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1. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1992 posts) 7y

Wanted: A telephone that ignores all robo calls. Surely with technology today, this device would sell a billion.

(don't know if you have robo in all parts of the world yet, but just wait your turn, it's coming!

Robo Calls are advertising calls made automatically by a computer, and 99.99% of them are unwanted and a general pain in the neck!)

[ Edit: Edited on 19-May-2009, at 17:25 by Daawgon ]

2. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 7y

I am right there with you...Those things are farking sickening...They are the reason I gave up a home phone all together...I had an answering machine that would accept them and just record the nonsense for however long they went on. And if I'd actually answer them myself, the machine would tell me to HOLD while I waited for them to irritate me...I think the frakking things should be illegal. Thankfully, they haven't broached the cell market yet.

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3. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 7y

Yep, that would be cool indeed.

Even better if there was a button to play the sounds of screaming babies to telemarketers. I could then just say, "Let me just put you on to the head of the household", hit the hold button and let the telemarketer listen to the death screams. Or a toddler just saying things like "tinkle, tinkle" or "poo poo" . Yes, I think I'd buy that phone just for kicks. Bonus points if I could record the telemarketers reaction.

Or alternatively, I could just hand the phone over to Miles next time and see what he does with it.

4. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 7y

OooooH! Peter! Excellent Idea! Offensive Weapon!

5. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 7y

Wow. I've never heard of robo-calls. I do have a silent number though so never get any calls from anyone trying to sell anything.

6. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 7y

We get 2 to 20 calls a day, depending on the time of month....they really load up the calls at the end of the month to try to make their quotas.

I once told one that I wasn't the owner of the house. Told him I was from Belgium. He asked "Really, where's that?"

This guy really has an art for bugging these people Tom Mabe and Revenge on the Telemarketers. He completely diverts their attention from what they're selling and actually makes them worry about what he's doing (like yelling at an imaginary child to "get back in yer box boy or I'll get out the bat again"). One woman went so far as to try to call the police on him.....great stuff.

7. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 7y

Quoting beerman

This guy really has an art for bugging these people Tom Mabe and Revenge on the Telemarketers. He completely diverts their attention from what they're selling and actually makes them worry about what he's doing (like yelling at an imaginary child to "get back in yer box boy or I'll get out the bat again"). One woman went so far as to try to call the police on him.....great stuff.

Haha, I might have to try that.. seems safer than trying to mess with the nigerian scammers.