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.
Urban Legends live forever
Posted on 7-Jul-2003 08:13 | Filed under: News


The old 90# myth, which goes around the world now and then, has now landed in Australia. The gullible folks spread the world so strongly, that Telstra had to issue a press release on this . A complete explanation of this Urban Legend is on Snopes, an excellent reference for all things Urban Legend.

The current 90# myth claims that by dialling 90# call charges will be transferred to another account.

Telstra Consumer and Marketing, Chief of Products, Ms Lynda O'Grady, said over a number of years, several different versions of this myth had been circulated around the community.

"Customers can be completely confident the Telstra fixed and mobile networks are world-class in terms of security," Ms O´Grady said.

"There is simply no truth in rumours that dialling 90# will somehow override network security and transfer call charges to someone else's account.

"These urban myths originate from overseas, however, they have no relevance to Australian fixed or mobile networks," Ms O'Grady said.

Concerned customers can visit a special Telstra web-page which lists other well-known mobile phone hoaxes.




More information: http://www.telstra.com.au/mobile/life/wireles...







Twitter and LinkedIn »



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 tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Kiwibank has changed for the worse
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by freitasm on 18-Jul-2019 20:09 (55 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Mummy, where did PeterReader come from?
Created by scottjpalmer, last reply by Dratsab on 17-Jul-2019 23:26 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Do I need an electrician to replace a broken light fitting?
Created by Lizard1977, last reply by 3puttssuck on 18-Jul-2019 16:45 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


The new 007 is a woman
Created by FineWine, last reply by Geektastic on 16-Jul-2019 16:11 (32 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Replace all lighting with LED's
Created by DamageInc, last reply by timmmay on 19-Jul-2019 08:09 (28 replies)
Pages... 2


Novopay to be dumped
Created by PolicyGuy, last reply by chevrolux on 19-Jul-2019 09:25 (37 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Rich Dad Seminar a Scam?
Created by CrashAndBurn, last reply by Dratsab on 17-Jul-2019 09:32 (38 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Here we go... Another Trademe rant (about changes to success fee refunds)
Created by Geese, last reply by Dial111 on 19-Jul-2019 10:51 (11 replies)