This is a thread about unusual phone numbers. I just had a call from (358) 745-1546, which I let my answering machine handle because I was suspicious, and the caller hung up. Checking google, it appears that the number is an egregious robo-dialer, so I have no reservations mentioning it here. Let’s all nuke the bastards.
Just for kicks, I did a *69, and it verified the number that appeared on my caller ID box (no name showed). So I dialed the number, prefaced by “1”, and before I completed the digits, heard the phone company message “We’re sorry, you must first dial a ‘1’…”. Well, maybe I misdialed, so I tried it again. Same message, seemingly premature.
So very carefully, I dialed 1 3 5 8 7 4 5 1…and the message began before I had reached the last 3 digits. I tried this repeatedly, with exactly the same results at exactly the same place.
So something about that number is triggering the message. Are all phone numbers that begin (358) 745-1xxx somehow known robo-dialers? And the message is the wrong one, anyway. Is that deliberate?
I called the same number from my cellphone, being careful to include the “1” prefix. The message was different: “Welcome…the number you called is no longer in service…”
There must be a factual answer to this. Anyone know what it is?
In case it matters, my outgoing line is a landline thru Charter Communications.