I WOULD recommend readers pestered by nuisance phone calls to purchase a landline package with “call blocking”.

I bought a new phone last July and setting it up I activated “call blocking” quite accidentally. I then couldn’t get rid of it, despite reading the manual.

But it has been a revelation. Since July 7, 2019, I have not had to race to the phone only to find it was a nuisance call. Prior to that, and I am not exaggerating, I received at least two a day, sometimes in excess of five.

This went on for years and I just accepted it.

I do however apologise to those who phone the house and have to identify who they are before they are allowed through.

Mike Taylor, Darlington