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Comments on Saturday 7 October 2006:
Brilliant telemarketing call.
Me: "Hello?"
"Hello... (pause) Hello?"
"Hello?"
"What?"
"Hello?"
"Hi, I am calling from (indistinguishable) (crackle) we can save you (crackle)ty percent on your phone calls, who is your (crackle)der at the moment?"
"I'm not interested in this."
"What?"
"Please take me off your call list."
"What?"
(hangs up)
I think they must have misunderstood the purpose - you're supposed to save people money on their phonecalls, not words. [19:08]

Nameless
In some ways it was effective you did pay for the collect call or you will in a few days when you get your bill.

RavenBlack
That's not how collect calls work.

Nameless
Thepartwheretheautomatedoperatoraskingifyouwouldliketoacceptacollectcallcanbe bypassed.

Carina
Uhm.... don't they have to get your permission before charging you? If they didn't, it's theft... Nameless, UK systems may work differently to those in the US, if that's what you're thinking?

RavenBlack
Mm, don't know about the US, you can be charged for people making ordinary calls to your mobile phone, there, so who knows what sort of insane billed-for-service-you-never-asked-for things they have going on.
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