I was getting ready for work today. I keep my cell turned off during the day when I sleep, so it don’t bother me. Well, I got two missed calls from two VERY similar numbers with a 215 area-code. Including one in a 336 area code.
Well, tonight at work, I got two more calls. I didn’t answer, but it is annoying as all hell.
Sorry, had to vent about this because I don’t like being harassed, it makes me paranoid because of being harassed in school as a kid.
Keeps up, I’ll call my friend who is a cop about it and get advice. See what happens Thursday.
Chris, have you tried looking up those numbers on the internet? The 215 area code is from around Philadelphia, and the 336 one is from North Carolina. I know there are places that have reverse look up, but I have never used one.
Oh I did that… and found that out. At first, I thought the 215 had to do with my folks but they are in Europe right now, so I knew that was not it. My parents live in Philadelphia, but are in Europe at a conference that is work-related for my dad right now, so I knew it had nothing to do with them. Just was weird that the five calls came from that area.
All the 215 numbers were very similar. And I found out the 336 number was a con-number. Very well-used to boot.
I checked on the net, but I had to vent, cause it is annoying to get calls from area codes I am not familiar with or whatnot on a cell I’ve only had for four weeks.
A cell phone will only show missed calls if it is turned on and has a signal. If it’s off or there’s no service, there’s no way for the cell phone to know who called it. Personally I think this is a feature that the cell companies need to add. I mean with my home phone service, I can see who called even if my phone is unplugged from the wall. Just log on to a website and it shows me exactly who called and when. With all this high-tech stuff today you’d think they could do that with cellular service. It would be nice to see who tried to call my cell when the battery was dead or I was outside of my service area, etc.
Back on topic… There is a do not call registry for cell phones. I’d suggest registering your cell # with that. Wait 30 days and if those numbers still call you after you’ve been on the do not call list for 30 days, you can file a complaint (can do it online) and get those people in legal trouble. I believe if a complaint is filed and they are found guilty, they get fined big time. I’ve filed numerous complaints to companies that still call me even after being registered with Do Not Call for over a year. And it has helped reduce a lot of unwanted calls.
I have answered and gotten voice mail messages looking for a Carl. Well, I am not Carl. I’m Chris.
Well, I am going to ignore any number from that 215 area code. I’ll ust ignore them from now on and I put my cell on the national do not call list. I am tired of this crap. I hate to be mistaken for someone else.
I talked to a friend last night, he thinks that its an overly aggressive collections agency trying to find the person who had the number before I did. I tend to agree with him on it. Not sure what to make of it, as I’ve only had that number for over 3 weeks.
I got a cell phone as a Christmas present back in 2006. Well, I went on a camping trip the day after Christmas and I brought my sell phone. It tunrs out that the number has been recycled and it used to belong to a person named Rebecca Lincoln. The day after Christmas I recieved no less than twenty calls from collection agencies asking for this lady. I continued to recieve nurmerous calls a day for this lady until about four months ago, when I put my number on the Do Not Call Registry. I’ve only recieved five or six calls since then and when I tell them I do not know her etc., they are really nice and say they will take my number off of their list.