Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Now, automatic phone calls

If calls from tele marketing executives werent enough, Indian phone companies (atleast some of them, Airtel for instance) have come up with another annoying experience. An automatic call. It starts with an innoccous ring and as you say Hello, it breaks into a tune in your ears. Following which, a voice (usually female) says, you can disconnect this call at any time and then offers some promo (some needless 15% off on something you dont want). As if telemarketing executives werent bad enough. I think from here it is only a short hop to the cellphone.

As it is promotional SMSes are spamming our cellphones, imagine spam calls.

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