You’d Think One Telcom Company Would Know The Number Of Another

, , , , , | Working | December 3, 2019

(I work for the largest telcom company in the US. I’m at my desk when I get a call.)

Me: “Thanks for calling [Company]; this is [My Name].”

Caller: “Hi, I’m calling from [Competing Telcom Company], and I wanted to talk to you today about how I can save you a bunch of money by switching your phone and Internet services to us.”

(I pause for a second, first because she clearly didn’t listen when I answered the phone, and second because the likelihood of one telcom calling another telcom to sell them Internet/phone service is pretty small.)

Me: “Well, like I said when I answered the phone, you’ve reached [Company] and we provide our own phone and Internet services.”

Caller: “Oh, my gosh, I’m calling a [Company] number?” *laughs* “What are the odds? Okay. Have a nice day!”

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