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phone weirdness

sales phone calls that don't sell?
I received a hang-up call from 702-835-0175, and decided to look it up. The answer only asks more questions:


I think these people have called several times, sometimes waiting for a voice, other times hanging up when the phone machine answers. Go figure. They seem to come from Henderson, Nevada.

resistance is futile 01.Mar.2007 06:44

robots need love too

telemarketing companies have machines that do the "work" of actually dialing your number and waiting for you to say "hello," and only THEN passing the calls on to human salespeople ... if something goes wrong, and the humans aren't ready to deal when it's their turn to talk, then you probably get weird calls like this

it's the age of robots