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Old 07.01.2011, 20:42
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Very strange phone call

My mobile just rang and I answered in English, thinking it was my OH (didn't actually look at the screen). I didn't really understand the person on the other end, don't know if they were speaking English with a strong accent or were speaking another language. On further investigation, it seems like the call came from Bern. I don't know anyone in Bern that would have my number, and am debating whether or not I should call back to find out who it was (my normal German is poor enough, let alone my Berndytsch or however they spell it). I should probably just leave it, but I have the number, and curiosity is niggling away at me...

What do you think? Fun activity for a Friday night?
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Old 07.01.2011, 20:44
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Re: Very strange phone call

Somebody just made a mistake. Stop worrying
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Re: Very strange phone call

http://tel.search.ch/
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Re: Very strange phone call

Not worried at all! Just curious...

I was a bit rude, I think. I really didn't understand them at all, but it sounded like they were properly trying to talk to me. I said "I can't hear you" and hung up, hoping they thought it was a problem with signal. I'm just wondering if it's someone who was trying to reach me, or a wrong number. They stayed on the line for quite a while before I decided I couldn't be arsed
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Old 07.01.2011, 20:48
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Thanks for the hint - although this rendered no results!
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Re: Very strange phone call

Text the phone number in question to 4411. Include the area code and without spaces eg 0412223333 then text that to 4411. As long as it's a listed landline, you receive a text back with name and address.
Works everytime.
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Old 07.01.2011, 22:05
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It was a wrong number. Get over it...
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Old 07.01.2011, 22:11
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Re: Very strange phone call

i would call back if there was a girl with a soft voice on the other end of a wrong number
for you, i guess it would have had to be a guy
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Re: Very strange phone call

A related problem is when a Telefax machine calls your number once.

You are expected to see the number in your display and return the call. What you don't realise is the number is a very expensive service payment charging number. This occurs every day!

I am not sure of the technical name, but via your telephone bill, you pay the number you called for a service performed. In this case no service is provided, but you have been charged for it.
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Old 07.01.2011, 22:32
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It was a wrong number. Get over it...
I'm not "under it"
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A related problem is when a Telefax machine calls your number once.
come on.... does that really still happen nowadays ?
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What do you think? Fun activity for a Friday night?
Call back, start a conversation and then report back to us.
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Old 07.01.2011, 22:40
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Re: Very strange phone call

Hang on... if it's someone Swiss, won't they be in bed by now?
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Old 07.01.2011, 22:43
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Re: Very strange phone call

Just use www.directories.ch, and plug in the number.

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Old 07.01.2011, 22:48
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Just use www.directories.ch, and plug in the number.

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This has returned an interesting result... hmmmm... I wish my German was better and it required less concentration to understand the Google results. Ok, mystery not entirely closed, but closed as much as it should be. Thanks!
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Hang on... if it's someone Swiss, won't they be in bed by now?
No. And if they're Swiss and asleep, their phone will be turned off, so dial away!

Edit: Oh, I see it's a landline number. Then you might want to wait til tomorrow.
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My mobile just rang and I answered in English, thinking it was my OH (didn't actually look at the screen). I didn't really understand the person on the other end, don't know if they were speaking English with a strong accent or were speaking another language. On further investigation, it seems like the call came from Bern. I don't know anyone in Bern that would have my number, and am debating whether or not I should call back to find out who it was (my normal German is poor enough, let alone my Berndytsch or however they spell it). I should probably just leave it, but I have the number, and curiosity is niggling away at me...

What do you think? Fun activity for a Friday night?
Way too much time on your hands...
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Old 07.01.2011, 22:58
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Re: Very strange phone call

Precisely

Maybe in another life my mystery caller and I could have struck up some sort of special rapport. For tonight, I'm going to be a sad little loser and take myself off to bed very soon
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Old 07.01.2011, 23:02
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Re: Very strange phone call

It's been a long time since I got a mystery heavy breather call late in the night - those were the days!
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Old 07.01.2011, 23:04
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It's been a long time since I got a mystery heavy breather call late in the night - those were the days!
What's your number again ?

ps: although my heavy breather impression needs some work...
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