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Thread #156536   Message #3689814
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
25-Feb-15 - 03:57 PM
Thread Name: BS: Maddening phone call surveys
Subject: RE: BS: Maddening phone call surveys
Many of these callers use an automated system. If you don't say anything right away or if it goes to an answering machine, they hang up. And there is a type of answering machine that gives the audible disconnected phone beep for a few seconds, enough that automated systems recognize the sound and (in theory) remove the number from a repeat call. I noticed this beep last time I left a message at my brother's home, I'll have to ask him how he set it up.