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jjoshua
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Scotch Plains, NJ
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It's like getting a recoded message when you misdial

When you misdial a phone number, do you want to hear a "[boop]This number is not in service" message or do you want to be connected to directory assistance who can connect your call for an additional $1.00 ?


Noah Vail
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SouthAmerica
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I want "The number you have reached 5-5-5 - e-i-e-i-o is not in service at this time. Please check the number and try your call again. C4-727."

It'll be faster and simpler for me to hang up and try again, than to bring another human into the equation who has no better idea what I want than the last 666 people he talked to in his broken Engrish.

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amungus
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America
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Now that would be comical. It would also make for a good, humorous way to make you double check yourself, or search for the right info.

I think that'd actually be a very funny thing to do. Have it just start playing a totally lo-fi audio clip of those old tones, then the specific error message.

There are much bigger concerns like spammers and scammers who cause grief for people. What kind of prioritization is that?

The internet: does not come with batteries, assembly required, no warranty...


rcdailey
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join:2005-03-29
Rialto, CA
reply to jjoshua
If you dial a busy number, do you want to hear an offer to automatically redial that number for a small fee? That's what the phone companies are doing now. If Internet providers did the same thing, then when a website was not available you might be given a list of alternative sites. Maybe that's the next thing that will happen.