hey brett stfu you fagamarketer
get a real job while you're at it
In addition to my other post I have a question. Why do people leave their email addresses in these posts, so that anyone can see it??
MissDarlene Aug 20th, 2009
I received this call last night and did a search. Western Wats is just a survey company. They are not a bunch of weirdos or anything. I participate in surveys online, so this might be where they got my info. The call was not bothersome. If I was home I would have taken the survey and asked that they remove my name from their list. Everyone is so hostile before finding out who callers are. Also, why do people leave post to Western Wats on this forum? It's not like Western Wats is going to read or receive your message here!!
MissDarlene Aug 20th, 2009
why are you calling my cell do not call me on any of my cells again i donot take calls from 801 # if you have questions e-mail me at jisbell06 @excite 'com
james isbell Jun 25th, 2009
LED read out shows Western Watts. Nothing on other end of line when you pick up. 2x today (10/1/08).
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,
They left no message.I'm on the DNC list.
We are on the do not call list. This number shows up on the caller ID at least once a day sometimes more.
I have been getting calls from unknown and Western Wats around 5:00 pm and 5:45 pm., when ever we answer they hang up. Who are these calls from and why are they harrassing me?
Nancy Zoller Aug 12th, 2008
Another pinhead needing extermination
Number One Jul 23rd, 2008
Western Wats, not Western Watts! (See http://www.westernwats.com/) Conducting a voter survey.
Called several times and never leave a message. Last night it was 9:50 pm. which is a ridiculous time to call. We're on the DNC list too but it doesn't seem to matter.
Bothers me they knew my full name. Totally bogus. I think she said she was calling on behalf of my cell phone company.
Receiving 4 calls per day, 3 days in a row so far. The last call was at 9pm tonight. I said hello 3 times loudly..they hung up. Call came up "cellular call" 1-801-623-4623 on the caller ID.
Yes, got a call also from this number. Did not answer it nor did they leave a msg. On the Do Not Call List... It has gotten to the point that unless I know the caller id, I don't bother answering the phone. Also, receive fax tones daily - no fax. Having a phone sucks now....
also on DNC list. unfamiliar with the number so i did not pick up, caller didnot leave message,
"I'm republican... so dont call me .....
Pretty sure its probably a call for a democratic presidential candidate, not really covered by dnc"
Pretty sure you are a dumb ass republican as all usually are. Read before you post, has absolutely nothing to do with politics.
anti-republican Apr 26th, 2008
Call goes to message and breathing is on for a second or two then a hang up. On DNC list
I'm republican... so dont call me .....
Pretty sure its probably a call for a democratic presidential candidate, not really covered by dnc
republican Apr 17th, 2008
I'm on the DO NOT CALL LIST... fig. that out!!!!!!!
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
Didnot answer, they didnt leave a voicemail.
Called today at 7:27 pm, I answered and after 10-15 seconds they asked for someone who doesn't live here. Right last name, but that's it. Very apologetic when I told her it was a wrong number, hopefully they won't keep calling.
My daughter just got a cell phone thru t-mobile and immediately received a call from a creep at western watts - called t-mobile and they said to call the police which we are doing.
Called me on 3/10/08 at 8:50 p.m. even though my number is on the DNC list.
First call was no response when cell was answered with our business greeting. Second call a minute later was responded to with "hello". Caller wanted to talk to someone who handles phone service for our organization. Told them this was the third time someone had called asking this (didn't note the phone number on previous occasions) and that we had said each time that we don't discuss internal operations with complete strangers and to stop calling us.
I AM ON THE DO NOT CALL LIST. HOWEVER, THEY STILL CALLED. SEVERAL TIMES IN FEBRUARY 2008.
4 calls and no messages - I'm guessing it's related to T-mobile phone and service I just bought since that's the number they called me on.
Hung up without leaving a message at a number on the DNC list at 8 PM.
I'm on DNC list. Why are they still calling?
Called at 9:24 pm. Caller ID said "Provo". They didn't leave a message. I'm on the DNC list. Probably a political campaign call which is exempt from the DNC list.
called three times today no one on other end. we are on dnc list.
Called me the other day when I wasn't home. Didn't leave a message. Called me again tonight at 8:42PM and hung up a couple seconds after I answered the phone. I could hear noise in background (other people talking I think). I am on the DNC list.
Pretty sure its probably a call for a democratic presidential candidate, not really covered by dnc
out of area on Jan 29, 2008 at 10:49 AM. No one on line and rec'd another call on Jan 31, 2008 at 12:21 PM.
