number so I could call and harass him, they refused so I canceled my subscription to the Journal (owned by the post). I had been contemplating adding the national post digital subscription, guess I have more time for yard work now.
 Jun 08th, 2007
I keep getting calls from this same number too. I live in bc and they never say anything when I pick up
 Jun 07th, 2007
an incoming call: before I answered they were gone and no voicemail.
 Jun 04th, 2007
This number called... the msg on the machine is just a series of long tones... not like a fax... mebbe a motification prompt for someone to pick up the phone upon answering
 Jun 01st, 2007
A number on my caller ID. No messages but tried to reach me for quiet sometime.
 May 23rd, 2007
Recieved numerous calls from this number-hang ups all the time. Very late and very early. Called number asked to be removed- man I spoke to was very nice and said it would be right away. We'll see. I hope!!
 May 20th, 2007
Basstel does telemarketing out of Winnipeg. Called 204-927-2277 and asked to be removed from thier list.
have no idea how they got my number!
 May 15th, 2007
I got the call at 10:10 AM this morning. They didn't leave a message. I wrote them an email asking that I be removed from all their calling lists. Will see if this works.
Tom in Toronto
 May 15th, 2007
I'm having a similar problem, when I answer the phone nobody is on the other end! This is my second call from them, whomever they
P. Chadwick
 May 13th, 2007
called at 7:42pm PST. no msg.
 May 10th, 2007
calling for the pass few days but no msg.
 May 09th, 2007
Saturday mid morning It ring, them machine answered then asked for my name and then hang up.
 May 05th, 2007
Definitely a telemarketer and it definitely could be selling newspaper subscripton. They should be fined or jailed.
 May 02nd, 2007
Oy vey. 20ish phone calls, all times of the day and night, never say anything when I pick up, do not leave voicemail messages.
 Apr 29th, 2007
2nd time they have called. 1st time no one was there, 2nd time they tried to sell me a subscription to Van. Sun/Province. I told them to take me off their list and never call again. Sent email to listed addresses threatening RCMP charges and Industry / Communications Canada having their licence revoked.
 Apr 28th, 2007
The National Post offering a discount on a subscription
 Apr 27th, 2007
Basstel Ltd. "Circulation Telemarketing Specialists"
101 Mayfair Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3L 0A1.
Voice 204-927-2277
Fax (204) 927-2271
Ask for Janie M. Bass.
This number is their fax number. No one home to answer message left on answering machine...may have been picked up by our fax machine but nothing received.
 Apr 26th, 2007
The National Post is trying to get you to buy Subscription,when asked about paying by invoice instead of credit card #-never called back
 Apr 18th, 2007
I was getting calls from 204-927-2271 and Anonymous (around the same time, so I assume it was the same source). I did as Dave suggested and called 204-927-2277 to request my number be taken off the list. The woman who answered was actually quite friendly, apologized, and agreed to take it off. We'll see whether they keep calling.
 Mar 23rd, 2007
Found this:
Basstel Ltd. Janie M. Bass 101 Mayfain Ave. Winnipeg MB R2L 0A1 204-927-2277 204-927-2271
 Mar 20th, 2007
incomming on caller ID. Didn't leave any messages. I wasn't home.
 Mar 17th, 2007
calling evey day for 2 weeks
 Mar 08th, 2007
I have been getting one call a day for the past two weeks they say "Hellow" followed by my first name then hang-up.
 Mar 08th, 2007
A male voice said "Hello, hello, hello" on my answering machine.

Vancouver BC
 Mar 08th, 2007
We just place the phone down and continue eating when they call. Cause its usually around Dinnertime
 Feb 20th, 2007
It's either Basstel or this number. I have a policy of saying "Hello" and if I don't get an immediate answer, hang up (telemonkeys are usually autodialling and it takes a second to realise there's a human there.)
 Feb 17th, 2007