Wrong Number!

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@Kandae11 (53782)
September 18, 2018 9:49am CST
How often do you get a wrong number call and how often do you call a wrong number?. Ten or fifteen years ago I would receive at least two each day, but these days I hardly ever get any -not that I mind - some of those calls could be rather disconcerting. I remember informing one caller that he had the wrong number, but he didn't seem in a hurry to hang up. He asked me my name and I told him "have a nice day" - and ended the call. He called back immediately and in a very rough tone asked me why I cut him off. I again ended the call and turned my phone off for the next three hours. I wasn't being rude, but I saw no reason why I should give him my name or continue to converse. Have you ever received weird calls on your phone?
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@allknowing (130292)
• India
18 Sep 18
That must have been not a silent but a noisy admirer. Or perhaps he knew who you were.
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@allknowing (130292)
• India
18 Sep 18
@Kandae11 Then he must have fallen for your voice (lol)
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@Kandae11 (53782)
18 Sep 18
Not really. He was just trying his luck.
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@Kandae11 (53782)
18 Sep 18
@allknowing I find that hard to believe.
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• Preston, England
18 Sep 18
I do get wrong number calls - I love it when I tell someone the person they want doesn't live in my flat and they ask 'are you sure?' as if I could look round again and find their friend has lived by me for years without me noticing
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• Preston, England
18 Sep 18
@Kandae11 yes had that one too - also had them read the number they want to me and it is nothing like my number - I could understand it if they misdialed by a single didget but its like they just pressed numbers at random and hoped for the best sometimes
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@Kandae11 (53782)
18 Sep 18
What they do too - which I think is reasonable to ask - is this number 569 .....? and you say no it is not. Then they might continue with - but........
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@Kandae11 (53782)
18 Sep 18
@arthurchappell That's it ! a wild guess while hoping for the best.
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@LadyDuck (460454)
• Switzerland
18 Sep 18
We never had many wrong number calls, I would say no more than 5 or 6 a year. It is a very long time that I do not dial a wrong number.
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@LadyDuck (460454)
• Switzerland
18 Sep 18
@Kandae11 I also usually said "sorry, I dialed the wrong number", but it happened that people hang up when I replied, I supposed they felt embarrassed.
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@Kandae11 (53782)
18 Sep 18
I haven't dialed one in a long time too. Usually if I dial a wrong number I would say - sorry, I got the wrong number. However I remember one occasion when I simply hung up without saying anything - the person called my number and demanded to know if I called a minute ago. I know I should have said something.
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@Kandae11 (53782)
18 Sep 18
@LadyDuck I feel embarrassed when I dial a wrong number.
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@amadeo (111948)
• United States
18 Sep 18
Not too often.Been pretty good.Block most callers.
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@amadeo (111948)
• United States
18 Sep 18
@Kandae11 But a big but does not always help.They change their telephone number.Very sneaky
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@Kandae11 (53782)
18 Sep 18
@amadeo Oh yes, they can do that too.
@Kandae11 (53782)
18 Sep 18
I have been forced to block a few times.
@ridingbet (66857)
• Philippines
23 Sep 18
our landline number is often miscalled as the clinic of one urologist specialist. sometimes too, the other end often tells me that 'she will order 2 big platters of noodles for a birthday celebration', to which i sometimes prank as saying a very lofty price for the noodles being ordered.
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@ridingbet (66857)
• Philippines
26 Sep 18
@Kandae11 would you believe me that i once received a phone call from a young male who was so depressed that he wanted just somebody to listen to him? i listened to him while i was nursing my son.
@Kandae11 (53782)
23 Sep 18
Years ago during the summertime when school is out, there would be a lot of prank calls.
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@Courage7 (19633)
• United States
23 Sep 18
I really do not ever get those. I am sorry you did..and keep calling was he? That is very annoying.
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@Kandae11 (53782)
23 Sep 18
Years ago we got them more frequently.
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@Courage7 (19633)
• United States
23 Sep 18
@Kandae11 Yes it seems that way not anymore for me.
@rakski (112925)
• Philippines
19 Sep 18
I just got one wrong number today. I agree with you, I do not see the need to tell that person your name if he is wrong in his number.
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@rakski (112925)
• Philippines
19 Sep 18
@Kandae11 very true.
@Kandae11 (53782)
19 Sep 18
He was being personal.
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@bluesa (15023)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
20 Sep 18
Nowadays if it is not a number on my contact list, I don't answer my phone, I switch it to silent. But the few times I did get wrong number calls in the past, I would just tell them they had the wrong number and end the call, luckily they didn't phone back. Sorry he got aggressive with you.
