[rescue] A Question about Snappy phone stuff
Sheldon T. Hall
shel at cmhcsys.com
Mon Aug 2 12:10:12 CDT 2004
Mike Meredith says...
> The only use I have for a landline is for something to carry the ADSL
> signals to the local exchange. A few months ago a guest plugged my
> landline phone in; after I'd figured out what the strange ringing noise
> was, I was surprised to find people trying to sell me things over it.
... and you're paying for it.
> It occurred to me that I have at last got a use for that voice facility
> on my old serial modem ... setup one of the those irritating voicemail
> thingies to keep them on the line for as long as possible. It's rumoured
> that salescritters making cold calls aren't allowed to hang up!
while not ringing; do
send "Hello" with risingInflection
while off hook; do
while noiseOnLine; do
case random of
1) send "interesting" ;;
2) send "hmmmmm" ;;
3) send "wellllll" ;;
4) send "maybe" ;;
5) send "I don't think so" ;;
*) send "ah" ;;
send "Fooled you, jackass!" with emphaticInflection
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