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Topic # 8017 28-May-2006 18:00
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Was mucking around today in Skype, and discovered that US toll-free number can be called without signing up for SkypeOut.

I tested several numbers, including the IE7 Beta 2 hotline (but they were asleep...) and it worked perfectly. So I tried the 1-800-FREE-411 number and it works. This is some sort of computerised directory assistance number that is toll free. Haven't tried a request yet but it should work. If it doesn't recoginse your voice after 20 secs or so you a directed to a real person. (Prank calls anyone? Should ask for a Mr. Bill Gates...)

Trying to think of other numbers to call... maybe Pizza Hut or McDonalds?

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  Reply # 36914 28-May-2006 18:56
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I like, conference prank calls? Its always more fun when its shared with someone

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  Reply # 36957 29-May-2006 08:35
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That would be fun. Ask for J. Smith, and tell them that the FBI has surrounded them for a suspected terrorist attempt. Any rapid movements and they will be shot!

WHen I get my microphone working I want to try that free IE7 Beta 2 hotline as I have some suggestions for MS.


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  Reply # 37298 31-May-2006 13:39
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Skype now provides free calling to landlines in USA/Canada,but as u'd expect,there is a catch.Its only available for US/Canada users. I think some people have tried using socks proxies with no or limited success.Havent tried it myself...

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  Reply # 37317 31-May-2006 16:15
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If your up for a Skype prank call session PM me ;)

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