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    Default Great forwarding number for annoying calls

    I have too much free time on my hands so I love playing with all the annoying phone callers I get from companies and organizations who are not supposed to call me. Usually I send all those numbers to the "DISCONNECTED" intercept but now I forward them to this number instead:

    It's called "The rejection hotline."

    773-509-5027

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    Default Re: Great forwarding number for annoying calls

    My old carrier (a large cable company who will remain unnamed) didn't allow the "disconnected" option - one of the several reasons I dumped them. So I got in the habit of forwarding the annoying calls to a phone sex number.

    I thought it was funny, of course. But most of them were robocalls with no human on the receiving end of my joke. So the robocalls continued unabated.

    I stopped after I did a little research. Still not 100% sure, but it seems if one of the annoying callers actually paid for the "service" they were forwarded to, I would be billed.

    Side note: I love the ability to use wildcards in the call routes. Came in handy when I discovered one of the annoying callers calls from a range of numbers.

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    Default Re: Great forwarding number for annoying calls

    Funny recording!
    But telephony-wise, is it worthwhile to give the unwanted call from a robo-dialer a reorder tone or some such, in the hopes that they'll auto-purge your number?

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    Default Re: Great forwarding number for annoying calls

    Quote Originally Posted by stevech View Post
    Funny recording!
    But telephony-wise, is it worthwhile to give the unwanted call from a robo-dialer a reorder tone or some such, in the hopes that they'll auto-purge your number?
    I get calls over and over from most of the robo-calls even when they get the disconnect intercept. Doesn't seem to make a difference.

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    Default Re: Great forwarding number for annoying calls

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkTomlinson View Post
    I stopped after I did a little research. Still not 100% sure, but it seems if one of the annoying callers actually paid for the "service" they were forwarded to, I would be billed.

    Side note: I love the ability to use wildcards in the call routes. Came in handy when I discovered one of the annoying callers calls from a range of numbers.
    I don't think so because the caller ID the forwarded call gets is from the caller who placed the call that got forwarded (if you get my drift) not from me. Besides, I highly doubt Voipo would accept those bills (same reason you can't call 900 lines from Voipo or any voip provider or make collect calls).

    Yes, the wildcards are absolutely great. I have whole area codes blocked in some cases. The "route" feature was the #1 reason I chose Voipo over some of my other options that were similarly priced. I also liked the fact they were US based and all support was US based.

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    Default Re: Great forwarding number for annoying calls

    what's with area code 866 and Bangalore call centers?

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    Default Re: Great forwarding number for annoying calls

    Quote Originally Posted by stevech View Post
    what's with area code 866 and Bangalore call centers?
    Nothing. 866 is a normal toll-free area code, though one of the newer ones.
    Steve

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    Default Re: Great forwarding number for annoying calls

    The US FCC/SEC/DoC should have a LAW that US carriers must refuse incoming VoIP or SS7 base phone calls where these originate out of the US and use a country code / area code designated for the US.

    But I suppose this is/has been easily thwarted too.

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    Default Re: Great forwarding number for annoying calls

    Here are some more:

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    1-541-967-0010 The business telephone number you have dialed is experiencing a temporary service outage.... USWEST
    1-856-767-9903 Excuse me, please deposit ten cents (jumbled)
    1-206-343-0011 This call requires a coin deposit please hang up momentarily....
    1-412-422-9994 The number you have dialed .. has been changed ... (to the same number)
    1-845-268-9922 Excuse me, please deposit five cents for the next two minutes or else ...
    1-313-849-9906 Due to weather conditions, all Ameritech circuits are busy. please try your call again later.
    1-313-324-9901 You have reached AT&T local services. DT RT MI BA DS0
    1-570-387-0000 Thank you for calling Bell Atlantic. due to an emergency condition, we are operating with a reduced staff ...
    1-202-965-9970 You have just de-activated this feature
    1-916-440-0017 We're sorry, your service has been interrupted. for fire, medical and police emergencies, dial 911 ...
    1-916-440-0031 We're sorry. due to telephone company facility trouble, your call cannot be completed at this time. will you try your call again later.
    1-914-345-9935 Excuse me, please deposit 5 cents for the next two minutes or your call will be terminated. thank you for using Nynex. this is a recording.
    1-409-724-3137 The call you have made requires an initial deposit. please hang up momentarily...
    1-215-979-0045 AT-629 welcome to the ATX long distance network. Please contact customer service at 1(800)220-4900 to activate service.
    1-609-729-9928 We're sorry, the long distance company you have selected is unable to complete your call at this time. please try your call again later, thank you.
    1-206-343-0011 This call requires a coin deposit. please hang up momentarilly ...
    1-573-996-0002 The number you have dialed is on your own line...
    1-412-885-0075 "All test positions are unmanned at this time, please try your call again later."
    1-301-292-9908 The call you have made requires a coin deposit...
    1-509-457-0044 The call you have made requires a coin deposit...
    1-509-457-0051 All circuits are busy now...
    1-541-967-0006 Due to network difficulties, your long distance call cannot be completed...
    1-610-797-0014 Excuse me, please deposit five cents for the next 3 minutes ...
    1-916-440-0029 All circuits are busy now...

    1-914-737-9938 CPTA Announcement test. "I don't know what it's supposed to say, not really that concerned with it..."
    1-212-968-9999 "Good morning, you reached the Bell Atlantic North Help Desk. Since Monday May 25th the Bell Atlantic North Help Desk has has been unable to access games. This includes solitaire and minesweeper...."
    1-212-967-9999 "This is a test announcement. this is a test announcement for use at anytime in emergency cases. thank you."
    1-215-979-0028 -(hold music)- thank you for calling Bell Atlantic. All of our lines are busy right now .... -(more horrible hold music with singing!)-

    1-330-572-0999 "You have reached the ICG Akron switch. CLLI code AKRNOHATDS1"
    1-646-674-9999 "You have reached Bell Atlantic Office of West 36th Street serving codes 646, 674, 212, 594, 917, 339"
    1-718-816-9901 "You have reached the North Staten Island DMS-100, serving codes 273, 390, 442, 447, 448, 556, 720, 727, 815, 816, 876, and 981"
    1-718-980-9901 "Congratulations! You have reached New Dorp DSL 5ESS Switch and line trunk, handling codes 351, 667, 668, 979, 980, and 987"
    1-800-356-9919 "Message 202. Test message 202"
    1-941-232-9901 "You have reached the Katonah DMS 100 Central Office Exchange 232. Thank you very much"

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    Default Re: Great forwarding number for annoying calls

    1-202-965-9970 You have just de-activated this feature

    I kinda like that one


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