Telephone Preference Service
The free opt out service enabling you to record your preference on the official register and not receive unsolicited sales or marketing calls.
This free service gives you the opportunity to opt out of receiving unsolicited calls. Once registration is complete telemarketers are legally bound not to call you.Find out more
WHY SHOULD I
register?
The Telephone Preference Service is a free service which enables you to join the official register to opt out of unsolicited sales and marketing calls.Find out more
I WANT TO MAKE A
complaint
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WHAT IS
TPS?
What is TPS?

The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) is a central opt out register whereby individuals can register their wish not to receive unsolicited sales and marketing telephone calls. It is a legal requirement that companies do not make such calls to numbers registered on the TPS.

The original legislation was introduced in May 1999. It has subsequently been updated and now the relevant legislation is the Privacy and Electronic (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.

Who can register?

The term individual includes consumers at their residential address, sole traders and, except in Scotland, partnerships.

How long will it take to become effective?

Once a number has been registered it will become effective in 28 days.

Is there any charge for registering?

No, it's free to register on the TPS.

Who pays for TPS?

No money is received from the Government to run the Service, the direct marketing industry pays for it.

Do I need to renew my subscription with the TPS?

No, the service is intended for live telephone numbers. As such, provided your telephone number remains active it will remain registered with this free service.

Stop those unwanted sales and marketing calls. It's a free service and only takes a minute.
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