I'm on the national do not call list, but have been receiving a lot of calls from this number. Often they leave a message on the machine with a confused-sounding human voice saying some variation of "may I speak to the male head of household."
i received this call 3 times last evening, january 16th , but no one was on the line.
caller id =provo utah.
we are supposed to be on the DNC list!
Called twice yesterday and once already today.
I have been getting call from this number even though I am on the do not call list, and have a "zapit" inline.
12/18/07 8:54 p.m. Caller asked my 13 year old asked to speak with a person 18 years or older who resided here. When I answered they asked if I was a registered voter and what my views were...WHAT THE...I told them that I'am on the DNC list and I was told that we are non profit and we can call who we want when we want!...Funny thing...I have a 9 year old deaf daughter and we have a TDY device that typed everything so I will be turning this over to the FCC!!! Fricken Losers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
elways4ever Dec 19th, 2007
I just got this cell phone activated 3 days ago and this # has called 4 times! I don't want to run up my cell minutes but I was unsure if it was family from out of state and when I pick up, there is silence. I just ignore it now. I'm on the dnc list. I wish solicitors would respect that.
they called us at 8:26 am and woke us up...we are on the DNC list!!!! It is against the law to begin making phone calls before 9am!!!!!
Never answered cell phone because I didn't know who it was. I researched the number and found it to be a telemarketing company/research company. I am on the Do Not Call List for telemarketers on my home and cell phones, so they should not even be calling me.
I have received 3 calls from this number within 7 hours. they do not leave a message. am on the DNC list.
teddygirl25 Dec 13th, 2007
Left no message, called yesterday and again just a few minutes ago.
called and didn't leave message?
Said they were conducting a survey on my recent hospital experience, named the hospital I had been at. Said the survey would take about 10 minutes, and then asked if visit to the hospital was heart related. I replied no, and the guy said thanks and hung up. Seems odd, so went looking around and found this. Also on DNC list. Thought this was legit cuz I thought medical records were supposed to be private per HIPAA?!? Obviously not.
they did not leave message they called my new cell phone
The call was at 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 25, 2007. Answering machine picked up, the caller did not say anything.
Jerry Blackerby Nov 25th, 2007
Called here 3 days in a row - left message because they thought the answering machine was a person.
Said they were "TNS" ?
I get this call every night.. went to web site - its a survey company; garbage, & I'm on the DNC list.. how can they get away with this!!.. I filed a complaint .. I urge everyone to do the same.. I want to be left alone ...
We are on the Do Not Call List, Plan on reporting them. This number has called 3 times this week between 8 and 9 pm.
We get repeated phone calls from this number: 801-623-4623!
No one responds when we answer the phone. THe number is based in UTAH!
STOP CALLING!~ We are on the both our state and our federal DO NOT CALL LIST!
Michele W. Nov 12th, 2007
Also on the Do Not Call list.
I think they have this entire thing SDRAWKCAB (BACKWARDS)! There should be an "OTC" list(Okay-To-Call), instead of the current DNC list! List tracking would be much easier, too!
It's a HASSLE for everyone TO HAVE TO go through all of these sign-up lists "not to be bothered." And, maybe, if the telemarketers had just their two numbers they're allowed to call, the receivers would finally get sick of it, JOIN US, and this mess would be HISTORY!!
I don't understand--never will--anyone "wanting" telemarketer calls, of any kind, in their home/business/personal lives. When I'm at home, I don't want to take a survey about someone else's business; when I'm at work, that's what I want to do, not take a call about car glass replacement, etc. And, when I get these calls on my cell phone ~ well, we won't go there...but again, it's "ME" that HAS TO DO SOMETHING to resolve it ~ WASTE OF TIME, because it will just be a different number next time!
This is past "getting old." In my opinion, this should've been changed yesterday! (Which, BTW, would work well in our home!)
TBG ~ Telemarketers Be Gone!
It is a survey/data collection company. www.westernwats.com. I received the call @7pm, then filed a complaint with the Do Not Call registry. If we all file a complaint, it may help stop the harassment from the unwanted calls.
Said out of area, let it go to answering machine but no message. They have called in the past and asked for the head-of-house. We are on the no call list, but they ignore it.
I am on the Do Not Call list, and it is 8:00 p.m. which isn't really late, but late enough to be bothered!
