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Skip Towne
02-06-2009, 08:16 AM
That means you will start getting sales calls like you do on a land line. To avoid this call the National do not call line and get on the list. It only takes a minute and lasts 5 years. The number is 888 382 1222

DaFace
02-06-2009, 08:17 AM
Link?

Or I'll just preemptively post the Snopes link.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp

mikeyis4dcats.
02-06-2009, 08:18 AM
come on you old fucker....snopes.

Skip Towne
02-06-2009, 08:19 AM
Link?

A buddy sent it to me in an email. I guess it's right. If not, I don't care.

DaFace
02-06-2009, 08:20 AM
A buddy sent it to me in an email. I guess it's right. If not, I don't care.

Any message that comes from such a source has a 90% chance of being false these days.

DenverDanChiefsFan
02-06-2009, 08:20 AM
Link?

Or I'll just preemptively post the Snopes link.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.aspThis.

Snopes is your friend.

mikeyis4dcats.
02-06-2009, 08:20 AM
http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2005/04/dnc.shtm

Skip Towne
02-06-2009, 08:21 AM
Any message that comes from such a source has a 90% chance of being false these days.

OK, don't call it.

Donger
02-06-2009, 08:21 AM
Welcome to the Internet.

seclark
02-06-2009, 08:22 AM
hey skip...i hear nick's hiring over at wpi.:p
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Fish
02-06-2009, 08:23 AM
Also.... if you forward this to 10 friends a dancing hamster will appear on your screen...

DaFace
02-06-2009, 08:26 AM
For what it's worth, even if they were to make cell phone numbers public, there are laws that disallow calling cell phones from an automated dialing system. That means that it would take a team of people hand-dialing each and every number to make this work. From a marketing standpoint, it's too damn expensive to call cell phones even if you know who they are.

Skip Towne
02-06-2009, 08:26 AM
hey skip...i hear nick's hiring over at wpi.:p
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I hope they call you.....A LOT.

sedated
02-06-2009, 08:27 AM
Any message that comes from such a source has a 90% chance of being false these days.

90% seems a little low

Skip Towne
02-06-2009, 08:27 AM
For what it's worth, even if they were to make cell phone numbers public, there are laws that disallow calling cell phones from an automated dialing system. That means that it would take a team of people hand-dialing each and every number to make this work. From a marketing standpoint, it's too damn expensive to call cell phones even if you know who they are.

Obama's in. Anything is possible.

FAX
02-06-2009, 08:27 AM
Thanks for the heads-up, Mr. Skip Towne. I'm turning my phone off right now.

FAX

Donger
02-06-2009, 08:33 AM
Thanks for the heads-up, Mr. Skip Towne. I'm turning my phone off right now.

FAX

That seems a little drastic, although I did just respond to a craigslist ad that promises to protect me from ripoffs for only $5.00. I'm going to send $10.00 so that I'm doubled protected.

Dartgod
02-06-2009, 08:41 AM
Ha ha.

Skip = pwned!

BigRedChief
02-06-2009, 08:45 AM
Thanks for the heads-up, Mr. Skip Towne. I'm turning my phone off right now.

FAX
ROFL You were missed my ole friend.

Demonpenz
02-06-2009, 08:51 AM
Obama just called me, said to buy him some cigs

SNR
02-06-2009, 09:55 AM
Thanks for the heads-up, Mr. Skip Towne. I'm turning my phone off right now.

FAXThis doesn't exclude mad scientist hackers from turning your phone on via a satellite remote control so they can offer you to buy magazine subscriptions.

You still need to give me $1000 so I can beat the shit out of these nerds and prevent them from doing such a thing

Buck
02-06-2009, 10:19 AM
This thread reminds me of this video.

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kstater
02-06-2009, 10:21 AM
Skip's a n00b when it comes to the interwebs.

Ultra Peanut
02-06-2009, 10:23 AM
You can take the old guy out of WebTV, but...

MVChiefFan
02-06-2009, 10:24 AM
78% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

Bowser
02-06-2009, 10:46 AM
Ok, gang, Skip still has connections in the cell phone world....

WilliamTheIrish
02-06-2009, 11:28 AM
I wonder if this will get the magical 100 replies? LMAO

BigRichard
02-06-2009, 12:25 PM
78% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

I thought that was 85% of all statistics.

MVChiefFan
02-06-2009, 12:44 PM
I thought that was 85% of all statistics.


Depends on which study we're going with.

