The fax ringeth  

Lipator 56M
54 posts
7/21/2005 7:54 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

The fax ringeth


I have been haunted by a fax machine that somehow got my home number and has persisted in ringing me incessantly. Now I can concede that the fax machine as an entity is possibly more than one, but I cannot unhderstand why it would want ring the hell out of my phone.

In my quest to be more and more efficient, I connected a fax machine to my home line and made the grave mistake of leaving it on. I believe there must have been some type of computer with the equivalent of a wargames like dialer that latched onto my machine and has since gone on to disseminate the number.

Probably for the last year it has been ringing but nothing I have been able to do has disuaded it. I have picked the handset up and bashed it repeatedly. I have yelled down the line that this is not a fax machine. I have played the most ghastly music down the line in the vain hope that someone might listen and realise that they have not connected with a receptive machine.

I am out of ideas about how to get this problem dealt with. My answering machine had 10 fax calls yesterday. I hardly answered the phone normally but now I live with the phone always turned off and vet the calls with the answering machine.

I know that by simply changing my number would probably be the solution but I really don't want to be without my DSL for a whole week. The time it takes to flick a couple of switches and do whatever else it takes them to do. I don't want to go through the hassle of retelling everybody my number, I don't like looking needy.

If anybody has a good solution to this problem I would be really greatful. It may change my life. Make me more outgoing and less homebound. You never know. You could change my whole outlook on life.

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
7/21/2005 12:16 pm

Get the loudest, baddest, shrillest, most deafening whistle you can find and blow long and hard into the phone. Hopefully, the receiver who is faxing things to your phone will receive the message loud and clear!!! lol..


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