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Anonymous Coward
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02/14/2013 09:38 PM
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My experiences... Just one part of many...

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is your sister pushy or what? lol that guy sounded german. weird.
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02/14/2013 09:38 PM
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[link to callnotes.org]
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Nobody called you.

It was just swamp gas...

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02/14/2013 09:39 PM

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Last summer I started getting random calls on my Virgin Mobile phone from strangers (not telemarketers). Each was from a different number, mostly were local. Many were at early hours in the morning. A few left text messages or voicemail. Then they switched to mostly Spanish or Chinese speaking callers. I always let them go to voicemail and never called them back. They gradually stopped calling. No idea how they all got my number or if it was a glitch in the system.
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They high jacked the prefix.. only appears to be a local numbers.
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02/14/2013 09:39 PM
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Every few months my phone will dial someone in my speed-dial for no reason (not butt-dialed), I think the phone companies do this to generate extra billing, it's all about the money!
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02/14/2013 09:42 PM
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My experiences... Just one part of many...

 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16559732


is your sister pushy or what? lol that guy sounded german. weird.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 34420641


Nope. Just startled that she called our house & someone else picked up.
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02/14/2013 09:44 PM

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Every few months my phone will dial someone in my speed-dial for no reason (not butt-dialed), I think the phone companies do this to generate extra billing, it's all about the money!
 Quoting: weasel keeper


My phone dials others so often that I actually pick it up and act like I dialed on purpose rather than say I didn't call.
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02/14/2013 09:45 PM
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i got a very strange phone call from a very weird number, and the voice was synthisized in a deeper tone.

call:
me: Hello?
unknown: who is this?

i hung up.
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02/14/2013 09:45 PM
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My rule is don't answer the phone or door unless you are expecting it.
 Quoting: SPIRAL COBRA


I like how you think. If I don't recognize the name on my caller ID I don't answer the phone. No exceptions. And if I'm not expecting anyone at my door I don't answer.
 Quoting: truthwillsetyoufreeagain

Yeah, well I got news for you guys saying "just don't answer the phone if you don't recognize the number" --- I tried to call my mother today and the phone call ended up connecting to a guy in SALT LAKE CITY (she lives in Kentucky). I know absolutely that I did not misdial because I selected her number from a menu of numbers that had called me. I didn't know that it misrouted the call untill minutes later when I looked at the (MODIFIED!) menu. All I knew at the time is I was trying to call my mother and I reached some weirdo drunk schlub who sounded thuggish, and there was muffled female screams in the background.....WTF I though somebody was kidnapping and killing her!
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02/14/2013 09:48 PM
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My rule is don't answer the phone or door unless you are expecting it.
 Quoting: SPIRAL COBRA


I like how you think. If I don't recognize the name on my caller ID I don't answer the phone. No exceptions. And if I'm not expecting anyone at my door I don't answer.
 Quoting: truthwillsetyoufreeagain

Yeah, well I got news for you guys saying "just don't answer the phone if you don't recognize the number" --- I tried to call my mother today and the phone call ended up connecting to a guy in SALT LAKE CITY (she lives in Kentucky). I know absolutely that I did not misdial because I selected her number from a menu of numbers that had called me. I didn't know that it misrouted the call untill minutes later when I looked at the (MODIFIED!) menu. All I knew at the time is I was trying to call my mother and I reached some weirdo drunk schlub who sounded thuggish, and there was muffled female screams in the background.....WTF I though somebody was kidnapping and killing her!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 34423764


Yep. Just like what happened to me. My sister called my house and someone else answered. A week or so ago, I called my sister's phone & got the voicemail of someone I didn't recognize. After I hung up, I pushed 'redial' and was then connected with my sister.
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I had someone from Washington randomly calling me. One night they called at midnight and it seemed like someone was listening even though no one talked so I did reverse heavy breathing. I hope they were listening. After that the calls ended.
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Every few months my phone will dial someone in my speed-dial for no reason (not butt-dialed), I think the phone companies do this to generate extra billing, it's all about the money!
 Quoting: weasel keeper


My phone dials others so often that I actually pick it up and act like I dialed on purpose rather than say I didn't call.
 Quoting: WindyMind


I actually dial numbers and pretend I butt dialed them when I'm bored and lonely. ;)
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02/14/2013 09:49 PM

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is it only on cell phones? I had one these days from another country.. never had this before
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Was probably my son Chris trying to find out where his yearly money from Greece is. LOL
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02/14/2013 09:49 PM
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Sorry, didn't read but 1st post, hope I am not repeating something.

#open mind; could be google getting voice prints for their glasses software database.

The more you say and inflect assists computer recognition later.

Try new voices, be grandma.
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Lol reverse heavy breathing.
I thought I was the only one.
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weasel keeper

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In the past 20 minutes I've received 3 calls from different area codes... each time there is silence.

Called back all 3 and all 3 have said they did not call me...

I imagine its my friends fucking with me, but what better place to check to see if anyone else is getting things like this than here...

Well? Bueller? Bueller?
 Quoting: pinkshirtguy


I get a few calls a day...very annoying. I have renewed my "do not call" information, but to no avail.

In the past 4 years, the calls have increased. That "do not call" list was once enforced by the government, but they don't care anymore.

