Tricky one this. I prefer to email first and establish contact that way and ask a few questions if not covered by their profile. I like to see the response I get from that because If they cant be arsed to reply then I don't want their number anyway. Although I have a separate phone for punting, I still don't want to give it out to all and sundry in any case. It also gives the WG a chance to check my feedback so that they can see its a genuine enquiry. I would like to think that WG's without numbers on their profile can be a little more "selective" about who they see by looking at who the punter has seen before - I always check where the WG has been from her feedback so its fair that she should be able to check mine! Not everyone leaves feedback, I know, so it cant be a comprehensive check but its at least a guide.
My ex regular WG did not display her number but would email it to " reasonable" enquiries. She used to get dozens of calls when she put a "spare" number on her profile - mostly from timewasters ringing at all hours of the day either asking stupid questions, drunk people, or people obviously "busy" with their other hand whilst they try to ask whether she would do this or that. So, I can see why she didn't advertise her number.
I can appreciate that some WG's like to work on the their phone rather than by mail. If a WG isn't bright enough to compile a reasonable response to a mail or cannot be bothered to reply then they are probably not a person I would want to see anyway. Personally, I hate to get a reply just saying "call me" when they could have answered the question as quickly whilst they were emailing me!
I had one WG that responded to an RB outcall that displayed her number and turned up 4 hours late to the booking. It turned out that she had started out to me, got half way and then returned home to do a quickie booking that rang her mobile and then took another call whilst she was still there. When I chased her, she was always "on her way" etc.,, so that's one reason I don't like numbers on profiles!
My impression is that WG's with numbers can "drop everything" (no pun intended) and be with you at reasonably short notice whilst WG's without numbers seem to be more organised and can schedule jobs better. From my own experiences, WG's without numbers seem to give a better service whereas WG's with numbers seem to be more "production line, next please - what did you want again?"
I do like to talk to the WG before we meet to break the ice etc., but when I have decided that she is the one.
At last someone on here that gets it! And talking sense
If a girl has a good reputation then she will rarely be available at short notice and if she is busy then rarely able to answer the phone
Jimmy there is a hint in that statement
I take my number down when I've got enough bookings or if I'm not working that day/week
as soon as my number goes back up it goes mental again.
If I left my number on and switch my phone off then when I turn it on I could have 10+ (has been as many as 50!) messages and most saying " why are you ignoring me"
Nearly all my bookings are booked days before by email or by phone, i really dont mind, but if I'm busy then I don't check my emails as often, and feedback has never been a deal breaker for me
The thing is, and you Are all gonna hate me for saying this...
We really do hold the power!
We CAN pick and choose and turn someone down just because we don't like his tone
For everyone I turn down there will be another coming along soon
Sorry guys I know it's not what you want to hear, but it's the truth
By the way when I say I'm fully booked up it doesn't mean I cram in as many as I can
I don't do this every day I only do what I need really