1485 is Bosworth where Richard III said “Shall I be plain? I wish the bastards dead;/And I would have it suddenly perform’d.”
By happy coincidence it’s also the number the de facto state telephone operator Telefónica (liberalisation was a fraud designed to benefit government cronies and keep Brussels at bay for a couple more years) uses daily to make hundreds of thousands of computer-controlled spam calls. If you’re not a client you may receive up to five calls a day, and if you are then they’ll still send you SMS upgrade spam. Google 1485 telefónica and you’ll find that no one understands what possible benefit can accrue to Telefónica from maintaining the deep-rooted hatred traditionally felt for it by the public, and that no one seems to know how to stop it.
A good friend tells me that he hasn’t been bothered for the last two weeks since he started using all such calls (M/F) as a free sex chat line. So: what a sexy voice you have, what colour knickers are you wearing today, ooh I’m getting all wet thinking of you, heavy panting. When they hung up, he would call 1485, which doubles as the customer service line, and say he’d been having a particularly erotic conversation with one of their sales staff, and could they put him through. And when they hung up, call them again.
What will happen if they prosecute him for sexual harassment?
- Telefónica woes
My hosting provider is blaming yesterday’s down on Telefónica fooking oop the DNS. Conversation the other week with shop assistant employed
- How to get on spammers’ lists for ever
And make Kalebeul’s fortune in the process.
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From El Imparcial, 18/01/1912: Rome, 17th (9.20 pm) This morning a telephone subscriber asked the Central to put him through to the offices
- Drongos from Mars
There’s a good post over at Confrontación about the current Telefónica hard sell, which involves pestering hapless consumers with something worse
- Non-compete agreements for freelance translators: the Groucho clause
My standard fare is NL/FR>EN legal and industrial, which goes down with a general lack of fuss and fury. But every