The calls I receive are from various area codes. They once were identified on caller ID as "Out of Area," or 1-800 numbers, so I didn't pick up. Now, they come from my area code plus various other area codes.

When I answer, there is silence, but then a recorded message comes on, and they're giving me a discount on something. Today I was "chosen for"...probably lowering my credit card bills, but I hung up before I found out. My caller ID said it was from Florida.

The government promised to do something about it, and they did....but that was five years ago.
 Quoting: nutmeg

From what I was told, You have to renew your phone # with the do-not-call list every year, as it expires in that time.
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pinkshirtguy (OP)

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02/14/2013 09:50 PM
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Nobody called you.

It was just swamp gas...

agent
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33292068


ah, makes sense. had swamp ass at the time
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02/14/2013 09:51 PM
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Sorry, didn't read but 1st post, hope I am not repeating something.

#open mind; could be google getting voice prints for their glasses software database.

The more you say and inflect assists computer recognition later.

Try new voices, be grandma.
 Quoting: Placebo 2399022


this is very possible
poyl
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02/14/2013 09:52 PM
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It's the NSA. They're lining you up to be abducted and and have your mind wiped this weekend.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4259718


Funny, but not funny. Have gotten calls from a phone number in WDC. Have gotten calls from a phone number assigned to the NSA in Maryland. Funny how a nation that supposedly fought a revolutionary war to escape the control of the King of England, and the Queen Mary, are more under their control than they have ever been!
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02/14/2013 09:54 PM
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The other day I got a call from a random number. I answered, and all it said was "you are going to die, diiiiiie, die now, monster, die." It sounded like a recording, not an actual live person. It ended with a high pitch, blood curdling female scream, and then cut off. It scared the hell out of me. I was afraid, and then angry, so I tried to call it back. It immediately kicked over to an operator saying "this line is no longer in service." Fucking creepy.
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02/14/2013 09:54 PM
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I can explain it. It's a call center. What they do is call you and put YOU on hold until one of their prisoners is available to speak with you.


Actually, they 'mass dial' multiple numbers, and the first line to answer gets passed to a rep, then the rest get a dead line unless a rep gets free and picks up.

I give them 2 seconds to answer, then hang up. If it's someone who really wants me, they'll call back right away. Call centers won't.


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Anyone else get strange numbers with area codes from across the country & then when you pick up it's a friend or a family member? That happens to us constantly.
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02/14/2013 09:57 PM
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Ive been getting calls for Christie Langston recently..

They ask for her, I say wrong number and they hang up.
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02/14/2013 09:57 PM
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I got an unrecognized number, and so i did the heavy breathing and husky voiced i said now fuck off.

Next day i realized it was for a job, they were calling me back to confirm o had got it. $700k per year tax free, full beneifts and a scumpany car just for picking up the phone and using a pleasant voice manner.

y_tears
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02/14/2013 09:58 PM

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Do you know anyone that died recently? Sometimes they will call and you won't hear anything...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 5315433


This is a prank call using the old woman from the Twilight Zone's "Night Caller."

Hilarious!


 Quoting: truthwillsetyoufreeagain


Yes, this is hilarious!

I listened all the way through.

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02/14/2013 09:59 PM
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Anyone else get strange numbers with area codes from across the country & then when you pick up it's a friend or a family member? That happens to us constantly.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16559732


Sounds like your incoming calls are being rerouted.

No it doesn't.

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02/14/2013 09:59 PM
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For a second there I read you got hungry.

Not the effect that is supposed to occur.
Double sense
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02/14/2013 10:00 PM
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I get a few calls a day...very annoying. I have renewed my "do not call" information, but to no avail.

In the past 4 years, the calls have increased. That "do not call" list was once enforced by the government, but they don't care anymore.

The calls I receive are from various area codes. They once were identified on caller ID as "Out of Area," or 1-800 numbers, so I didn't pick up. Now, they come from my area code plus various other area codes.

When I answer, there is silence, but then a recorded message comes on, and they're giving me a discount on something. Today I was "chosen for"...probably lowering my credit card bills, but I hung up before I found out. My caller ID said it was from Florida.

The government promised to do something about it, and they did....but that was five years ago.
 Quoting: nutmeg


I used to have a problem with unwanted calls until I followed some advice a friend told me.
When you answer the phone and hear silence, without putting the phone down, quickly hit numbers randomly on your phone. Then put your phone down.
If it is a call centre, apparently it misleads their automatic dialing machine into thinking it is calling a fax machine and it throws your number off the list. It seems to have worked for me.
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02/14/2013 10:00 PM

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I can explain it. It's a call center. What they do is call you and put YOU on hold until one of their prisoners is available to speak with you.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 6685296


Actually, they 'mass dial' multiple numbers, and the first line to answer gets passed to a rep, then the rest get a dead line unless a rep gets free and picks up.

I give them 2 seconds to answer, then hang up. If it's someone who really wants me, they'll call back right away. Call centers won't.


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Call centers are holding people prisoner?


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Oh yeah, like you'd understand anyway.

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nutmeg

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02/14/2013 10:00 PM

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Nobody called you.

It was just swamp gas...

agent
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Maybe in Mexico?

wtf

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