• Ace! _SL/S
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    435 days ago

    I don’t think you can waste the time of an automated computer program

    • @[email protected]
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      5 days ago

      The other day I was having a bad day and had a call from an unknown number, so I decided to pick up but let them talk first. They just hang up and have not called again.

      I don’t think it was a good idea to pick up in the first place, but it was curious in the end.

      • @[email protected]
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        85 days ago

        Iirc, that’s usually a sign that the robot caller has found a machine on the other end, since most people first respond with some sort of greeting right off the bat.

        • lad
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          35 days ago

          So, it’s not that bad, after all. Maybe should learn me a modem greeting to use instead of “Hello”

          • @[email protected]
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            45 days ago

            The phrase itself doesn’t matter, they are just listening for some indication of human speech at the start of the call.

            If nothing is said, then the system believes that it is a machine doing the same thing.

            Provided, of course, that their spam system doesn’t just starts playing a recorded message anyway.

            • lad
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              25 days ago

              Yes, that’s exactly what I meant

        • @[email protected]
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          15 days ago

          nah it’s been happening to me lately too. I pick up, say hi, and it immediately hangs up. I’m sure they’ve sold my number as active now.

    • @[email protected]
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      65 days ago

      It’s probably “automated” but some poor sales rep still needs to do a bunch of work to keep the automation going, guarantee it.

    • @baggachipzOP
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      45 days ago

      Fair, but it does cost them money to send text messages.

      • lad
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        95 days ago

        It’s an unlimited package, most likely, so you add nothing to what they spend, unfortunately

        • @baggachipzOP
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          85 days ago

          My disappointment is immeasurable, and my day is ruined.