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Topic # 97137 11-Feb-2012 09:36 Send private message

Hi there,

Calling to all the phone network and paranormal experts to try and help me figure out what happened!

Last night, at about 3am, we receive a call from France on our landline. After telling off the caller for waking us up at 3am, they let us know that they thought WE called them as the phone rang on their end as well... They are family so we have no reason to doubt them...

Facts that might help (or not):
- This person had tried to call us on our landline at about 9pm the night before but even though or phone was ringing, when we picked up, we were hearing weird noises. In the end, we called them on Skype..
- Our phone has a "night" feature that should prevent it from ringing between say 23:00 and 07:00 so I am not sure why it actually rang at 3am... 

Does anyone has any clue as to what might have happened so I can satisfy my curiosity?

Thanks,

Guillaume 

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  Reply # 580088 11-Feb-2012 09:51 Send private message

Unfortunately I have similar behaviors between 11pm-5am, from indian numbers prefixed +80. Annoying in the extreme! And no real way of stopping short of moving to a reliable VoIP service (yet to find one) or the more choption option of turning the ringer off. 




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  Reply # 580089 11-Feb-2012 09:52 Send private message

Perhaps someone with a misconfigured money saving phone card feature? Hard to know really...





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  Reply # 580096 11-Feb-2012 10:12 Send private message

antoniosk: Unfortunately I have similar behaviors between 11pm-5am, from indian numbers prefixed +80. Annoying in the extreme! And no real way of stopping short of moving to a reliable VoIP service (yet to find one) or the more choption option of turning the ringer off. 


"yet to find one"
That hurts my feeling Antonisk, you know we are always happy to service our TCL friends Wink




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  Reply # 580099 11-Feb-2012 10:17 Send private message

maverick:
antoniosk: Unfortunately I have similar behaviors between 11pm-5am, from indian numbers prefixed +80. Annoying in the extreme! And no real way of stopping short of moving to a reliable VoIP service (yet to find one) or the more choption option of turning the ringer off. 


"yet to find one"
That hurts my feeling Antonisk, you know we are always happy to service our TCL friends Wink


I thought Broadsoft was so reliable I even named one of my chickens Broadsoft. She is a good layer! Smile

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  Reply # 580103 11-Feb-2012 10:24 Send private message

maverick:
antoniosk: Unfortunately I have similar behaviors between 11pm-5am, from indian numbers prefixed +80. Annoying in the extreme! And no real way of stopping short of moving to a reliable VoIP service (yet to find one) or the more choption option of turning the ringer off.?


"yet to find one"
That hurts my feeling Antonisk, you know we are always happy to service our TCL friends?Wink

I think he was meaning he could not find one as he is only allowed to look in one place (no names) :-)




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  Reply # 580107 11-Feb-2012 10:33 Send private message

Argh that explains it Frazer, that must be the reason




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  Reply # 580121 11-Feb-2012 11:07 Send private message

sbiddle:
maverick:
antoniosk: Unfortunately I have similar behaviors between 11pm-5am, from indian numbers prefixed +80. Annoying in the extreme! And no real way of stopping short of moving to a reliable VoIP service (yet to find one) or the more choption option of turning the ringer off. 


"yet to find one"
That hurts my feeling Antonisk, you know we are always happy to service our TCL friends Wink


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Lower layer or upper layer?

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  Reply # 580124 11-Feb-2012 11:18 Send private message

coffeebaron:
maverick:
antoniosk: Unfortunately I have similar behaviors between 11pm-5am, from indian numbers prefixed +80. Annoying in the extreme! And no real way of stopping short of moving to a reliable VoIP service (yet to find one) or the more choption option of turning the ringer off.?


"yet to find one"
That hurts my feeling Antonisk, you know we are always happy to service our TCL friends?Wink

I think he was meaning he could not find one as he is only allowed to look in one place (no names) :-)
 

back on topic folks.... debating the relative 'service' offerings of the tier 1's is a bottomless pit of opportunity, and still won't answers the OP's questions...




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  Reply # 580130 11-Feb-2012 11:32 Send private message

For both phones to have rung at the same time would probably mean a smart service from either one of your phone providers would have initiated the calls, most likely the best way to see which service caused it is see who gets billed for it. Then you can take it up with the provider who billed.

Is that back on topic ....




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  Reply # 580139 11-Feb-2012 12:03 Send private message

maverick: For both phones to have rung at the same time would probably mean a smart service from either one of your phone providers would have initiated the calls, most likely the best way to see which service caused it is see who gets billed for it. Then you can take it up with the provider who billed.

Is that back on topic ....


Good point. Thanks for that. I will have a look to see who gets billed.

Thanks 

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  Reply # 581144 13-Feb-2012 22:41 Send private message

obviously your house has spirits in it and they want you to talk to your family over in France more but got the time a bit wrong...

clearly the only logical explanation.















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  Reply # 581198 14-Feb-2012 08:26 Send private message

hamish225: obviously your house has spirits in it and they want you to talk to your family over in France more but got the time a bit wrong...

clearly the only logical explanation.


Thanks for your valuable input. 

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