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  # 190538 19-Jan-2009 14:28
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honem: My apologies for the ninja 2 week old thread bump but Ive only just seen this thread (prehaps close to a lock lol)

From my time at Telecom the most insidious thing Slingshot used to do was swtich people over [b]without asking for permission to do so[/b].I remember getting soo many calls from people confused as to where their Toll calls were. These were people that made regular calls overseas every month. They thought it strange they weren't getting billed for their toll calls (god bless honest customers :D). I'ld check their line and lo and behold the code for non Telecom tolls were in there !!!  

Used to happen a lot. To the young and elderly citizens alike.
"Who are you with sir"
"Not Telecom Sir?"
"Nope TelstraClear"

He was ringing from Telecom and didn't even try to win you back to Telecom ? Fail !

Ahhh 11, 8, f3 - (or f2?) its been a while - I used to love those gimme winbacks!

Used to love those old telecom days - got a 12 1000 point days in my first 5 weeks on the phones - once before lunchtime lol ahhh good times, easy money

For billions of years since the outset of time, every single one of your ancestors survived, every single person on your Mum and Dads side, successfully looked after and passed onto you life.  What are the chances of that like?

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Uber Geek


  # 190587 19-Jan-2009 19:22
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Slingshot: Applogies for this - agreed not a good look.

Anyone that would like to be removed please PM your phone number.

I still remember the call that got me to switch from orcon to slingshot.

Indian Drone number 4122 said I could have a static ip which was the selling point but it was not true.
Anyhow keep me on the list.

I love telemarketers.

I often get calls from asia from when i was making enquiries on the website. They often ask me about wheather i would like to invest or become a franchise in New Zealand to which I reply I am recently declared bankrupt from over investing in such wonderful opportunities.

I have had about 3 calls from slingshot advertising the tolls which we already have. I wonder if purging the call list of all the slingshot customer's phone numbers, would the marketing savings be enough to pass on a saving of $5 a month for our broadband?

Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)

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  # 190609 19-Jan-2009 20:32
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Slingshot: Applogies for this - agreed not a good look.

Anyone that would like to be removed please PM your phone number.

I already asked the person calling me to be removed. If your agents ring me again I will pass the complaint over

Will you also get your agents to fix their Broken CallerID??

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