Monthly Archives: October 2011

Telemarketer Types

He (or she) sounds nice In my time, I’ve experienced at least four kinds of ‘telepest.’ The artful, benevolent presenter: the caring telemarketer who attempts to mitigate their intrusion by qualifying their call with, “I’m not selling anything. This is … Continue reading

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Technology and Trysts

What’ll they think of next? The Australian public’s trust in call centres has not been bolstered by the telemarketing industry’s use of voice activity detection (VAD) technology, set by algorithms (beats me how it works, but using that term has … Continue reading

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Prank #9: Chip chomping – updated older post

#9. Chip chomping – ΩΩ Prop:    A packet of chips or crackers. (A clothes peg is optional.) TELEMARKETER: “Hello Mr. Leu. What would you say to an offer of 7 nights in Phuket, the beautiful jewel of Thailand, for … Continue reading

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Pranks #2, #6, and #30

#2. “Another telemarketer calling” – Ω  Prop: Familiarise yourself with where the hash (#) button/key is on your phone keypad.  TELEMARKETER: “Hi, is that Mrs. Koruna? Good evening, I am Rasheed from Aladdin Carpet Cleaning.”  ME: Interrupt early. “Excuse me, I … Continue reading

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Pranking Telemarketers 87 Ways

Gidday Tired of annoying telemarketing calls? Had enough of being harassed at an inconvenient time by an anonymous, foreign sounding or hard to understand cold caller? Me too! Hi, I’m Jimmy. What am I doing? Well, here I plan to post my experiences about annoying … Continue reading

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