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    Hoping some telco person can give me heads up. I receive lots of phone calls and when I answer it, there is nobody there and then after about 10-15 seconds in gives me the hang up signal.

    This happens quite a bit, I really notice it on Saturday afternoons when I'm home.

    My phone is with Primus, so I'm guessing they wont be able to do anything about it as they dont own the line. Telstra do....

    Any suggestions ?



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    Being a Saturday afternoon, I would suspect it is telemarketers.

    It's a program they use that multi-dials a large volume of numbers at the same time but doesn't have the operators at their end to connect with more than a small percentage. As a result, your phone rings, you answer and no-one is there. That's because other people answered first and did manage to get put through. They just keep redialling your number along with everyone else they missed until they finally catch you.

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    i get a call near daily from 0280199700. same deal. google says its a telco/ scammer cold calls. pissing me off. older phone so i cant personalise the ring tone from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troyboy View Post
    Hoping some telco person can give me heads up. I receive lots of phone calls and when I answer it, there is nobody there and then after about 10-15 seconds in gives me the hang up signal.

    This happens quite a bit, I really notice it on Saturday afternoons when I'm home.

    My phone is with Primus, so I'm guessing they wont be able to do anything about it as they dont own the line. Telstra do....

    Any suggestions ?
    G'Day Cobber,
    My understanding is that these SE Asia call centres use reverse directories and multi dialing, accept the first one that answers, and hang up on the rest. They're Pariahs in their own country.


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    I'd be keeping a closer eye on the wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteOx View Post
    I'd be keeping a closer eye on the wife.
    LOL, good call.

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    Are you on the Do Not Call Register?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteOx View Post
    I'd be keeping a closer eye on the wife.
    Hmmmm.......Maybe

    Quote Originally Posted by pheggie View Post
    Are you on the Do Not Call Register?
    Dunno ?

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    These types of calls are commonly telemarketers.

    It's an automated logging robot.

    What happens is the number dialled, date & time of when the call is answered is logged on a database.

    Because there in no human caller (at this time) as soon as the call is answered, the robot hangs up.

    The data is collated and then provided/sold to telemarketers so they know the best time to 'catch' somebody at home.

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    Calling Number Display is worth every cent of the $3 per month.
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    Troyboy, Do what i did the phone rang, silence, so being pi--d off like you i said Fu-k off, there was silence so i said no speaky and a female voice answered and said yes i speak, did you just tell someone to Fu-k off and i said yes i did, guess what she hung up,it works so she won't call back that's for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bambbbam View Post
    Calling Number Display is worth every cent of the $3 per month.
    I've never seen a telemarketer call that CND isn't blocked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troyboy View Post
    Hoping some telco person can give me heads upJ. I receive lots of phone calls and when I answer it, there is nobody there and then after about 10-15 seconds in gives me the hang up signal.

    This happens quite a bit, I really notice it on Saturday afternoons when I'm home.

    My phone is with Primus, so I'm guessing they wont be able to do anything about it as they dont own the line. Telstra do....

    Any suggestions ?
    you should be in my house, phone rings, nobody answers it!!!!
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    a long shot , but it may be a line fault. one leg of your pair may be crossed with someone elses. as thier phone rings it induces enough current to cause your phone to ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bambbbam View Post
    Calling Number Display is worth every cent of the $3 per month.
    Telstra charges me $6.00 a month!

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    Quote Originally Posted by toyboy11 View Post
    Telstra charges me $6.00 a month!
    Yep.... that's the standard CND charge from Telstra.

    CND is pretty much useless for telemarketers as I've never seen one that doesn't come up as 'Private" or "out of area".

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