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RIP Cold Calling with iOS13

February 27, 2020
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by Tim Hughes | @Timothy_Hughes | LinkedIn

Have you got the new version of operating system for the iPhone, iOS13?

Understand this also is available on Android, not being a user this is only because I’ve been told this on social media.

Back to my own experience on the iPhone.

It’s such a simple procedure. Flick of a setting and all unsolicited calls / cold calls go straight to voice mail. It certainly enables you to work without needless interruptions.

It’s such a simple idea, any call, where the callers number is not in your address book, it’s assumed to be a cold call and therefore goes straight to voicemail.

This is in addition to the standard blocking functionality. You can then screen calls straight to voice mail and then block them. Both useful pieces of functionality.

I usually let the call go to voice mail, then call the number back. You can tell by doing that if the call is a legit business call or somebody trying to sell you something. If it’s a scam call or somebody trying to sell me something, I can then just block the number.

Of course, people can still contact me on social.

Now here’s a thing. Surely, with such technology enhancements and the legislation enhancements of GDPR and CCPA it’s time to make the switch from cold calling to social selling.

Social selling, not being pitching to me using inmails or pitching to me using connection requests. That is cold calling on a social network! Using social to get in front of people, building relationships, sharing your insight, proving your relevance to my business, proving you are an expert that I would want to use in the business.

Of course Cold Calling gurus will still sell you services to leave voice mails, which I and everyone else can just delete.

There was one Cold Calling Guru who posted on social (the irony) he teaches that you have to call me with purpose. To really believe you can help me. I (as can everybody else) can now, of course screen these calls.

It reminds me of the Salesguy who called me about having an app that could work out the optimal number of car parking spaces in my office car park. As I pointed out, we don’t have an office and so don’t have an office car park. This didn’t deter him, he said he believed in what he was selling and was trying to help me.

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