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Crossed wires

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by ellenr, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. ellenr

    ellenr New Member

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    Has this happened to you? I dialed a pcs phone number, the person who answered, was not the person I was calling, had a totally different phone number. (confirmed). My phone co is Verizon so they would not report a crossed line. I called Sprint/Nextel *three* times, each call taking a few minutes for me to explain the situation, get transferred to 'tech support' and get disconnected.
    Nice to know Sprint service is not better than Verizon's.
    I don't know the person I'm calling's name- she answered an ad, didn't leave her name, just the #. I hoping eventually she'll find out her phone is out of order, or it could be the wires are crossed.
    Does anyone have any ideas?
    thanks,
    ellenr
     
  2. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    I've never heard of that happening before.
     
  3. chamb

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    I might suspect that she either gave you the wrong number or you copied it down wrong. You may not have a phone problem at all. If you still have the voice mail, listen to the number again. Even if you did copy it down correctly, you might be surprised to learn that many people do not even know their own phone number.
     
  4. ellenr

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    I listened to her message many times, and I might have one digit off, and true she could have made a mistake, but -unless she was in some kind of fugue state- I doubt if she could have mistakenly given me a number which belongs to a business whose 7-digit number does not have any number in common with the number I was dialing.
    Ex if you give me your number, 123-444-5555, and I dial it, and at the other end, the person who answers says this is Joe's diner, and the number here is 123-999-8888.
    See what I mean?
    Has to be a crossed wire. well, actually since the number I dialed belongs to a wireless, guess it can't be a crossed wire. lol

    I have no idea.
    There just doesn't seem to be a way to get anyone to investigate.

    ellenr
     
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    Thats pretty strange alright. i have never heard of that before.
     
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    MOTOhooligan Former Mobile Data Addict
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    Could be an MDN/MIN issue.
     
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  7. chamb

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    Ellen,
    No - this does not have to be a Sprint PCS trouble. All sorts of crazy things happen. She may have transposed some numbers when she gave you her number. The number she gave you may belong to a corporation. That number may forward to most anyplace.

    I own a company. When the secretary is sick or just out of the office for some reason, our main number sometimes gets forwarded out of state to our other office. Different state, different area code. Sometimes that office number is also unattended. If so, the call forwards again to my cell phone which is a different area code again.
    Some of my employees can not even figure out the way our phone calls forward around. But I know how it works and I want it to be that way.
    You could be running into something strange like this and the person answering the phone has no idea what is happening.

    Now -- after all that, I will admit that Sprint PCS COULD have a problem, but if so, I seriously doubt that you can get to the right person and get it fixed. I would think that sooner or later, somehow it will get fixed.
     
  8. SmArTeStChIlD421

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    well i know this happened to me on a land line before...........i called my friend on her private line at home and some weird guy picked up and i asked to tlk to her and he said i had the wrong number........then i called her cell and the same guy picked up and told me that i had the wrong number again and i knew it was the same guy becaue i tlked with him about it for a minute......then i said goodbye and hung up......

    then i called my other friend and let me tell you that the first two numbers were like this

    610-987-xxxx
    610-858-xxxx

    completely different prefixes

    anyway so i called my friend in 610-689-xxxx


    the same guy picked up.....:mad:


    well it eventually stopped doing that....oh well.....technical difficulties
     
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  9. Yankees368

    Yankees368 Compulsive Signal Checker
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    I have had this problem several times...with Nextel

    I used my friends nextel phone last week, and was connected to someone elses convo, the network then got confused, and gave me a dial tone.
     
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  10. SmArTeStChIlD421

    SmArTeStChIlD421 Silver Senior Member
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    wow so it was one of those moments where you were actually tapped into a line but then when the network realized what it was doing it tried to drop the call and it couldnt do that either......sounds to me like a tower with Down Syndrome....
     
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  11. budney

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    I think you are right on this one. It has happened to me a few times with Sprint, but I think it was because I love to customize my PPC phones and do a lot of soft resets that caused the issue. :)

    When I was with Cingular I would have the same trouble, but it was due to the network being overloaded.
     
  12. SmArTeStChIlD421

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    yeah im sure they got a lot of problems with that when they have Independence Day and New Years.......i know when i wen to my moms friends house for New Years Eve.....i tried to call friends to talk but it blocked the calls most of the time and the phone displayed "network busy" (I had T-Mobile)

    I also tried on my dads Nextel and it went through very little but when i did eventually get through it never dropped on my tmobile phone or the nextel...

    but anyway back to the Cingular thing...

    I tried to call my friend on his Cingular phone about 20 times and it never went through.....it just started beeping like a really fast busy signal.....but the network was so congested that it didnt even forward me to his voicemail.....the landlines were relatively uncongested though......

    its always those holidays where only a few seconds are important and everyone is trying to call everyone else
     
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  13. nKrypteD1

    nKrypteD1 Software Architect
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    Just a thought, but this could also be the op's phone, especially if it happens with other numbers he dials. Like I said just a thought.
     
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  14. SmArTeStChIlD421

    SmArTeStChIlD421 Silver Senior Member
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    this is also possible
     
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  15. AnthroMatt

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    Happened to me all the time with Cingular...sometimes I would dial certain phone numbers and end up being "patched" in to a conversation that was already taking place.
     
  16. nKrypteD1

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    Now that's just classic, would hate to think how awkward that must be.
     
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    TelcomJunkie Bad Handoff Investigator
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    All the problems I'm reading about here would take place directly in the switch. The only wires involved are connecting the T1 lines which you can't just pick converstations out of. Something happened in the switch that caused these problems, be it a minor random glitch or an intentional programming by someone.
     
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  18. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    That's crazy! I remember one time about 6 years ago I was roaming on analog and ended up hearing someone else's conversation when I dialed a number. :D
     
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    TelcomJunkie Bad Handoff Investigator
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    Now on AMPS it's plausible for it to have happened, but on modern day systems it's not very easy.
     
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  20. SmArTeStChIlD421

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    yeah the digital codes the calls and gives them more security.....but it would be funny if you did stumble across a conversation between 2 terrorists.....that would be awkward
     
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    Fire14 Easy,Cheap & Sleazy
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    I have had a few times I was talking to someone via PTT & the conversation ended up with another person answering me. I have noticed this happened at fire scenes where the PTT usage was heavy.

    Never had this problem with Cingular or AT&T Wireless though.
     

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