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Receiving random dead calls
May 23, 2013
3:55 pm
flopticalcube
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My son has been getting some random calls from unknown numbers on his phone recently that are dropped as soon as he answers them. Is this a network issue? His number is widely known (close group of family/friends).

May 23, 2013
5:05 pm
iamdrumming
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Probably a telemarketer. I get the same calls. If he doesn't recognize a number, just let it go to voice-mail, as I do. If they really want to get a hold of him, they will leave a message, otherwise you'll be paying for airtime if you answer the call.

May 23, 2013
5:39 pm
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If only it was so easy. The numbers appear to be coming from various, unrelated local businesses and when answered the calls just drop. Its happened to him 6 times in the last 2 days. He hasn't noticed any charges for them so it looks like they are dropped before or just as he answers. He didn't receive any today so maybe it was a system glitch.

May 23, 2013
6:33 pm
fefrie
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I usually just google the calls coming in and you can get a pretty good idea as to who is calling you , and you can also google your son's phone number to see if there is any business history with it.

May 28, 2013
8:06 am
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Here is a trick to stop telemarketers. Before your message starts use a "sit.wav" file which is a tone Bell uses to indicate a disconnected line. It sounds like Doo dah dee.

See this link and at the end of the article there is a link to download the wav file.

http://www.modemspeedtest.com/.....dinner.htm