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Old 02-10-2004, 07:59 PM   #11
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lol....the best thing to do is to take over the conversation and try to sell them something...
I've never tried that!!! That'* next on my list!!!

When the number on my cell is an unlisted, i always answer with either "County Morgue, where some body loves you!" Gets rid of telemarketers really fast (yes they call my cell phone).

Daddy tells surveyors that he charges $40 for surveys...

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Old 02-10-2004, 08:14 PM   #12
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When the number on my cell is an unlisted, i always answer with either "County Morgue, where some body loves you!" Gets rid of telemarketers really fast (yes they call my cell phone).

Daddy tells surveyors that he charges $40 for surveys...

--Christine
If I have heard correctly, they legally can't call your cell phone. They can't call you on a phone where it costs you money to answer the call when you didn't initiate the contact. They can supposedly get in big trouble for that.
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HAHAHA... it never stops.

I just had Wells Fargo call me (I do banking thru them) and try to sell me life insurance. What they don't know is that I work for what is now probably the largest life and annuity company in the north america. I can get insurance at a discounted rate if I really wanted too. He really tried to get me to sign up for the 60 day free trial (the kind you HAVE to cancel or they start to bill you) but once I explained to him where I work and all that... he finally gave up.

This would be fun to keep shooting them all down... if I didn't get 20 calls a day.
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Put them on "hold" by setting the phone by a speaker, and check back after 15 minutes.
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Old 02-10-2004, 09:38 PM   #15
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I do answering machine screening, but If I do a retard and pickup I answer "Pizza Hut"
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Weird, 20 calls a day? I hadly ever get those, and when I do its mostly, "would you like to give money to the (pick your disease) foundation"
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Im a married father of two, I dont answer the phone its never for me.
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Im a married father of two, I dont answer the phone its never for me.
BAH! my dad does that all the time too, the phone will be no word of a lie a foot by him and he'll not pick it up.

As for telemarketers I just tell them to hold on cause I have to let my dog out and then leave the phone off the hook till they hang up. All it is is lost money for them.

The second is kind of crude but answer "(your name here)'* sperm bank, you spank it we bank it"

and finally just start asking them questions like "hey do you know how to clean up blood and after about ten seconds on the phone scream"oh my god Ive done it again, WHY GOD WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" and let the telemarketers imagination take over
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Well, todays count was 17 calls. Only 2 of which I initiated, and 1 other one was from a business I actually used their services and they were just doing a customer follow-up.
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All I have is a cell phone, so I get few to no Unavilables or Unknowns, and no telemarketers (yet). Knock on wood....
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