Blindside58
02-06-2009, 12:46 PM
ohs noes! Nigerians don't have to use just e-mail to tell me I won the lottery..they can call me now!

beavis
02-06-2009, 12:48 PM
Man, I got this in an email this morning too. I can't believe people still fall for this shit.

WilliamTheIrish
02-06-2009, 01:48 PM
32. To 100!

CrazyPhuD
02-06-2009, 02:39 PM
REPOST!!!!!

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=125390

the Talking Can
02-06-2009, 02:41 PM
That means you will start getting sales calls like you do on a land line. To avoid this call the National do not call line and get on the list. It only takes a minute and lasts 5 years. The number is 888 382 1222

stupid noob

JuicesFlowing
02-06-2009, 02:44 PM
If I get a sales call on my cell phone, the telemarketer isn't going to get a nice response.

WilliamTheIrish
02-06-2009, 03:07 PM
36. To 100 I say!

FAX
02-06-2009, 03:16 PM
If it's easier to remember, you can always just dial, 1-8-tuft-a-1-cab.

By the way, if anyone would like to look up their phone number and find out what words it spells out, you can do that at this handy-dandy telephone number lookup site that will tell you what words different phone number spell out simply by typing in your telephone number and finding out what words it spells out. Here's the site:

http://www.phonespell.org

FAX THE HELPFUL

FAX
02-06-2009, 03:19 PM
Oh. I almost forgot. Simply by adding another letter at the end of Mr. Skip Towne's important cell phone cancel the phone calls phone number, it can spell out this ...

1- tut-dub-1-baby

That one's not too bad, I don't think.

FAX

Donger
02-06-2009, 03:21 PM
I'm embarrassed to admit this, but what did people in the olden days mean when they said things like: "My phone number is Klondike 5 8547"?

seclark
02-06-2009, 03:25 PM
I'm embarrassed to admit this, but what did people in the olden days mean when they said things like: "My phone number is Klondike 5 8547"?

usually, the first 2 letters in the word are the first 2 numbers you dial. don't know why they did it though. i could probaby find out next week, when i go back to work.
damn, i'm old.
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ottawa_chiefs_fan
02-06-2009, 03:28 PM
I'm embarrassed to admit this, but what did people in the olden days mean when they said things like: "My phone number is Klondike 5 8547"?

http://lancemannion.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/lily_tomlin_01.jpg

...ask lily...

Donger
02-06-2009, 03:28 PM
usually, the first 2 letters in the word are the first 2 numbers you dial. don't know why they did it though. i could probaby find out next week, when i go back to work.
damn, i'm old.
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I figured that was the reason, but why only do the first two digits?

seclark
02-06-2009, 03:30 PM
I figured that was the reason, but why only do the first two digits?

i'll find out and get back to you...i work w/several people who know.
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FAX
02-06-2009, 03:30 PM
How many would you rather have, Mr. Donger? Is two too many or too few?

Jesus.

FAX

seclark
02-06-2009, 03:30 PM
How many would you rather have, Mr. Donger? Is two too many or too few?

Jesus.

FAX

ROFL

Donger
02-06-2009, 03:31 PM
How many would you rather have, Mr. Donger? Is two too many or too few?

Jesus.

FAX

I don't think Jesus had anything to do with it:

The phone companies started encouraging the producers of television shows and movies to use the 555 prefix for fictional telephone numbers, roughly during the 1970s. One of the earliest uses of a 555 number can be seen in Panic in Year Zero! (1962), with 555-2106. In older television shows from the 1950s or 1960s, "KLondike 5" or "KLamath 5" was used, as at the time the telephone exchanges used letters and numbers in phone numbers. More recent works set in this period typically use this convention as well. For example, Dr. Emmett Brown's 1955 phone number in Back to the Future is "KLondike 5-4385".

The number "2368" is a carryover from "EXchange 2368", which was common in old telephone advertisements.[2] This represents "Exchange Central", with 2368 being the numeric version of "CENTral" in alphabetic dialing.

Before "555" or "KLondike-5" gained broad usage, and before touchtone phones became standard, scriptwriters would sometimes invent fake exchanges starting with words like "QUincy" or "Zebra". The letters "Q" and "Z" were not used on the old dial phones.

