Early morning telephone call

@Canellita (12058)
United States
December 23, 2009 8:11am CST
My mobile went off at 6:00 AM this morning. By the time I got to the phone it had stopped. The person did not leave a message and I did not recognize the number. I told myself not to worry as it was probably a wrong number. I lay back in bed thinking about my dream and I could hear an approaching siren that sounded like a fire truck. I thought about the call again and wondered who would be calling at such an early hour and after hearing the siren decided to go look outside. Peeking through the blinds everything seemed normal, but it was too late to go back to sleep. I did a reverse search on the telephone number just in case it was someone I actually knew but the number belongs to an unpublished land line. I am not one of those people who will miss a call and then dial the number back and say "Someone called this number," but now I am curious.
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13 responses
@Trensue (5253)
• United States
23 Dec 09
This sounds like the beginning of a great tale! So I am not sure if you should just call it back and tell us who it was or make up a great story that will keep us reading and entertained all day. Either way, I am expecting more!
• Spain
23 Dec 09
Hello, Trensue. I'm with you there, and I've added my persuasion to yours further down. Canellita can turn this into something really entertaining, whether she discovers the truth behind the call or not. We're waiting, Canellita!
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@mommaj (22891)
• United States
23 Dec 09
Oh, you guys are getting everyone intrigued. Now she will have to tell us what happened. I hope it's nothing, but then she makes a wonderful story out of it. How exciting!
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@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
23 Dec 09
You got people going here Trensue... It would be such a let down, if it turned out to be just a wrong number. Canellita can certainly weave this into something exciting. Like waking up beside a young guy who's convinced to be her husband. Yet Canellita doesn't know him at all. Is she waking up with amnesia? Or some alternate universe...
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@mommaj (22891)
• United States
23 Dec 09
Wow! If it is a number in your area I would call it back especially if it was an early morning call. Usually that only happens if someone needed help or has the wrong number.
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
23 Dec 09
Yeah, that is why I thought about it, but by the time I posted the discussion the emergency was likely over. I figured if it were someone I knew they would have either left a message, tried one of my other numbers or I would have had thier number stored in my phone and known who it was.
@mommaj (22891)
• United States
23 Dec 09
I always hate that. The wondering whether or not something could have happened to someone you know. Then, there is always the anxiety of the unknown.
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
24 Dec 09
Well, anxiety doesn't really visit my world. It's not worth the stress or drama.
@themdno (403)
• United States
23 Dec 09
This happened to me today also. I got a call this morning from a number I don't know, but I was asleep and didn't get a chance to answer. I noticed I have one other missed call from this number, from about 2 weeks ago. It really makes me wonder who could have called me, but I'm not the type of person to call back either. It's always frustrating when you do the reverse lookup and get nothing. But, I guess I wouldn't want people to be able to get my info if they had my number.
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
24 Dec 09
Well, I got a call on the landline about a year ago from a number I did not recognize and there were a few calls from the number but I did not notice until this person left a message. I was working a lot and no one really called me on the landline so I hardly ever checked for messages. One day I picked up the phone to make a call and the message tone was beeping so I called and checked the voice mail and it turned out it had been someone I knew -- my ex! I hadn't talked to him since before the hurricane. Long story short, it took a little more phone tag to actually have a conversation.
@themdno (403)
• United States
24 Dec 09
Yeah, that's why I wish I would have caught the call. I know if they called back twice in two weeks, that it has to be somebody that knows me. I really want to know who it is, I've been wondering all day, haha!
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
24 Dec 09
I used to get calls for someone else repeatedly and I had to threaten to take action because it was a bill collector looking for someone on the other side of town! I rarely have issues like that with my cell phone though.
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
23 Dec 09
Hi Canellita; I wouldn't worry about it so much as this happened to me two weeks ago. Only thing is, I did call the number back and asked who it was because someone called from that number. The voice on the other end said it was just the janitor of a department store and that he had no idea who would of called because no one else was there but him, the janitor. How strange is that? I pondered this for a couple of days. Then left it, although I do find this odd. I think that sometimes even though we may dial right, the numbers can get mixed up and another phone can ring that wasn't intended. I strongly feel that it was the wrong number so don't sweat it. If the number calls again, then you may want to seek out who the caller is. Until then, just leave it alone and move on.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
23 Dec 09
EvrWonder, I only wondered about if I should call back because the call came through so early in the morning. It probably was a wrong number though. I have even received voice messages that were intended for someone else. Once it was about a doctor's appointment so I called back and told them they left the message at the wrwong number.
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
8 Jan 10
A few years ago I was getting text messages from someone in NY. At the time I did not have a text package and since it was a prepaid phone I would get charged for each text. I told the guy he was texting the wrong person. He was trying to communicate with his sister in Honduras but he hadn't input the country code so the messages kept coming to me because it is the same area code.
• China
24 Dec 09
aha. do not call back and here have too many such tricks and if you call back they may cheat you. if there are really some one want to contact you they may call again i think.especially for those too ealier calls and make sure you've closed the doors and windows . maybe some theft want to check whether there are someone at house or not.