We are a very busy office and don't appreciate these kinds of calls. I emailed them to remove our numbers from their list so we'll just see what happens.
They asked for my husband by first name. They were doing a survey on voting on State Senators and Assemblymen in the State of New Jersey. The caller spoke broken English and insisted she was in Nevada when my husband asked why someone from Utah was calling about New Jersey voting/elections. We are also on the DNC list.
Two calls on the same day - dead air both times. We've been on DNC list for years. I called the number and got a voice recording about Western Wats and participating in surveys. Went to their web page and emailed them demanding our number be removed from their list. Here's the link: http://www.westernwats.com/contact_us.htm. There's also a phone number - you can call them as well.
These people are as dumb as old hippy Democrats. It is like trying to deal with the Reverend Jim Ignatowski from that old show, "Taxi."
Uncle Brian Oct 22nd, 2007
Second call from this number in two days. One listed as Western Watts, the other as Provo, UT. Didn't pick up either time... anyone know what the calls are about?
We are also on the Do Not Call List
Ron Dailey Oct 22nd, 2007
They just started calling us on 10/20/07
here there are
701 East Timpanogos Parkway
Orem, UT 84097
I may sent them a few choice faxes
this is a survey company, you can call 801-623-4624
and ask them to add you to their do not call list.
It is a political survey. I quit after 20 minutes of questions about candidates, issues, etc. The guy said we were half done, and I said I didn't wish to continue, they wanted to call back and I said NO.
3 calls tonight. we are on the don't call list phishng scam??
No voice on the other end. Am on DNC list.
Got a call from number 801-623-4624
I didn't answer it. It has Provo, UT. They didn't leave a message. It is the second call in 2 days. I am on the DNC list.
Left a VM stating they were what sounded like the "Loyalty Research Center".
Called at 5:33pm. I asked her if she knew about the DNC list. She said in very broken english they do not subscribe to that. I told her not to call again and hung up
multiple calls, but i miss them all or ignore them
Always calls around 9 and on Sunday. Doesn't leave a message. I am also on the DNC list but they don't seem to know this.
DNC only applies to telemarketers. This is NOT a telemarketing company (as others have said in previous posts) so please understand the DNC list DOES NOT APPLY.
Here is a link to their website so you can request to be placed on the company's internal DNC list:
rings and hangs up...on redial says its an unavailable pager number
Its the goddamned Conservatives
To all you out there that have worked for these companies that want information, as in politics, it makes NO difference now does it? And don't get so pissy when you played a BIG part of this kind of intrusion in our lives. Survey's what are they good for? ABSOLUTLY NOTHING! They are just yet another tax write off, they serve no true purpose. If you want to defend something, get a bit more serious and actually make a difference, but do NOT think you have the right to call me when your damn good and ready. I control my life, not allowing nimrods such as yourself to call my home when you damn well feel like it. You do NOT have that right rather being paid for this kind of mind numbing, contributing to society kind of work! WOW, money for nothing. Except for the fact that people like myself would like to wrap something called integrity, around your sponge bob head. Like I said, what's YOUR home phone number, I have a few questions?
These freaks need to be taken down, they are EVERYTHING that is wrong with this country! I WANT TO KNOW THIER HOME PHONE NUMBER!
Said they were performing a call about banking. When I said I was on the DNC list, they said they were not telemarketers but were taking a survey.
We are on do not call list call twice ...no one on the other end on the DNC list
...this is Part 3 of a larger message. The full message is at:
...By mail, use the address of the business office in Provo listed above:
290 West Center St.
Provo, UT 84601
By phone, call them at:
I hope that helps to clear up the mystery of who is cluttering up your phone's caller log. Yes it is very annoying that they block their outgoing caller-ID, but that's not the fault of the poor young people working as phonejockeys. Don't take your frustration out on the people who call, because they're already frustrated themselves. If they had any career prospects right now, then they wouldn't be slaving away on the phones for a pittance over minimum-wage. Most are students who couldn't give a darn about what survey they are carrying out, and this type of work makes them develop a pretty thick skin, pretty quickly. They develop what I call "personality callouses" so any foul language you might hurl at them just washes right off (and your rant will likely be recorded anyway, so don't be a jerk!)
On a sidenote to Western Wats: why don't you change your outgoing caller-ID to say "survey" instead of "unavailable"? If I see "unavailable" on an unknown incoming call, there's just Zero Chance that I'm going to pick up. But if I see "survey" then I get the option to decide whether I'm not too busy to answer a few questions. I'm betting that you only get a few "hits" per 1,000 placed calls. If your caller-ID said "survey" then I'd bet that you'll double or triple your number of "hits".