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@bluesa (15023)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Sep 18
@Kandae11 you're right, he shouldn't have asked in anyway.
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@Kandae11 (53782)
23 Sep 18
I saw no reason why I should give him my name.
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• United States
18 Sep 18
I have caller ID so I don't usually answer the phone if I'm not familiar with the number. However, recently I've been getting a call from CVS pharmacy telling me my prescription is ready for pick-up and it's not for me but for someone else. I don't know how many times they called before they stopped.
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@Kandae11 (53782)
18 Sep 18
That's rather strange. I would expect them to be extra careful when it concerns a prescription.
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• United States
18 Sep 18
@Kandae11 you would think so right...eventually they stopped calling and I guess it got fixed. Sometimes I think they might just enter the phone number wrong when they're filling out the information
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@DianneN (247216)
• United States
20 Sep 18
You were wise about not giving him your name and hanging up. Too many freaks out there!
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@Kandae11 (53782)
20 Sep 18
Right! He actually sounded angry.
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@DianneN (247216)
• United States
20 Sep 18
@just4him (308692)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Sep 18
You did the right thing in not giving him your name or other information and hanging up on him.
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@just4him (308692)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Sep 18
@Kandae11 I would expect you would. So, would I.
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@Kandae11 (53782)
18 Sep 18
Thank you. I would do it again if such a situation arose.
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@JudyEv (326774)
• Rockingham, Australia
18 Sep 18
I rang a wrong number the other day. It's always come as a shock as you know what number you wanted to ring and to find out you've dialled something else always surprises me.
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@JudyEv (326774)
• Rockingham, Australia
19 Sep 18
@Kandae11 Haha. Poor person. I know how they feel.
@Kandae11 (53782)
18 Sep 18
That is the reason why some find it hard to believe they got the wrong number. I was once asked - "are you sure?"
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@db20747 (43434)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
18 Sep 18
I met a guy on the phone when he dialed the wrong number!!! He and I became very good friends!!! Talked almost everyday!!! But, every time I tried 2 meet him, He would find an excuse!!! I kept asking 2 meet him but never got to!!! He would never come out to meet me even if I offered 2 pay 4 dinner!!!!!
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@db20747 (43434)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
18 Sep 18
@Kandae11 He was such a nice young man!!!! And very interesting to talk 2!!!!
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@Kandae11 (53782)
18 Sep 18
Even though you offered to pay for dinner? I think he really has something to hide
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@ilocosboy (45157)
• Philippines
19 Sep 18
This just happened to me yesterday. I try to call a fellow whose number was saved in my phone's phonebook, in two years its only now I'm calling him for important matter. Someone answered and told him "John how are you?" He told me that he's not John and said the sim card number might cut to previous owner and given to him. I immediately apologized to him.
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@ilocosboy (45157)
• Philippines
20 Sep 18
So embarrassed at that moment.
@Kandae11 (53782)
19 Sep 18
You must have felt a bit embarrassed - but these things happen.
@shaggin (71678)
• United States
19 Sep 18
When I was young we got wrong number calls all the time. Sometimes I would just go along with the conversation until they finally asked who I was or figured out I wasn't who they were looking for. Usually I was pretty bored if I did that and young! I very rarely ever get one now. I think because people add phone numbers into their contact lists on their phone it prevents people dialing the wrong number all the time.
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@Kandae11 (53782)
20 Sep 18
That is true.
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@May2k8 (18123)
• Indonesia
19 Sep 18
Yes sometimes, but I never told my real name.
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@Kandae11 (53782)
19 Sep 18
Good idea.
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@sjvg1976 (41132)
• Delhi, India
19 Sep 18
Absolutely there is no reason to tell your name to a stranger who accidentally calls you up. I usually don't pick calls from unsaved nos.
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@Kandae11 (53782)
19 Sep 18
I know I was right not to.
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@jobelbojel (34730)
• Philippines
21 Sep 18
I got multiple callers before, but now, no more wrong number. It is either people don't use calls anymore.
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@Kandae11 (53782)
23 Sep 18
Or they have become more familiar with using their cellphones.
@Shiva49 (26245)
• Singapore
20 Sep 18
Yes, there are some who seem to have a lot of time on their hands. I do get occasionally and also dial a wrong number but do not entertain further time wasting - siva
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@Kandae11 (53782)
20 Sep 18
That's what it is - time wasting.
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19 Sep 18
I havent experince wrong number for the past 12 years.
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@Kandae11 (53782)
19 Sep 18
That's a long time.The last one I received was about five months ago.