[rescue] A Question about Snappy phone stuff

Sheldon T. Hall shel at cmhcsys.com
Tue Aug 3 14:39:22 CDT 2004

Mike Meredith says ...
> On Mon, 2 Aug 2004 10:10:12 -0700, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> >  Mike Meredith says...
> > > noise was, I was surprised to find people trying to sell me things
> > > over it.
> > 
> > ... and you're paying for it.
> Eh? It wouldn't surprise me, but I don't know of how they're 
> getting me
> to pay for the calls (I'm probably having a dumb moment).

You aren't paying for the calls individually, probably, though you are
paying for the phone line, i.e. the actual delivery mechanism.
> > do forever
> > 	while not ringing; do
> > 		sleep 1
> > 	done
> > 	send "Hello" with risingInflection
> Looks easier than what I was planning ... something along the lines of
> those multiple choice things you get when you contact a support line.
> Except of course it'd be intentionally constructed like a maze.

Well, doing an auto-attendant maze might actually be easier.  The hard part
would be to get the slimeball's attention.  The preditcive dialer software
they use is generally designed to avoid connecting a "person" at their end
to anything but a live person on your end.  So have your end say "hello?"
two or three times, with a second or two between.


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