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Re: What are they? (thread)

uk.telecom

Posted: 12 Days 2 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

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Re: What are they? (thread)

uk.telecom

Posted: 12 Days 3 Hours ago by: Woody

Might be difficult given this is a binary newsgroup and I do not use any form of social media where I could dump it for display - unless of course you have any suggestions?

Re: What are they? (thread)

uk.telecom

Posted: 12 Days 3 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

So take a photo of it then ;-)

Re: What are they? (thread)

uk.telecom

Posted: 12 Days 3 Hours ago by: Woody

No, not that. Council wi-fi is usually a commercial access point comprising a slim(ish) panel with two stalks upwards and two matching downwards, as in this:- https://tinyurl.com/yc7sxaf6 I have a suspicion that these might be cell en

Re: What are they? (thread)

uk.telecom

Posted: 12 Days 8 Hours ago by: Adrian Caspersz

'Street' WiFi supplied by the Local Council?

What are they?

uk.telecom

Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: Woody

I have noticed of late a profusion of additions - in many cases of the top of lampposts or on lamppost poles alone. It consists of a white(ish) box maybe 12-15" square and 6-8in thick with a white (co-linear?) antenna perhaps 3ft or so l

Re: Scammers calling at 3am ? (thread)

uk.telecom

Posted: 21 Days ago by: Bob Eager

This one is dated 1992, I bought it then, and have used it daily ever since. The onw downstairs was bought by me in 1989, also used daily! My wife's Model M also dates back to 1989.

Re: Scammers calling at 3am ? (thread)

uk.telecom

Posted: 21 Days ago by: MB

I don't know if it is an apochrypal story but a friend knows someone who provided telecom services for various organisations including telephone connections to service personnel away from home. He says that a RN vessel got a double g

Re: Scammers calling at 3am ? (thread)

uk.telecom

Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: BrightsideS9

Ditto, made in 1990.

Re: Scammers calling at 3am ? (thread)

uk.telecom

Posted: 21 Days 17 Hours ago by: Bob Eager

I am using a 1391406 right now. Every PC I use has a Model M on it.

Re: Scammers calling at 3am ? (thread)

uk.telecom

Posted: 21 Days 17 Hours ago by: Julian Macassey

I trolled one caller from the "Windows Department for about haf an hour. Finally he screamed "Motherfucker!" and hung up.

Re: Scammers calling at 3am ? (thread)

uk.telecom

Posted: 21 Days 18 Hours ago by: Marco Moock

May keyboard IBM Model M 1391403 doesn't have a Windows key. May Thinkpad X40 also doesn't have one.

Re: Scammers calling at 3am ? (thread)

uk.telecom

Posted: 21 Days 21 Hours ago by: Scott

My brother got the one about the accident that was not his fault. He explained there was an accident last week. They were running late for a dinner appointment and there was a red light but because they were running late they just kept

Re: Scammers calling at 3am ? (thread)

uk.telecom

Posted: 21 Days 21 Hours ago by: Scott

I had a variant on that. I got a call about double glazing. She asked how old my windows were. I asked her which version. She said it was the windows in the house. I said I knew that she was talking about my home PC not the office P

Re: Scammers calling at 3am ? (thread)

uk.telecom

Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: Woody

+1 I had a call from 'BT' one day to say that I was 'causing problems on the Internet' but not to worry as they would stay on line with me until it was resolved. This was Kevin with a <very> heavy Asian accent and clearly English was

Re: Scammers calling at 3am ? (thread)

uk.telecom

Posted: 21 Days 23 Hours ago by: Marco Moock

My strategy against scam/advert calls is annoying this people by playing with them. Cooperate with them (don't really do it, just tell them) and steal their time. They may freak out sometimes, but they never called me again.

Re: Scammers calling at 3am ? (thread)

uk.telecom

Posted: 23 Days ago by: Roger Mills

I don't know about the BT phones which incorporate trueCall technology but, on my trueCall stand-alone device, the Star and Zap (white & black) lists can be quite flexible, and can include wildcards. For example, you could allow all cal

Re: Scammers calling at 3am ? (thread)

uk.telecom

Posted: 23 Days 3 Hours ago by: Woody

I should have said that if the unit tries to connect and there is no response it will dump the call to the TAM (or should I call it voicemail these days?)

Re: Scammers calling at 3am ? (thread)

uk.telecom

Posted: 23 Days 6 Hours ago by: Mark Carver

But that relies on a whitelist of approved numbers ?  The whitelist can never be exhaustive. For instance, my mother has Sainsbury's home deliveries. Often the driver will ring to say he's running late or early. That's from the driver

Re: Scammers calling at 3am ? (thread)

uk.telecom

Posted: 24 Days 19 Hours ago by: Woody

A nuisance call blocking phone is a good option. The phone doesn't even ring if the caller doesn't comply. Two types: those done by Panasonic are effective against automated calls as they ask for digit 1 to be pressed to continue. The c

Scammers calling at 3am ?

uk.telecom

Posted: 24 Days 20 Hours ago by: Mark Carver

My mother reported to me she was woken up at 3am by a series of scam calls this week. I checked her phone's call log, and she was right. Calls at 02:50, 03:00, 03:08, and another couple at 07:07 and 07:14hrs All of them had CLID startin

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