21st century tape over the phone plug prank??
March 12, 2009 2:24 PM Subscribe
Phone Prank Filter: I need to keep a co-worker's phone from ringing. I know the tape over plug technique but the trick is these phones have digital displays. Is there a way to cut the phone w/o cutting the power?
posted by DetonatedManiac to technology (14 answers total)
The phone is a NEC Dterm 80 (I guess... that's the only markings on it), so if I put tape over the plug the main display goes blank, a dead giveaway it's not working. That will probably cause her to bug our tech guy rather than wonder why her phone does not ring.
Answer must be non permanent, non damaging to phone, non dangerous, and easy enough for an electrical idiot (me) to pull it off.
Low tech techniques are good too, but keep in mind that the co-worker uses a phone headset, so the tape over the Mic or tape over little button thingy the hand set rests on won't work either. Also, it would be good if the prank does not affect customers who call in, so keeping her from receiving calls is great (I can take them) but making her headset silent so the customer hears nothing is not so great
Other phone related phone pranks welcome. Or ways I could slow down her ability to answer the phone, or speed mine up (we are in a bit of a race to answer phones).