Here's how 1-800 numbers work:
You buy one from your telco. The 800 number automatically forwards to one or more not-toll free numbers (rotary hunting) when someone calls them.
Thing about toll-free numbers is, the person who bought the 800 has to pay for each and every call that completes to it.
I got another one of those "you have not contacted us regarding mechanical coverage on your vehicle" snail mail spams today.
The phone number is 1-833-330-5439
It's toll free in the United States.
It would really, really suck if a whole bunch of people called it nine or ten times and hung up on them.
@drwho Hack the system!!! :-)
@gemlog ./annoy, yo. ☎️
There needs to be a blobcat using a phone or a blobcat phreak emojo or something...
@drwho Really? I think there are enough emoji! Too many to go through for me anyhow :-)
@email@example.com snail mail spam? i wonder what's behind this whole warranty push thing, anyway. at first i thought it was just another scam but with all this hub-bub regarding Right to Repair and with the EPA sticking their dick in the "off road use only" automotive industry making spare parts impossible to swap between cars, i'm thinking this might be coordinated chaos.
only one complaint! amazing!
@purple I don't know... it could be.
It's not like they make it terribly easy to file complaints.
@feld Huh! Didn't know they got that much easier to get.
@drwho Huh, I kept pressing the wrong number to pick a language. I'll have to try again.
@drwho if you're not lucky enough to be in the states, add 2 zeroes before the number :)
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.