Saturday, 12 June 2010

Junk calls

Oh, and during my testing, I would have phones on odd phone number set up on test systems with debugging screens and packet dumps and so on.

And what happens, not once but several times, those bloody junk calls. They either try and sell me debt handling or try to sell me cheap calls. They are so f'ing annoying anyway, but when they screw up my testing when I am concentrating it is even worse...

Something has to be done somehow.

Yes, I have taken to answering and threatening to kill their family. It is mildly satisfying.


  1. Allocate all your unused numbers in every range and every STD code to honeypots or tarpits which just waste their time. Every number they dial in the range with their autodialler answers etc. ?

  2. I find the following (or similar) works pretty well......

    exten => s,1,NoOp(damn pesky telemarketers)
    exten => s,n,Ringing()
    exten => s,n,Wait(5)
    exten => s,n,Answer(500)
    exten => s,n,Playback(custom/dpt-hello)
    exten => s,n,Wait(10)
    exten => s,n,SendDTMF(1)
    exten => s,n,WaitForSilence(1000)
    exten => s,n(scumloop),NoOp(Start of scum loop)
    exten => s,n,Playback(custom/dpt-youarescum)
    exten => s,n,Goto(scumloop)