can i see this number block number appear
Called at 6:46pm. Friday night. Didn't leave a message
No one on line or wouldn't speak. Left no message.
North Carolina Oct 08th, 2008
Very annoying to be working in my home office, have to get up walk across the house to answer the phone, just to pick it up and have had these idoits call and be nobody at the other end.
Update to my post right above this one. As I was laying my baby down they called again at 8:18pm. This time my husband answered and told them to stop calling.
Caller ID says Western Wats. They called on Oct. 1 at 7:39pm and again at 7:55pm. I guess they thought we would be home in 15 minutes. This better be the last time calling tonight because my baby will be going to bed soon and I don't want annoying calls from them all night waking her up.
It does not matter if your on the do not call list! Surveys, charities, and political, and people not selling you anything can call all they want get your facts straight or shut up!
2008-09-28 18:47:08 UTCbrett
When you get dead air is when the auto dialer is connecting to you and if you wait for a response someone will answer its not some conspiracy to find out when your home, its computer lag! If you don't know what your talking about you should not talk! The more times you open your mouth the more opportunities you have of putting your foot in it!
2008-09-28 18:48:01 UTCbrett
Western Wats is the largest survey company in the united states and all the surveys are confidential to both parties! Big companies, political groups and market research firms hire them to get important public views! Most of the employees are college students trying to make ends meet so if you care at all about other peoples lives and not just your own you will take the time to answer the 5-15 min. survey and help them and their family make a living,
I got silence when i picked up the phone also. When I called the number back, i found out it was a survey company. My standard routine now for survey companies is that I don't answer questions for free. How much are they paying, generally shuts them up.
Washington Sep 24th, 2008
I see there is already 747 calls reported on this number. I guess I'm 748. This number has called me 3 times this evening and I'm on the no call list with ALL my numbers. Anyone have an idea who or what this call is about?
Have a great week people.
Would not talk, hung up immediately when I answered... Jerk Boyz
This company called me at 9:42 PM. I was sound asleep and awaken by the phone ringing. Usually when the phone rings that late at night it means something bad has happened, so I answered the phone in a panic and half asleep state. Imagine my response when they asked me to take a survey. I filed a complaint against this company with the Utah BBB and also emailed them asking to be removed from their list. Thank you to everyone here who supplied information to deal with this company.
Called last night, but only rang twice. Showed up as WESTERN WAT.
Twice now; unwanted and unsolicited calls from this same number. On Nationwide phone block. Harassment. I wasn't home either time they called so I don't know what they're "line" is.
New Jersey May 02nd, 2008
New Jersey May 02nd, 2008
These idiots have called me over 12 times already... sometimes even in the evening hours... wth...
They are using diff. last 4 numbers aswell... and also 801-437-3150
Found the following on the web about Western Wats:
Western Wats is the leading provider of survey research data collection. We empower decision makers to advance their interests with accurate, timely information. We specialize in quantitative research data collection via live telephone interviewer, automated telephony and the web.
Since 1987, we have been pioneers in data collection. Our proprietary systems have enabled us to remain at the vanguard of technological change. Our expertise and passion about survey research has established Western Wats as the proven partner for the most respected research teams in the world. We equip our clients with the resources for successful survey research
Called at 3:49 p.m. Said they were wanting to do research. Told them no and hung up.
I called the 801 number. A recording comes on stating "Western Watts". It tells the caller they are taking a survery...but don't state for what...Then refer you to a website.
caller id says it was Western Wats, whatever that is!
Answered call, but caller did not say anything and hung up.
Got a calls at my home. The caller ID showed Western Watts. Did some googling and found this www.westernwats.com. They arte basically a data collection/survey research company. The website seems to be straight forward and includes a number to call and email to be removed their lists:
Western Wats is committed to ethical survey research. You can be confident your information will always be used in a responsible manner. We will only use your information for survey research purposes; it will never be resold to third parties.
If we have contacted you to complete a questionnaire, your time will be sincerely appreciated. If you prefer not to be contacted, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on our internal no-contact list. For clarity, the federal do not call list prevents telemarketers from calling registered phone numbers. Western Wats is not a telemarketing firm. The purpose of our telephone calls is not to sell but instead collect your opinions.
