A call from unknownn caller!

Philippines
July 18, 2012 6:53am CST
Do you ever answer calls from unknown number?? We save numbers on our cellphone for those we know and we acquainted with. Saving numbers is very important so that we know and we recognize who's calling us but there are times that we get calls from unknown callers. Do you ever bother to answer it? well, in my case, I answer it and ask "who's this?" so that I would know who's calling immediately. The funny thing is that some of these callers would say, "I just finger-guess you number and was wondering if we could be friends." LOL! In that case, I press the end button! and text.. "don't bother me anymore!"
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20 responses
@hestylim (1211)
• Indonesia
18 Jul 12
I answer to unknown callers, but if they are so bothering, I will just ignore them. Sometimes people we know call us with unknown number because they have no credit in their cell phone anymore or probably in somewhere outside their home. If the unknown caller acted like you told, then I would just ignore him.. :)
@riyauro (6431)
• India
18 Jul 12
hi tess, i do answer unknown caller because i think may be my own people whom i know may try to call from a new number if their fone doesn't work or battery is down. And who knows it can some emergency call. I always answer all calls coming on my fone. have a good day.
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• Philippines
18 Jul 12
Yes I answer unknown callers because I post my resume on the internet looking for jobs, and usually employers calls me thru the phone number I posted. Of course we cannot filters all the calls and some are just calling for pranks. For pranks callers, I am putting down the call immediately because I think those people are just a waste of time and phone battery.
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@samd87 (327)
18 Jul 12
I never answer calls from unknown numbers, I think if it is anything important they can leave me a voice mail and I will get back to them.
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• Philippines
18 Jul 12
I also answer unknown callers just like what you do. We don't know if it's an emergency or sometimes they are from companies we applied for. But there are just some people who tried to bother us and I really hate it. I directly tell them not to disturb me and I don't want to waste my time on nonsense things.
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• Philippines
26 Aug 12
Yes, because sometimes it might be an emergency. And sometimes my friends who have no prepaid credits borrows cellphone from their friends and call me with a number not registered on my phone. SO i just answer them.
@dpk262006 (52478)
• Delhi, India
31 Jul 12
I do not receive such calls where the caller would say that she rang my number by chance and if I could be her friend.
@bent31 (86)
• Canada
21 Jul 12
I'm not embarrassed to say that every call I get is an Unknown Caller because I don't have caller ID, LOL. But I answer it anyway, either way you can just hang up if you don't know the person.
@chicgale (2982)
• Philippines
19 Jul 12
I answer unknown callers too, but when they tell me that they just finger-guess my number, I hang up right away and text them not to bother me anymore.
@squallming (1778)
• Malaysia
19 Jul 12
Indeed, I sometimes get this kind of unknown calls too. Some may just be a wrong number, some are those who guessed your number and say they want to befriend with you. On the other hand, some are with good reasons such as a call from bank, companies, school, survey and competition. I would always answer any phone calls including those not in my contact list because it may really be something urgent.
@Daisy_22 (1230)
• Philippines
19 Jul 12
I also answer unregistered numbers thinking in the positive way that it might be in an emergency situation.Moreover I also pay sometime in order to answer my doubts.I always value the phrase taht You will never know the answer if you will never take the risk of asking.However, we can't avoid that there are really some foolish callers that there has nothing to do with their life.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
18 Jul 12
I don't bother to pick up the calls.(^^) yeah, I am such a person. I don't take calls from stranger. Since there are just a few people who would call me so I know I should not get any unknown number. Plus, actually I hate phone calls so it's hard to see me calls someone or get a phone call from others.(^^)
@factorial (982)
• Philippines
18 Jul 12
Sometimes I do answer calls from unknown numbers... it might be an important one... if it is not then I would promptly say "sorry"
• India
18 Jul 12
Hi friend, i am also in your sort, don't miss any calls, as some of our friends or relatives may change their number and come from their new number, so always i attend all the incoming calls from the strange numbers, if an unknown person is making fun with that call, i will cut the call as well as save the number as unwanted
@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
18 Jul 12
Those pop up on my cell all the time, I think they are annoying. Especially so when you are expecting an important call. I just ignore and delete.
@mikyung (2235)
• Philippines
18 Jul 12
With my kind of work, a have a lot of unknown or unregisted numbers calling my phone. Sometimes I have a lot of urgent calls to attend to. I believe we should answer those calls, who knows that could be someone else informing you that you legitimately won a million pesos or a chance of a lifetime event. Wow But we need to be assertive on things also. Thanks
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
18 Jul 12
i have an online store so i can't ignore callers with unrecognized numbers. and i always start with a greeting just in case its a new customer who's calling
@sk66rc (4264)
• United States
18 Jul 12
I don't answer unknown caller or calls from blocked numbers... If its an important call, they'll leave a message...
@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
18 Jul 12
I have answered the phone when I received a cll from someone I didn't know, but I don't anymore. When I did answer them, they would just hang up anyway, as I guess they figured they had the wrong number. I have a call blocker on my phone for such annoying phone calls. I have one that when I answered the first time, they hung up, and after that, they just kept calling and would do the same thing, so I finally put them on the call blocker. They try to send me a voicemail, but it ends up being a blank one or it gets cut off. I am glad I put them on my call blocker. They will call several times a day, and now nothing, so I figured they finally got the message, that I didn't want to be bothered with them. I find it easier not to answer, as most are just trying to get information from me anyways, and I won't give personal information out to anyone. Take care, and have a very good day.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
18 Jul 12
LOL! With the promos of unlimited call and text our providers are offering nowadays, this scene is usual. As for me, I sometimes do not receive calls from unknown numbers unless I received a text from that said number first informing me who he/she is. I know that sometimes it could be an emergency, thankfully, there was no such case yet, still I just have this attitude. Well, of course I would answer any call most of the time, but there are just times that I want to at least know who my caller first before I answer.