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
24 Dec 09
Well, if it was a theif, calling my mobile would not be the way to check if I were at home or not.
• China
24 Dec 09
it is often happen in my own palace,the ring lasts only for seconds, for the first time,i think it would be someone who i am oragize. but with the time passes, i often hear some of my friends also have problem, so we know it is the cheaters want you to ring back in order to gain the money in you mobile.
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
24 Dec 09
That is very odd. I don't often get calls on my mobile from number I don't recognize and especially not so early, but I don't have to worry about anything like that.
@pengbubu (1015)
• China
24 Dec 09
I get lots of that phone calls from my cellphone and I never called back, because they will charge you a lot of money via calling back. It's very popular in China. They charged more than normal calling. If someone knows you and need you help, He/she will call you for the second time. That is my point. Happy everyday!
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
24 Dec 09
You are right. I also believe that if it was someone I knew who I had given my personal number (also have a mobile for business) I would more than likely have them saved in my phone and their name would have popped up. Now if it happens again...
@clarkbody (141)
• United States
23 Dec 09
Sounds like telemarketer. I get so many calls. Most of the time if it's a number froom a state were I don't know anyone or it begins with 888 or 866 and sometimes 877, I just ignore it. if it's in state and I don't recognize it, I will only return the call if they leave a message. Otherwise they get ignored also.
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
24 Dec 09
I don't get calls from telemarketers on my cell. I don't get them at home either because I am on the national "do not call" list.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
23 Dec 09
I used to be a slave to the telephone but frankly now I don't care anymore, the phone does not run my life. I used to have a phone in the bedroom but if someone would call it would wake me up and so I took it out. It is in the living room now and so I don't hear it if it rings.
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
24 Dec 09
I often look at the caller ID thing and ignore the call, especially if the identity of the caller is blocked. But this was 6 AM on my cell phone though I did not bother to call back.
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
23 Dec 09
Hello, Canellita. How annoying, but I'm sure if it was anything important, or to do with a member of your family, the caller would have kept trying to get hold of you. I had a call at about 3.00am once, and when I answered it they said,' Mum, can you come and pick me up from (wherever?)' As I have no kids at home, and I didn't recognise the voice, I just said they had the wrong number. It went off again another twice. I think whoever it was had had too much to drink, and initially punched in the wrong number, then kept redialling. In the end, I just switched my mobile off, as she got quite abusive and wouldn't believe I wasn't her mother! Canellita, you're a great writer, and I'm sure you could construct a fascinating scenario around this. Let me know when you do!
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
23 Dec 09
First, I cannot believe that person behaved that way! Although I have to wonder what kind of family she belongs to that she would think her mohter would tell her that she had the wrong number and refuse to go and get her. Second, I guess we writers think alike because I had already gone through a number of scenarios as to what the story could be surrounding the phone call. It may become a film script one of these days :-)
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• Philippines
23 Dec 09
Wow. Who could that be. I just hope it's not a person seeking help from you. I can think of a creepy situation here. I'm having some goosebumps. Have you check on the news if there's an accident just happened?
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
23 Dec 09
Well, I did not hear of anything all day so I guess the call was just someone accidentally calling the wrong number. The evening is still young though...
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
27 Dec 09
I am sure that must have scared you a little bit. I'm glad you did a reverse telephone lookup, I know of the ability but don't use it often so wouldn't have thought of it. I probably would have broke down and called the number again, afterall, they called so it's only right.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
27 Dec 09
One thing I hate is being awakened by the telephone! I figured if it was someone I knew or if it was an emergency I would get more calls at all my numbers or repeat calls and since I got neither I just assumed it was a wrong number. I didn't hear of anything happening to anyone I know so I guess it was just a random ocurrence. I have a personal mobile and a business one and both are prepaid. I keep them out of necessity and convenience, but there are days I could just as well do without them. I also have a land line and multiple email addresses so if someone really needed me they could get me.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
27 Dec 09
It seems like your covered from all angles then. Your right though if it was any kind of an emergency there would be many calls and not just one, and repeat calls as well. It's great that it wasn't anyone you knew though, but it's still curious with such an early morning call. It could have just as easily been pranksters but I'm not sure how easy it is to access prepaid phone numbers.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
28 Dec 09
Anyone making prank calls at that hour has a serious problem. No one knows a number is prepaid unless they are told. It's easy to call mobile numbers if you know that a particular prefix is associated with them. You can make up the other four digits, if as you suggest, it was prank calling.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
9 Jan 10
Hi, Canellita. How about you try calling this number back. It may be someone that is calling from a number that you may just can't recognize. Hopefully it is someone that you know. And I hope that everything is okay with the reason why they were calling so early in the morning. I hope that you will find out whom is calling you at such an early hour.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
10 Jan 10
It was so long ago that the person would not remember who they were trying to call or why. I used to put the phone on silent at night. This was one time I wished I had done it!