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Old 10-05-05, 10:57 AM   #1
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Unknown Name Unknown Number

once a day I get a phone call at home with an Unknown Name Unknown Number on the caller ID. I pick up the phone and no one is there. I'll wait 15--20 seconds thinking it's an automatic dialer and a human voice will come on the phone and sell me salvation. No one ever comes on the phone. Once in awhile I'll hear clicks, but that's about it.

Does anyone know what might be going on?
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Old 10-05-05, 11:05 AM   #2
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Do you have any unexplained scarring? Perhaps behind the ears or the back of your neck? Do you have missing time, where you just have no memory of what happened?

Oh nevermind, I forgot you frequent the fixed forum...If you do experience these things, it's probably nothing except too much libations.
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Old 10-05-05, 11:11 AM   #3
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it's probably an automatic dialer of some sort .perhaps searching for a fax connection or something like that.
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Old 10-05-05, 11:15 AM   #4
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Don't they trace the line to a downed pole w\wires laying across a graveyard?
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it's not a fax, I've dealt with that before. It seems like the call is intentional. Like they want to know if it's a working phone number with a human on the other end.
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It's giving you subliminal messages...
WAR IS PEACE
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I got bored and felt like messing with you. Sorry.
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once a day I get a phone call at home with an Unknown Name Unknown Number on the caller ID. I pick up the phone and no one is there. I'll wait 15--20 seconds thinking it's an automatic dialer and a human voice will come on the phone and sell me salvation. No one ever comes on the phone. Once in awhile I'll hear clicks, but that's about it.

Does anyone know what might be going on?
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Old 10-05-05, 08:35 PM   #10
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Oooooo.....that's right! I'm not watching any of YOUR videos!!!! AAUuuuuughhhhh!!!!!!!
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Old 10-05-05, 08:38 PM   #11
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Oh and pleeeeese don't tell me your bike is an.....IronHORSE!!!!!!!! YAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!! WHY DID YOU ANSWER THE PHONE????????
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Old 10-05-05, 08:47 PM   #12
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Old 10-06-05, 07:12 AM   #13
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Caller ID has gotten worse from my experience, both for cell and lan. Most of the times those clicks and silence are automated dialoer applications. They queue up 75 people to call. They have an algorithm that basically says person #1 will be done in 1.5 minutes and then they start dialing at say 1.45 minutes. Sometimes the wait is too long and then they hang up, sometimes you get the "we have some important information for you.." etc. It is the "spam" of phones.


If you don't have many people who would be calling you without a caller id i would just make a habit of not even bothering to pick up the phone when it doesnt show caller id.
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Old 10-27-05, 10:53 AM   #14
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Before the govt stepped in to help stop telemarketers with the Do Not Call registry I bought this box from the a company called CallMeNot. At the risk of sounding commercial it's a cool device. Whenever it is turned on the first thing people hear is the "bee..bee..BEEEP" that you would recognize as a "number out of service" tone.

After the beep thing a recording says something like "if you are a friend or relative of this caller and wish to contact them press 1 now..."

The Beep thing informs an automated dialer that your number is out of service and they will not add your number to their database.

I don't use this anymore as it's a little annoying for people who call me (my 82 year old mother never figured it out and quit calling me) and the Do Not Call registry drastically cut down on the number of my unwanted calls.

You may want to check into this if you want relief from automated dialers.
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Old 10-27-05, 10:57 AM   #15
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I once read a book that explained away all such calls as being from the spirit world.....people from beyond the grave trying to contact you.

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Old 10-27-05, 11:46 AM   #16
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Old 10-27-05, 12:08 PM   #17
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Jack is very bored today isn't he.
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Old 10-27-05, 12:13 PM   #18
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Get "Privacy Manager" from your phone company if they offer it. Any calls with blocked caller ID are intercepted and the caller is presented with options for identifying himself/herself.

It stops telemarketers and others who block their caller ID cold.
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