If you have any questions, or concerns please email us at: email@example.com.
Called me regarding a "short survey in my area regarding car insurance".
Asked to speak to the head of the house hold.
Sounded like a computerized person, like a robot....like Mr. Hawking, the dude with the computerized voice.
I told them I am not interested and to add this number to their do not call list.
I am in the Do Not Call Registry, so I don't know what the hell they called me for, but obviously, we have auto insurance in this house, so perhaps that is the "hole" that allows them to call us...but either way, I've requested removal, they should accept it.
First time seeing Western Wats caller though.
These people called using the identical script as FutureMartTE (usually calling from 361-992-3033
. They claim to be a research company which gets them around the "do not call registry." Their real game is to "interview" you to gather information they can then sell the information to telemarketers who can then claim previous business with you. Whether or not they are using the loophole, these calls should be reported to the FCC since they can be considered harassment from unwanted and unsolicited telephone calls, particularly since in my case they call in the evening and even on Sundays.
I went to their website & asked to be removed.Calls still coming two weeks later.People,DO NOT talk to them!They will claim a "business relationship" based on that conversation , and never stop calling you.
Calls started about 2 months ago. At first it was "unknown", rings 4 times. When answered no one responds. Just recently it started showing up on caller ID as Western Wats Ct.I tried calling the number suggested. Hope this works. I am at wits end. Wish they would just go to "HE@#". - SUFFERING IN KANSAS
Received a call this evening from a company called Western Watt or something like that. They were representating AARP and surving there members. The person on the line, a lady, was very sarcastic, annoying and rude.
I was about ready to hang up on her when she would not listen to what I was saying but I did take the survey. I won't do that again. AARP needs to take a look at the company's they hire to run there surveys. This company was a poor example of what AARP stands for.
Next time they call I will hang up on them. I don't need to talk to sarcastic people like her, especially when they represent a great organazation like AARP.
FYI: Caller ID displayed 1-801-437-3150 CCI Communications. Hung up on me twice today when I answered phone.
Pennsylvania Mar 10th, 2008
Wait a minute this is the same number as CCI Communication who also has been calling constantly -- 2 to 3 times a day. Like I said, never answered the phone when I don't recognize the called -- but, again, it is so annoying -- and I'm on the Do Not Call registry!!
California Mar 10th, 2008
Caller ID shows this company name, has called off and on and when they start calling, they call every day, twice a day!! I've never answered the phone but it does get annoying!!
California Mar 10th, 2008
New Jersey Mar 05th, 2008
Called on my Voip line which is technically considered wireless therefore violating the TCPA of 1991. Survey call on behalf of western wats, an Outsourced Outfit. I only talk to Americans. I told the indian lady that I would report their calls to the FCC, and She was aware that they were not allowed to contact cell phones.
Survey call about Verizon services
when i answer they hang up
no message ... did not answer
Called and tried to conduct a survey about my satisfaction with my auto insurance.
Keep hanging up - just loading the caller ID.
Called 3 times in one day!! About 15 min. apart. Leaves no msg.!!
Pennsylvania Feb 06th, 2008
They wouldn't talk they just hung up.
Washington Feb 05th, 2008
called i time per day for several days left no message cid says Renton WA
I have gotten a phone call from this number twice now in the past two days. It will ring for a couple seconds and then stop. Both days it was right around 7:00pm and I have no idea who this is and will not answer the phone to them.
I received a call from this number today. I called them back and it is to Western Watts research Company. They do a lot of surveys on many different topics. The call came in at 8:55:34 p.m. CST. Today's date is 1/30/08. Kansas.
Same as all of you except I live in Ireland
Didn't answer since number not recognized. No message left. Placed number on my Blocked Call List.
California Jan 24th, 2008
Number comes up, but name is blocked. Has been calling every evening for a week now. Does not leave any msgs.
