Technology Alcohol and mobiles make red-faced cocktail

Discussion in 'Technology' started by helenheaven, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. helenheaven

    helenheaven Premium Member

    CANBERRA: An Australian phone company is offering customers the chance to blacklist numbers before heading out for a night on the town so they can reduce the risk of making any embarrassing, incoherent late-night calls.


    A survey of 409 people by Virgin Mobile, a joint venture of The Virgin Group and Optus, found 95 per cent made drunk calls.

    Of those calls, 30 per cent were to ex-partners, 19 per cent to current partners, and 36 per cent to other people, including their bosses.

    The company also found that 55 per cent of those polled would grab for their phone first the next morning to check who they had drunkenly dialled, compared with just eight percent who went for the headache pills first.


    Yep, nothing worse than the "what the hell did I get up to last night feeling..."
     
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  2. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    409 people? thats a random number.

    what i want to know: if they knowingly block a number, cant they just as easisly unblock it?

    ---pineapple
     
  3. Zsandmann

    Zsandmann Premium Member

    you know I have a few friends that are 'drunken callers' they randomly hit buttons on their phone till they call some one then they yell in the phone till you hang up, and God help you if they get your voice mail.
     
  4. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    On my cell phone, it forces you to listen to a message all the way through before it will delete it. I REALLY hope they dont call me!

    ---pineapple