Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 
Aussie
1992 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 143

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 655412 14-Jul-2012 11:36 Send private message

wow.. I have 2 kids and they never played with the cordless phones, the remotes or my keys... we bought them these things called "toys".

I must be a really crappy parent.



299 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 655867 15-Jul-2012 10:36 Send private message

Wow, I never realized I would get such a large response to this thread.

The problem I was having is that I got over 36 calls in 24hrs mostly from different numbers, some from the same number. One of the people I had called back and asked why they gave me a missed call with a baby in the background said it must have been her daughter and that she was sorry. The next day I got a call from the same number, a baby again so I called it back and spoke to the same lady. I warned her about the amount of false 111 calls and that she could be charged for such calls, then she told me that her baby had done that the week before and dialed 111!!! Well why do you still let your baby play with the phone when you know it could /did call 111.

When I was a child we didnt have digital phones that played nice dtmf etc, we had the old school stick your finger in the digits and spin it clock wise. Mum tells me she used to unplug it from the wall and let me play with it & when she learnt that all the kids loved phones, she managed to get old ones for us to play with. Perhaps get your child a toy phone rather; or unplug your land line from the wall jack if they going to play with it?

I have since forwarded the number to an audio message for now which I plan to setup some automation with and have a play at some point to give everyone a laugh. Thinking of automating it to record the conversation with the baby and act as a donation number, then call back to the number and thank them for the $200 donation they had just made, press 1 to cancel the donation, then when they press to cancel it adds more of a donation... At the very end to tell them its a joke and to not let their kids play with the phone because this should be a lesson of what could happen. :)




Barry Murphy
ISPMap - New Zealand ISP map
WebSMS: Keeping people intouch with Free TXT messaging to NZ.



Any comments made by myself don't reflect the views of my employer, they are mine and mine alone

70 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 655924 15-Jul-2012 11:41 Send private message

The polarised replies are probably more to do with how people read the question. Some read it as "Who lets their (something precious) play with the land line phone?"; others as "Who lets their babies play with (something precious)?

It was a trick question, compared to something like "Who lets their dingo play with the baby?"

However I think we've all learnt that having a phone number with a single repeated digit isn't as great as it sounds.



299 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 656038 15-Jul-2012 16:50 Send private message

toprob: The polarised replies are probably more to do with how people read the question. Some read it as "Who lets their (something precious) play with the land line phone?"; others as "Who lets their babies play with (something precious)?

It was a trick question, compared to something like "Who lets their dingo play with the baby?"

However I think we've all learnt that having a phone number with a single repeated digit isn't as great as it sounds.


You summed it up perfectly :)





Barry Murphy
ISPMap - New Zealand ISP map
WebSMS: Keeping people intouch with Free TXT messaging to NZ.



Any comments made by myself don't reflect the views of my employer, they are mine and mine alone

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic








Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new jobs are posted to our jobs board:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Forms of government for New Zealand
Created by charsleysa, last reply by wongtop on 17-Apr-2014 15:52 (83 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


galaxy s4 now on 4.4.2
Created by nzrock, last reply by uglyb0b on 17-Apr-2014 15:16 (23 replies)
Pages... 2


Business vs Residential UFB, why the huge difference in cost??
Created by dman, last reply by dman on 16-Apr-2014 23:45 (22 replies)
Pages... 2


Problem with NDSCam
Created by haydenmarsh, last reply by Benoire on 14-Apr-2014 21:28 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


MH370 - Call for Search & Rescue Help
Created by DS248, last reply by Sideface on 15-Apr-2014 16:40 (734 replies)
Pages... 47 48 49


Weather - Auckland
Created by networkn, last reply by Sidestep on 17-Apr-2014 13:47 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


True cost of driving ..
Created by rayonline, last reply by alasta on 14-Apr-2014 20:43 (52 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


why does the tax payer have to pay for the prince and princess' 6 star holiday?
Created by joker97, last reply by Geektastic on 17-Apr-2014 15:49 (67 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.