Pennsylvania Jan 23rd, 2008
Keeps calling, does not leave a message. My number is on the Do Not Call List
Have received calls from (801) 437-3150 all around the same time for the last three days (01/16 - 01/18) on my cell phone. I answer and no body on the other end. I hang up/don't answer and no message is left.
Go to the Do Not Call website EVERY TIME they call and file a complaint! Do it!
Showed up on caller ID as Blocked name. No message was left. Live in Connecticut
I received three calls from 801-437-3150 within 24 hours, but did not answer. They ring three times then hang up. From searching their phone# on Google, they are a company called Western Wats who do push-polling. As they are a survey "service", they are not subject to DoNotCall restrictions. I have Selective Call Rejection service from my telco, so I added them to my reject list. May a camel with diarreha defecate in their ice cream.
California Jan 10th, 2008
Didn't answer. No voice mail left.
some sort of political survey--spent ten minutes asking questions on political party preference based on economic, social, and foreign affairs
Got two calls from this number today (12/23/07)for the first time. They left only vmails, asking for "head of the house" and "...hello, hello, is anybody on the line?". Thanks to this and other blogs that resulted from my Google search of 801.437.3150, I now know "who it is". They'll never get a human answering this residence line since we always screen our calls and/or turn the ringers off at night, so they are free to sit there for all eternity and talk to my friendly German voicemail. Sounds like a bunch of stupid idiots who need a real life.
Some research company. I told the dude to go away and then hung up.
California Dec 22nd, 2007
If you "opt-out" on their website, you could be setting yourself up for MORE CALLS! Sometimes companies do that to find out which phone numbers are good ones. Best to not answer. If they call odd hours report them to the BBB and unplug your phone at night. That's what I do!
Said "Private" on caller ID. Did not answer/no message.
Called last night and the night before-both after 9:00 p.m.-left no message. If I don't know who you are I don"t pick-up-the beauty of caller i.d.!
Picked up phone but no one was there. Traced the number to CCI COMM in Salt Lake City, UT, 84111 and Lehi, UT, 84043. Its a land line and the carrier is Electric Lightwave, Inc. - Utah.
got this call Saturday morning 12/8/07 at 11/28 A.M. caller ID said Western Wats wife answered call said man on the other end of line sounded like a foreigner. She hung up This is a first of what will probable be many more calls.
called 4 times in 2 days the first was at 9:30 pm & never left a message i didnt anwser because i dont recognize number
Just switched recently to t-mobile and started getting these calls. I've picked-up a couple times, but no one responds on the other end. Is t-mobile picking-up the minutes for these calls??? I'm going to call t-mobile to complain.
California Dec 03rd, 2007
called but didnt leave a message. Showed as blocked name, but number above shown
South Carolina Dec 01st, 2007
Caller Id number 801-437-3150
. They call almost every day for the last week or so and hang up before the answering machine picks up.
called, left no message, very annoying. what is the point of all this calling and not speaking? I would so get rid of my land line except that I have aging parents that can always remember my phone number when they can't remember anyone elses.
This number 801-437-3150 keeps on calling and doesn't leave any messages. Who is the right agency to report this company for harrasment
California Nov 28th, 2007
I received a call from this number today at 1541 CST. The caller ID showed CCI COMM. I answered it and a woman grumbled her name and asked for the male of the household (I despise these calls). I said "there isn't one", she asked "temporarily or permanently?", I said "permanently". She hung up. My husband thought it was funny. St. Louis MO
Thought my answering machine was a person - asked to talk to an adult said they were from TNS
I received this call two hours after a call from 801-623-4631
. I live in TX don't know anyone with this area code.
They called twice my cell twice (which is pay as you go) and I answered but no one was on the other end. Burned my minutes
Update: just called and left a polite "do not call me" message. Their number is 801-373-7735
, option 2. http://www.westernwats.com/truste.htm is the website with this info--scroll 3/4 the way down for the opt-out section. I'll try and remember to update this if I ever get calls back or not.
3 calls over the past week. Traced back the number to Western Wats. Reading the responses, they "research" just about any topic. Mine was some general banking survey.
