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Wrong number - and some!

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Wrong number - and some!

My PN broadband phone number begins 01273 358...
This morning I received a call from someone wanting Featherstone Wood Primary School
Looking at their numbers I cannot even begin to see how they got me - usually you can see how they have miss-dialled.
Anyone any idea?
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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nanotm
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Re: Wrong number - and some!

depends if they were typing the number out on a pc or a telephone, since the numpad layout is reversed it could be fairly simple to do if not paying attention when swapping from one to the other in an office, I know ive done things like that before when not really paying attention ......
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
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Re: Wrong number - and some!

I had a 'wrong' number this morning to my mobile. When the caller called out the number she had dialled it was 12 digits long with the first 11 being mine. She didn't seem to understand when I tried explaining that to her.
'Sorry to have bothered you, though' - 'That's OK the phone was ringing anyway'  Cheesy

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PowerLee
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Re: Wrong number - and some!

I had a wrong number to my mobile a few years back, the other person said sorry & hung up.
Within a minute it rang again showing the same persons number on the display, I answered the phone & said " you still have the wrong number "
Must have been 3rd time lucky for him as he never rang back  Grin
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Re: Wrong number - and some!

The first time our daughter was away from home when she tried to ring us she miss dialled - and got our next door neighbour - great hilarity as she passed the phone handset over the fence to us!
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
   Why I have left Plusnet (warning: long post!)   
Broadband: Andrews & Arnold Home::1 (FTTC 80/20)
Line rental: Pulse 8 Home Line Rental (£13/month)
Mobile: iD mobile (£4/month)