Do you call your "Missed Call" numbers back?

@breepeace (3027)
Canada
January 23, 2009 12:34pm CST
I accidentally called a wrong number yesterday. One of my good friends just changed his number, and although I thought I had it memorized, I was actually off by a few digits. I got the voicemail of some "Greg" person, so I hung up without leaving a message. Last night I got a phone call back from "Greg" wondering why I had called. I told him it was a wrong number and he acted kind of mad that I had wasted his time by accidentally calling him. "Chill out, dude", I felt like saying, "No one forced you to call me back!" I've never called back one of my missed call unknown caller numbers, and I do get kind of annoyed with people that do. I used to get phone calls all the time from people at my old place who wondered why I called them. I had 4 roommates. I was quite likely not the one doing to calling, so why don't you tell me who you are and who you suspect is calling you and I can help you put 2 and 2 together instead of getting angry at the way you're interrogating me, the person who DID NOT call you. *LOL* So do you call them back? Do you get annoyed when other people do it to you?
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@rmuxagirl (7568)
• United States
23 Jan 09
I rarely call unknown numbers back. Sometimes I would send text messages to them asking who they were. I ended up having a long conversation with one guy because he called my friend who was too afraid to find out who called her LOL.
@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
24 Jan 09
if i know the person i got a missed call from i'll call them back but if someone calls me with a number i don't know i don't pick up my phone (even if im right beside my phone) i had some experiences with numbers i didnt know so i stopped picking them up. and if its important they can leave me a message on my voicemail. but that guy shouldn't have been mad at you..hes the one that called you back, that's very dumb on his part. i work at a dealership and i get tons of calls from people claiming someone called them from here...but they never know who called so i can't help them and they get mad at me when i tell them theres no way i can find out who called them. some people just dont think LOL
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@breepeace (3027)
• Canada
25 Sep 09
Ah yes, the joys of working reception. :) I always got a kick of that and have a hard time restraining myself from saying, "Would you like me to call all 68 of the people in the building currently to ask if they might have called you within the last hour?".
@sacmom (14316)
• United States
30 Sep 09
No, I don't normally call them back. However, there was one that I decided to call back after I gave it a little thought. A woman had accidentally called my cell phone number and left a message saying she was interested in the house that was listed for rent. My first initial thought was that my landlord was looking for new tenants for the house my husband and I rent. But then I quickly remembered that their home phone number and my cell phone number aren't closely related at all, so I threw that thought out the window. LOL I contemplated whether or not I should call this woman back. It was for the wrong number, after all. But at the same time she did think that she had called the right number. Which means that she'd probably miss the opportunity of renting that house that she was so interested in. I decided it would be best to call her back. So, that's what I did. I explained to her that she had called the wrong number and I didn't want her to think someone else got the house before her. She thanked me for going through the trouble and letting her know and we hung up. I know it wasn't much, but it made me feel good that I could help, no matter how minute it was. Happy mylotting!
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• Canada
24 Jan 09
I have called them before, but I don't bother anymore. What a jerk! He wasted his OWN time calling you back when he didn't know who you were. The way I look at it, if someone called and didn't leave a message, either it wasn't important or it was a wrong number. When people annoy me, I am quick to let them know they have, trust me. I am a Leo, so I am very up front with my emotions. But if they p1ss me off, I cool off as soon as I am allowed to vent and therefore get rid of the baggage.
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• United States
24 Jan 09
I sometimes got a missed call from somebody else, Usually i just ignore it,well i just want to be carefull., cuz you don't know if they are a strangers you know.. i only respond my missed call from people on my phone list, because people that usually call me are my friends or family..
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@peedielyn (1210)
• United States
24 Jan 09
I don't call people back if I have the missed call signal. Usually, in a matter of minutes they call back or text me that they called. I have a friend that lives a bit away and she is elderly. I try to call her once a week and sometimes she's out. Because she doesn't accept blocked calls, I will unblock my number for her to see me. Now, her daughter knows my full name and if it shows up on the caller ID--which I know for a fact does, She will still call me and say--"ummm, someone from your number called my house" I'm like--Deb, You know who I am Y do you even bother--I called for your mom. I do it every week. She gets mad at me and hangs up on me. I really hate that. You seen my name on the caller ID and you know who I am, Why would you bother calling back. Just tell your mom I called. Geeez does this always have to be a fight?? Happy Mylotting to you!
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• Brazil
24 Jan 09
I never call back on numbers I don't know, I only call back if it's someone I know and depends on my mood and if I really want to talk to that person, lol
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@CRIVAS (1820)
• Canada
24 Jan 09
I personally always call my unknown numbers back, you never know what the call is about. I find that most times people are okay with the fact that yuo have called them back although there have been a few times, that I have come across someone who gets pissed that I called them back. It is usually around that time that I tell that person that I am sorry to have bothered them but I just wanted to make certain that everything was okay. You never know when a relative could be calling with an emergency and perhaps they are calling from an unknown phone number. I never get made when someone calls me back after a wrong number calling, I usually just say sorry and let them know why I called in the first place. Most times I think it is just nice that they care enough to find out what is going on.
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@subhakars (934)
• India
24 Jan 09
I do not call back the missed calls. However if there are 2-3 calls from the same number then I will call them back. Once I lost my cell and missed all my friend's numbers. I remembered one number and called that number but it missed some number and it went to another lady. That lady was doubting me and asked me many questions like which place iam calling from, where iam how did i get that number. It was a hard time convincing her that it was accidental.
@Takashy (496)
• Latvia
24 Jan 09
Only if its the number of a friend or someone else who I know. Why should I call back someone on a number I don't know anything about? :)
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@regal_aeros (2606)
• Singapore
24 Jan 09
yes and no for me. if the number shown is unknown (meaning it's not recorded in my phonebook.. i'd just skip it. If it's important they'll call me back. If the number shown is one of my friends. I'd text back and ask what's wrong.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
24 Jan 09
Gosh, you can't even crank call anyone anymore like my generation did as kids! Phooey!
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• United States
23 Jan 09
I dont call missed calls or unknow calls back. If I dont reconize it or if they didnt leave a message then I dont worry about it. It must not of been that important. But it is aggrivating when people call you back when you accidently called the number by mistake. Its like come on people.
• United Arab Emirates
23 Mar 10
I do usually call back my unknown number missed
• United Arab Emirates
23 Mar 10
Just to be sure which of my family members
• United Arab Emirates
23 Mar 10
Or friends who's trying to call from pay phone
• United Arab Emirates
23 Mar 10
Or a friends phone...i don't get mad if it's me
@mokkka (883)
• Bulgaria
7 May 10
I call only when I know it was somebody who needed something.I have many friends who just have a lot a free minutes and call me all the time just to spend them.I am tired of this so I usually leave my phone at home on purpose and when I come back I check out if there was someone I think may not have called just to spent some time on the phone.
@Adelida2233 (1008)
• United States
30 Sep 09
I have pretty much everyone I know in my phone book and my friends know that if they call from some random number, to leave a message and I'll call back immediately. I always have my phone with me, but I do not pick up random numbers I don't know.