Phone problems, anyone else?

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Madeleine's picture
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Over the past 3 days my phone has rung off and on thruout the day. Always a cellphone call. I answer, no one there. I stay on the line, no hang up, the line stays open.

I hang up but I do not get a dialtone back, my phone is dead. The line is still open. No one is there.

It takes several minutes to get a dialtone back. It can't be that so many strangers are randomly butt dialing my phone.

Anyone else experiencing this?

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Madeleine's picture
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Just catching you up on this...we did call the phone company, they can't do anything (surprise) but advised us to watch our phone bill for 800# calls.

Sure enough, all of these calls were on our 800#. We PAID for these calls. So we are calling the phone company back and asking to have those charges removed. If you have an 800# and have been plagued by these 'silent' calls, keep track of your bill.

Here is more info on why this is prevalent: http://800notes.com/forum/ta-769d4ac0c0701d8/silent-spam-calls-to-toll-f...

 

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Call your provider.  While I don't begin to know how they do it, there is a scam where they connect through your long distance to call people around the world. 

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I am getting the 1:30 AM followed by the 5:30 AM calls of dead air on Sunday (or Saturday night whichever you want to call it) when I have not gotten to bed until 12:30 and have to get up at 6 or 6:30 to do breakfast for guests and can only hope the phone did not disturb guests. Then several times a day get the dead air calls. They are numbers that are "not in service". I have not checked if they are keeping the line open once I hang up - I either roll over or continue with what I was doing already depending on the time of the call.

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I don't usually check for the dial tone either but these were not usual hang ups where I hear the click on the other end.

At first I thought it was guests who needed directions but now it's just odd.

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Nope.  Do you know someone who might have a grudge against you and some time on their hands? Is it the same caller ID number every time?   If it continues, consider contacting your provider. 

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It's not impossible to scam the phone numbers that show up on the caller id so I really don't know for sure but they have all been different.

 

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