I See Them Sep 25th, 2007
Now, as to who these callers actually are...
Western Wats has two locations in Provo, Utah (about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City):
290 West Center Street in Provo, UT 84601. At the corner of South 3rd Street West, two blocks east of Pioneer Park and two blocks west of University Avenue. This is the business office.
701 Timpanogos Parkway in Orem, UT 84097. Orem is on the northern outskirts of Provo, and Western Wats is at the corner of Timpanogos Parkway and Research Way, just across the railroad tracks from Orem Cemetery. This building is their call center.
Why don't they answer when you pick up? Because their automated dialing system calls a batch of numbers at once, and the first one to make a live connection is routed to one of their phonejockeys, and the rest of the calls are dropped. Yes, this is highly annoying, but it is the most efficient way (in their eyes) to get the maximum number of completed surveys per hour.
How can you get them to stop calling you? There are three ways. First, when you get a call from 801-623-4621
or -4622, -4623, etc. through -4631, you wait until a real person speaks, then just ask them (in your sweetest voice) to "please remove this number from the call list." If the phonejockey is not a complete a-hole, they will tap a few keys and remove your number.
The second way is to go online to their website. Just add ".com" to the company's name. On the website, there is a link to a page where you can enter your number and ask that they remove you from their call list.
I See Them Sep 25th, 2007
(continued from previous post) This is not an invasion of your privacy and it is in fact an opportunity for you to voice your opinion if you either liked or disliked service you recently received from a company with which you have done business. And they not only have the right to call you, but are fullfilling a legal agreement with the company that hired them to call you and ask for your feedback on whatever topic they have been hired to cover. It's just a phonecall. Answer it once and just say, "no thanks, please take me off the survey list." The phone calls stop and you're done with it. And no, I don't work for the company. Before yesterday, I had never heard of them. I looked them up, followed the instructions on the web site when they called the second time (first time, I didn't answer either) and that's that. No big deal.
If you haven't already read this in other posts, the company is a legitimate survey company (no selling, no scams). What they are doing is perfectly legal, is not in violation of the NDNC laws, and frankly is not a hassle if you handle it like a reasonable adult and don't go throwing childish temper tantrums (which get you nowhere with anyone anyway). The person calling you works for Western Wats (one t in Wats) which has been hired by a firm with whom you do some sort of business. WW is under contract to survey peformance of service companies (for instance, Time Warner Cable hires them to call their customers), conducts public opinion/perception polls, and is generaly getting the pulse of what people want/think. If you don't wish to participate in the survey, answer the phone and politely say no thanks, and ask to be removed from the calling list. They will do that (worked for me just fine).
I found out it was the company Western Wats when they left part of a message thinking they were actually talking to someone. I googled "Western Wats" and found out it was a survey research company. It said because their company is not a telemarketing company, even if you are on the DO NOT CALL LIST they can still call you. It also said if you contact them they can put you on thier own DO NOT CALL LIST.
ON DNC list wanted to talk to sign up to vote
9/22 2:02pm called UNKNOWN CALLER on ID. I am on the DNC list. No message.
Just the number showed up on my cell phone. It was @ 4:45pm. I hope this doesn't continue to happen like it has for you folks
I got called twice, asked for phone system and then hangup. I think the maketing compnay try to collect the phone number if it's active or not, then they will sell the number to ads company.
Received this call on 9/17/07 on both my phone lines, on one didn't leave a message, on the ohter I heard a phone hang up on my voicemail. I was on the line on an important call and fortunately didn't answer the call wait. I am on DNC list, thanks to this website will report it to them.
Also on the DNC list, received a call tonight from 801-623-4621
,with no response from the caller. Could this be construed as a blatant form of telephone terrorism? Hello...Homeland Security?
I'm on Do Not Call list... 2nd call today from this #. No one there when I answer......
Call came in as Out of Area with the number t around 8PM. Since I have caller ID, I didn't pick up. My answering machine came on and then some foreign sounding guy, said he was calling from some research company...couldn't understand the name of the company. He started speaking, asking for me by name, but pronounced wrong and then said "any body on the line, hello" and finally hung up. I am on the DNC list and am reporting it to DoNotcall.gov which I am doing now for every one of these kind of calls.