Has anyone who requested removal from their call list (via their website email or phone number) been successful? I see many people mention the link and phone #, but has it worked?
Called 2 today within 1 hr. Didn't recognize the name or number so I didn't answer. No message was left.
This is an independant research firm. And very annoying. Unfortunately I don't think they have to adhere to the same guidelines regarding the do not call list as telemarketers do. I was rather hatefully told that they are not in sales or telemarketing, that they are just conducting a survey and want my opinion. That to me is still solicitation and unwanted in my house. Anyway, I ended up having to ask them to just not call me again and told them I was not interested. Whether or not the calls will stop, I do not know. This is the first time they called me today.
North Carolina Nov 12th, 2007
My caller I.D. said "private caller" & I did not recognize the number so I let my machine pick up the call. They left no message. This is the 3rd time they have called this weekend. I do not answer for anyone who does not identify themselves on my caller I.D.
Connecticut Nov 11th, 2007
Asked if she knew if I was on the Do Not Call List and she said since she was doing a survey, she was not subject to the restriction.
Pennsylvania Nov 09th, 2007
I didn't pick up and they didn't leave message on 11/04/2007 4:38 pm EST also got another call from cell phone # 801-623-4631
on 11/03/2007 2:09 pm EST and would not respond when I answered. This area code is located in Utah.
called serval times i even sent a text who is this NOTHING
I never answered and no messages were left.
Do I have news for you they changed their # to 1-801-437-3150
> I called the number back it was on my home phone and I got the number as I could not understand the woman caller ID is Great no luck it sent me to the web site. No one is answering the phone HMMM!!!! Do you have any idea on who I can call or email about this harrassment. firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that this is on 10/31/07 and they are not answering phones let alone email it said email address not valid
Wanted to do a health survey.
Wanted to do a survey on health. Kept asking for an adult even though I had stated that I was an adult. He needs to pull hid head out of his backside & clean the s*** out of his ears.
it rang, i answered....no body on the other line said anything..really annoying
I have received two phone calls from this number, would not answer on one of them and no message left on the second one.
They keep calling - they have called for the last 3 days in a row.
I just received a call from this company tonight. If you call the number back, you receive a voice recording that the company is Western Wats. They do surveys for manufacturers, service providers, and politicians. Considering that it is October 2007, the survey is probably related to politics and political issues.
Pennsylvania Oct 24th, 2007
CALLS EVERY DAY AT VARIOUS TIMES. 10/21/2007 AT 4:27 PM, 10/22/2007 AT 7:50 PM AND 10/23/2007 AT 3:50 PM. NEVER LEAVES A MESSAGE. I DO NOT ANSWER THE PHONE WHEN I DO NOT RECOGNIZE THE NUMBER.
Filled a report with the FCC on this number, Caller ID says, Salt Lake City, Utah. Also went to western Watts web site and sent e-mail to opt-out of them calling. Perhaps eveyone should do the same.
This is Sunday, calls so far 4:22 pm--6:08 pm-8:05 pm. Checked the computer, found this site. Good for you.Next time I will have my police whistle ready.
Washington Oct 22nd, 2007
If I answer the phone for a number that I don't recognize I tell them that I am the babysitter. Well I answered the phone and did my thing and told them that I would be home after 8 (acting as the sitter). They ended up calling back about 10 mins later. I was also getting calls by #801-623-4621
Id says Cellular Call. Very Annoying. How do they choose their targets?
There's nothing we can do about this outfit. "Surveys", as well as politicians and charitable organizations, are exempt from the DNC list.
Thank goodness for Caller ID.
I keep getting calls from this number. They have been calling me 3-4 times a night, always after 6:30pm for the past 4 days, They never leave a message, and I am very annoyed.
Washington Oct 18th, 2007
The number 801 437 3150 is calling me three times a week. I dont know who owens this number. whoever it is let them go to HELL.
It was a survey or something. I hung up on them because I was watching the MLB playoffs.
CALL 3 OR 4 TIMES AND COMES UP PRIVATE NAME AND DONT LEAVE A MESSAGE
Didn't leave message - What is CCI Comm?