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Subject: Re: Telephone Ring Suppressor
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References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <3D8D4E05.533D18D4@pcb-designer.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 13:55:25 GMT
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Organization: Cox Communications
In article <3D8D4E05.533D18D4@pcb-designer.com>,
>> You could however create some sort of voice-response
>> system where the choice 'leave a message' actually
>> makes your phone ring. A tele-marketeer will never
>> leave a message...
> The telemarketers in Oregon are stubborn. I regularly
> have to erase messages from them, and the voice mail
> specifically tells them NOT to.
> I would think a request to dial a passnumber would be
> more effective for those who are not on your "dial
> through" list...
I think there is now a new form of telemarketing in which
they actually try to get an answering machine so they can
leave a long-winded message asking why you haven't responded
to their previous offer of "pre-approved" financing, or
whatever. I have picked up the line while they were leaving
such a message, and always found it to be a recording.
So the logic of this would be the opposite of the usual
telescum dialer logic - now if your answering machine picks
up, they detect that and leave a message - all requiring no
operator time at their end. But if you answer personally,
their computer hangs up on you. So now they can run an
entire telescum operation with absolutely no labor at all.
And of course there's no way to ask them to put you on their
I think we need to put this entire industry out of business.
If it takes a constitutional amendment to so that, fine.
We still need a cheap answering machine which REQUIRES you
to enter a number sequence before you can leave a message
(no "default" mailbox).
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