> -----Original Message-----
> From: Platform Independent Linux List!
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bill Merriam
> Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 2:59 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Call centers are now using Asterisk
> I have discovered, I think, that the call centers that annoy
> me are trying to use Asterisk against me. I am fighting
> back. I started listening to the calls I send to the "Monkey
> Room". They are frequently voice synthesis with Interactive
> Voice Response systems. They play you a silly customized
> message and want you to press buttons to connect to someone.
> DO NOT ANSWER THIS QUESTION: Why do people hold on the phone
> line, and even press buttons, to talk to people who are
> trying to sell them something they don't want?
> I am experimenting with sending the necessary DTMF sounds to
> connect to a person, then dialing their inbound 800 number
> and connecting them to each other. It is beautiful. They
> don't understand what is happening and spend a lot of time
> calling each other rude morons. They are right, they are rude morons.
> I was never here. I did not say this.