In some fictional works, the characters are aware of "555" numbers being fake. For instance, in an episode of NewsRadio, a woman gives lead character Jimmy James, who is interested in dating her, a 555 number. After a moment, he realizes "that's one of those made-up TV numbers!" In the movie Last Action Hero the character Danny tries to convince Jack Slater that his world is not real by telling him that since all phone numbers use 555 there would only be 10,000 possible numbers. Slater remains unconvinced, citing the use of area codes as a solution. In the novel Crooked Little Vein, the White House Chief of Staff tells the protagonist to call the number (555) 555-5555 after completing a job. When the character points out the number seems to be fake, the Chief of Staff cryptically tells him "It works for us." In The Simpsons episode Burns Baby Burns, Homer is negotiating on the phone with Chief Wiggum about the fake kidnapping of Larry. Chief Wiggum is tracing the call and once he prints out the number, he reads it aloud only getting as far as 555 itself before scrunching up the paper and citing "That's gotta be fake".

ottawa_chiefs_fan
02-06-2009, 03:42 PM
I don't think Jesus had anything to do with it:

The phone companies started encouraging the producers of television shows and movies to use the 555 prefix for fictional telephone numbers, roughly during the 1970s. One of the earliest uses of a 555 number can be seen in Panic in Year Zero! (1962), with 555-2106. In older television shows from the 1950s or 1960s, "KLondike 5" or "KLamath 5" was used, as at the time the telephone exchanges used letters and numbers in phone numbers. More recent works set in this period typically use this convention as well. For example, Dr. Emmett Brown's 1955 phone number in Back to the Future is "KLondike 5-4385".

The number "2368" is a carryover from "EXchange 2368", which was common in old telephone advertisements.[2] This represents "Exchange Central", with 2368 being the numeric version of "CENTral" in alphabetic dialing.

Before "555" or "KLondike-5" gained broad usage, and before touchtone phones became standard, scriptwriters would sometimes invent fake exchanges starting with words like "QUincy" or "Zebra". The letters "Q" and "Z" were not used on the old dial phones.

In some fictional works, the characters are aware of "555" numbers being fake. For instance, in an episode of NewsRadio, a woman gives lead character Jimmy James, who is interested in dating her, a 555 number. After a moment, he realizes "that's one of those made-up TV numbers!" In the movie Last Action Hero the character Danny tries to convince Jack Slater that his world is not real by telling him that since all phone numbers use 555 there would only be 10,000 possible numbers. Slater remains unconvinced, citing the use of area codes as a solution. In the novel Crooked Little Vein, the White House Chief of Staff tells the protagonist to call the number (555) 555-5555 after completing a job. When the character points out the number seems to be fake, the Chief of Staff cryptically tells him "It works for us." In The Simpsons episode Burns Baby Burns, Homer is negotiating on the phone with Chief Wiggum about the fake kidnapping of Larry. Chief Wiggum is tracing the call and once he prints out the number, he reads it aloud only getting as far as 555 itself before scrunching up the paper and citing "That's gotta be fake".

wow, Donger - you are really fucking smart!

Donger
02-06-2009, 03:44 PM
wow, Donger - you are really ****ing smart!

Because I can cut and paste from Wikipedia? That's setting the bar rather low, even though I was masturbating furiously while doing so.

WilliamTheIrish
02-06-2009, 05:43 PM
Almost half way...

Hydrae
02-06-2009, 05:50 PM
I have gotten a couple of spam texts on my cell phone. That is the one that is coming down the road that will get people pissed. Especially if they are on a plan where they have to pay for each text sent or received.

WilliamTheIrish
02-07-2009, 07:53 AM
Spam text are usually sent by your cell phone provider.

51

Ultra Peanut
02-07-2009, 08:30 AM
The phone system used to be hella fucked.

Bill Parcells
02-07-2009, 08:47 AM
That means you will start getting sales calls like you do on a land line. To avoid this call the National do not call line and get on the list. It only takes a minute and lasts 5 years. The number is 888 382 1222

http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/8691/znoobs5zb3xskc6.gif

carlos3652
02-07-2009, 08:58 AM
THE DEAL IS DONE

WilliamTheIrish
02-07-2009, 06:27 PM
Unabashed "Cell Phone Numbers Go Public Today" and "I'm covered, dipshit", Bump.

EyePod
02-07-2009, 08:03 PM
THE DEAL IS DONE!

DaneMcCloud
02-07-2009, 08:48 PM
78% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

62% of the time it works every time

jidar
02-07-2009, 09:11 PM
There has never been a useful email sent to anyone that started with FWD:

believe that.

FAX
02-07-2009, 09:20 PM
There has never been a useful email sent to anyone that started with FWD:

believe that.

Try telling that to Fred Willie Dixon.

FAX