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Postby slowkidz » Mon Jul 14, 2003 11:30 am

A phone solicitation gone bad

I was at home the other night in the middle of my dinner when the phone rang.

ME: Hello.

AT&T: Hello, this is AT&T ...

ME: Is this AT&T.?

AT&T: Yes, this is AT&T ...

ME: This is AT&T.?

AT&T: Yes, this is AT&T ...

ME: Is this AT&T.?

AT&T: Yes! This is AT&T, may I speak to Mr.Byron, please.?

ME: May I ask who is calling.?

AT&T: This is AT&T.

ME: Ok, hold on.

At this point I put the phone down for a solid 5 minutes thinking that, surely, this person would have hung up the phone. I ate my salad. Much to my surprise, when I picked up the receiver, they were still waiting.

ME: Hello.?

AT&T: Is this Mr. Byron.?

ME: May I ask who is calling, ! please.?

AT&T: Yes, this is AT&T ...

ME: This is AT&T.?

AT&T: Yes, this is AT&T ...

ME: The phone company.?

AT&T: Yes, sir.

ME: I tho! ught you said this was AT&T.

AT&T: Yes, sir, we are a phone company.

ME: I already have a phone.

AT&T: We aren't selling phones today, Mr. Byron. We would like to offer you 10 cents a minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

ME: Now, that's 10 cents a minute, 24 hours a day?

AT&T: (getting a little excited at this point by my interest) Yes, sir, that's right! 24 hours a day!

ME: 7 days a week.?

AT&T: That's right.

ME: 365 days a year.?

AT&T: Yes, sir.

ME: I am definitely interested in that! Wow!!! ! That's amazing!

AT&T: We think so!

ME: That's quite a sum of money!

AT&T: Yes, sir, it's amazing how it adds up.

ME: Ok, so will you send me checks weekly, monthly or just one big one at the end of the year for the full $52,560; and if you send an annual check, can I get a cash advance.?

AT&T: Excuse me.?

ME: You know, the 10 cents a minute.

AT&T: What are you talking about.?

ME: You said you'd give me 10 cents a minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. That comes to $144 per day, $1008 per week and $52,560 per year. I'm just interested in knowing how you will be making payment.

AT&T: Oh, no, sir. I didn't mean we'd be paying you. You pay us 10 cents a minute.

ME: Wait a minute, how do you figure that by saying that you'll give me 10 cents a minute, that I'll give YOU 10 cents a minute? Is this some kind of subliminal telemarketing scheme.? I've read about things like this in the Enquirer, you know.

AT&T: No, sir, we are offering 10 cents a minute for ...

ME: THERE YOU GO AGAIN! Can I speak to a supervisor please.?

AT&T: Sir, I don't think that is nece! ssary.

ME: I insist on speaking to a supervisor.!

AT&T: Yes, Mr. Byron. Please hold.

At this point, I begin trying to finish my dinner.

SUPERVISOR: Mr. Byron.?

ME: Yeth.?

SUPERVISOR: I understand you are not quite understanding our 10 cents a minute program.

ME: Id thish Ath Teeth & Teeth.?

SUPERVISOR: Yes, sir, it sure is.

ME: (I had to swallow before I choked on my food. It was all I could do
to suppress my laughter and I had to be careful not to produce a snort.)
No, actually, I was just waiting for someone to get back to me so that I could sign up for the plan.

SUPERVISOR: Ok, no problem, I'll transfer you back to the person who was helping you.

ME: Thank you.

I was on hold once again and managed a few more mouthfuls. I need to end this conversation. Suddenly, there was an aggravated but polite voice at the other end of the phone.

AT&T: Hello, Mr. Byron, I understand that you are interested in signing up for our plan.?

ME: No, but I was wo! ndering - do you have that "Friends and Family"
thing because I'm an only child and I'd really like to have a little brother...

AT&T: click........
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Postby Roseman » Mon Jul 14, 2003 12:52 pm

LMAO

I bet that poor bastard at ATT just quite his/her job that night.

I guess you dont have to worry about ATT calling you anymore I am pretty sure you were taken off the call list
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Postby Dazedncnfz » Mon Jul 14, 2003 12:53 pm

funny , but to much effort....I personaly just tell them I have a cell phone with free long distance...and at most ask, can you give me that?......they say no, and I hang up...
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Postby Homeless » Mon Jul 14, 2003 3:33 pm

ME: I already have a phone.


LOL classic
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Re: Phone Solicitation Gone Wrong!

Postby DieHardCubbie » Mon Jul 14, 2003 6:39 pm

Slowkidz wrote:
ME: Ok, hold on.

At this point I put the phone down for a solid 5 minutes thinking that, surely, this person would have hung up the phone. I ate my salad. Much to my surprise, when I picked up the receiver, they were still waiting.



I've done this before...and they will wait.... :-B

LMAO slow....
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Postby terpfan » Mon Jul 14, 2003 10:07 pm

that was funny... god i hate telemarketers
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Postby kashikis » Tue Jul 15, 2003 7:18 am

lol good one slow,

the best i ever did was with 3 of my buddies. as i was talkin to the phone company I made it abundantly clear that i was upset with a car that continously drove by. then after a few minutes i promptly instructed my friends to yell and scream things like "Oh @$@# run! followed by footsteps pounding. then we lit off the black cats and through them a short distance. i dropped the phone to the ground and started screaming in pain along with the moans and groans of my fellow actors. this was also accompanied by the F$$$ ive been shot, oh please lord why's, and all the rest of them. then we huddled around the phone to hear the poor woman screaming at us to see if we were ok. lol or if she should call an ambulance. in the end i actually felt kind of bad so i picked up the phone and had to calm her down, she sounded like she was about to die herself. and that was the ONLY time i was ever cursed at and hung up on by a telemarketer ;-D . lmao ahh the classics
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