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Topic # 115643 2-Apr-2013 14:50
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Ok so just had the best call from 0016188166213...

...you be the judge, was this the best deal all day?!


The problem is... I don't have a land line, I use VoIP.





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  Reply # 790736 2-Apr-2013 14:53
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Is this a call from Spirit Telecom?

You are nice. Last Indian scam call I received trying to create a "web site" for my business I started playing a porn clip in the background. It took the guy 45 seconds to decide it was too much and disconnect.







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  Reply # 790745 2-Apr-2013 15:01
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freitasm: Is this a call from Spirit Telecom?

You are nice. Last Indian scam call I received trying to create a "web site" for my business I started playing a porn clip in the background. It took the guy 45 seconds to decide it was too much and disconnect.



Don't know who it was from.  I was on another call, so I didn't have time to string him along.  I just went back to the other call and left him to listen to the hold music... clearly he didn't stick about long.






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  Reply # 790766 2-Apr-2013 15:22
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Still waiting for scammers to call me... but being on Genius and not in phone book tends to lower my chances...




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  Reply # 790778 2-Apr-2013 15:47
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I treat any cold call, especially if the number is withheld, or an overseas number, as a scam call these days. Even cold callers calling from NZ numbers can be scam ones, as I received one from someone who said they were from orcon, and were calling from an 09 number with an indian accent. Businesses that cold call are probably not the ones you want to do business with anyway.

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  Reply # 791890 2-Apr-2013 19:31
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Recently, I have had a run of people calling about home heating, and home ventilation systems.

I just say "sorry I never take unsolicited commercial calls" and hang up.

I did get the classic one a while ago - strong Indian accent, crackly VOIP line, and "I'm calling from 'The Internet Company' and we are monitoring your computer and it has a virus" a while ago. I didn't hang up on that one because I was bored, and I strung along for enjoyment for quite a while. Tied then in knots trying to follow their instructions on my "old computer" which runs "VAX VMS". They weren't quite sure which version of Windows that was! Click on what? ... no, sorry, I don't have a mouse .......

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  Reply # 791924 2-Apr-2013 20:58
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DonGould:
Ok so just had the best call from 0016188166213...

...you be the judge, was this the best deal all day?!


The problem is... I don't have a land line, I use VoIP.



What software do you use to record these? Or is this a work phone?




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  Reply # 791939 2-Apr-2013 21:14
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I'd be guessing Don is on 2talk if he is using VOIP.

They have quite good call recording functions built in to the VOIP service.





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  Reply # 791958 2-Apr-2013 21:37
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Ah. okay.thanks.






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  Reply # 791992 2-Apr-2013 22:23
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robjg63: I'd be guessing Don is on 2talk if he is using VOIP.

They have quite good call recording functions built in to the VOIP service.



yes sir, 2talks voice recording to email feature is great.  I use it all the time.  As we're currently dealing with EQC I can see the recordings coming in handy more and more often.






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  Reply # 792027 3-Apr-2013 00:29
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I often use the remote dialtone of 2talk just to get the call recording, and being able to have it show my home caller ID even when I am calling from work is just great.




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  Reply # 792040 3-Apr-2013 06:15
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For some "spam" calls i just say, hang on a sec, then put the phone down and carry on doing what i was doing.

Some say on for ages.



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Got to give him points for following up those customers he doesn't close....

!!! TODAYS INSTALLMENT !!!

Highlights...

* 10Gb of download...  but I'm sure I said I download 5Gb per day...
* Upto 20 M B P S download speed... clearly he hasn't seen the copper that feeds my building... and who want's 20% of the speed I have currently...
* FAST ADSL2+ technology.... what the?!?!?  You'll just have to listen to the clip for my response to that one!

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  Reply # 792414 3-Apr-2013 14:46
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Right. So they are calling on behalf of Origin Communications (origincommunications.co.nz) then?

Interesting.

"You'll be very glad to know".

How could they possibly know you will be glad?






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  Reply # 792415 3-Apr-2013 14:46
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DonGould: 
* Upto 20 M B P S download speed... clearly he hasn't seen the copper that feeds my building... and who want's 20% of the speed I have currently...

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Wow, 20Mbps... I wish I could get *half* that here where I live.




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  Reply # 792420 3-Apr-2013 14:50
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"You will be getting 10 GB for your downloading. Your browsing and uploading will be unlimited."

Wow... Unbelievable. These guys are promising some stuff there...





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