• it went like this..

    From August Abolins@1:153/757.21 to All on Friday, November 25, 2022 22:03:00
    I had a phone call that went like this:

    Them: May I speak to the owner of the business?

    Me: What's this about?

    Them: We are (undescernable bla bla) POS company.

    Me: What POS company?

    Then: (undescernable bla bla bla) POS company.

    Me: Sorry, but we already have a problem. I can't quite make
    out what you are saying.

    Them: We have great rates for your POS service. How long have
    you been in business?

    Me: Sorry, but unless you are calling about placing an order
    with my company I don't have time to answer arbitrary
    questions.

    Them: It's OK. We are not selling anything. This call is to
    find out what POS merchant company are you with now? What is
    your annual sales income? ...

    Me: Not interested.

    Them: I'm telling you, we want to send you FREE information!

    Me: But my information, and time answering your questions is
    NOT free. Goodbye.

    -=-=-=-=-

    Until recently, my business line was a landline. And everytime
    I would try to hang up on a call, the line would NOT release a
    dialtone back to me. I would have to wait until the caller
    terminated the call. Now on cellular, when I initiate a
    disconnect it is a true disconnect.

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  • From Mike Powell@1:2320/105 to AUGUST ABOLINS on Saturday, November 26, 2022 14:19:00
    Until recently, my business line was a landline. And everytime
    I would try to hang up on a call, the line would NOT release a
    dialtone back to me. I would have to wait until the caller
    terminated the call.

    I remember when that used to happen. I always wondered what the reasoning behind that was.

    Mike


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  • From Joe Phigan@1:305/3 to Mike Powell on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 20:04:28
    I remember when that used to happen. I always wondered what the
    reasoning behind that was.

    Something either not dropping enough or providing enough voltage on the line. Probably the former. Something along the line(s) or in one of the boxes probably had a 'short'.

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