My mother in-law has severe bone on bone arthritis. Needs a new cell phone with actual buttons, large buttons preferably, and not a touch screen. [more inside]
I'm helping organize a phone banking effort from Hawaii for a ballot initiative in Washington state (3 hours ahead). From my googling, It seems the consensus is to phone bank 2-5pm Hawaii time (5-8 PST), Mon-Thurs. Since that's pretty inconvenient for most people's work schedules, we're considering holding these on the weekends. If we're to phone bank on the weekends, does anyone know if different hours would be more optimal than 5-8 PST? [more inside]
I received a phone call regarding a resume I submitted. I submitted yesterday and the potential employer called me on Saturday morning (rather early, before 9 AM). I returned the call within twenty minutes and left a voicemail. I would like to follow-up with another call. Normally I would wait until the next business day, but being Sunday, that seems inappropriate. According to the v/m, he is looking to interview on Monday. Would it be OK to call later this afternoon, before 4 PM? Call early Monday morning? Thanks.
My parents recorded this sound at about 2:00 AM on a February night in northern Minnesota. I've boosted the gain in Audacity but haven't fiddled with the recording aside from that. It's in a heavily wooded area not far from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. What is the likely source? [more inside]
I work in a call centre and sometimes have to schedule call backs. I'd say that 90% of the time I manage to call customers back when I say I will, but the other 10% of the time I call too late or early or forget completely until I have left the office. How can I work out a system that will make me more reliable? Details inside [more inside]
I am working on a project where I am comparing NPR member stations to the list of stations at each state broadcasting association's website. I have found several cases where the same station call sign on the same band and at the same frequency is listed in two different communities. For example, Texas station KTTZ-FM 89.1 is shown by the NPR 2013 station list to be in Leander and Lubbock. Is this a mistake?
How do you introduce yourself to someone by email when your resume may or may not have been passed on by two other people already? [more inside]
This is a brainstorming question, as opposed to one forged in desperation. My job is relatively stable and mostly doable, but also largely unpleasant, and I'm wondering what to do next, and whether the grass really would be greener somewhere else. [more inside]
When calling landline to landline, I have no trouble hearing every word that's said. Meanwhile, my friend just called someone to give an ETA and ended up shouting NATO phonetic alphabet into a smart phone that can stream 1080p video. After he hung up, he admitted that he hated talking on telephones because one party or the other always needed something repeated. Why is mobile call quality so terrible? Why do people not demand this (in the economic sense)? [more inside]
I'm looking for an app for iPhone that will alert the user once they've been on the phone for an hour. [more inside]
A friend purchase will call tickets. Something came up and she can't go. She e-mailed Warner Music and they said no cancellation. Does she have any recourse? Anything she can do to not waste the tickets AND lose the money? Thank you
At my mother's house in central Indiana and she's been hearing this sound from the woods, all night, for several weeks. Who can identify this? http://clyp.it/rfyfb33n (@ 0:01 and 0:014)
Me and 3 friends were matchmade (not invited) into a hacked Dominion match on COD Ghosts for x360, and now all of our quad profiles, including locked ones, are max prestige. I've reported the incident thoroughly -- is it okay to play this way, having done all that? [more inside]
I'm looking for a service or program that will convert a SMS/text message into a phone call, approximately 100 times per month. When making the phone call, the service or program needs to navigate through a simple "press 2 for support, press 3 for sales" before relaying the contents of the SMS to person that answers the phone. [more inside]
Dating again. I guess. Is this dating? [more inside]
Today I heard some birds I don't ever recall hearing before. Can you tell me what they are? I'm specifically puzzled by the fainter "bloop-bloop" calls you can hear at like 12 and 18 seconds. These birds were the size of eagles and looked kind of like giant ravens, from what I could see. I live in central Massachusetts. (Please excuse the breathing--I was halfway up a steep hill on my bike when I stopped to record this!)
I work at home and, since I moved from NYC to the West Coast, I've simply had Verizon remote-call-forward my number to make the move as seamless as possible. The problem is the cost, around $70.00 per month. Does anyone know of a less expensive way to remote-call-forward? Thanks in advance!
I'm making several lists of suggestions/call fors - the things that an audience would call out at an improv show. Help me, hive mind! [more inside]
I'm in Dubai for the next 24 hours. Where's a publicly accessible and safe spot where I can record the morning call to prayer (fajr) from lots and lots of different mosques at once? [more inside]
How to lock down a teleconference to keep out campers, nosy parkers and miscreants? [more inside]
Guide me through calling the parents of a friend who is in jail. [more inside]
A soon-to-be nine year old has asked for Call of Duty for his birthday. What else could I get him? [more inside]
Looking for a phone (landline or cell) with a missed call notification. [more inside]
So we've discussed what to do if you're wanting to have fun with call-center scammers who claim they're from Microsoft. What to do to stop them, though? [more inside]
I blocked a phone number thinking it would you know prevent someone from calling me. I've since seen on various forums (like ask yahoo) that the call will go through but will show up on my phone as "blocked number." Is that true? [more inside]
Role-playing geeks: is the Call of Cthulhu Delta Green expansion still worth playing, or is it "too old" to be modern by now? [more inside]
What bird did I just see harrassing a squirrel in my Toronto backyard? (Sorry, I couldn't get a camera in time so I have just a verbal description, no picture). [more inside]
Graduation time! How can I make my own semi-fancy/straight-up-fancy graduation invitations? [more inside]
What's up with 774-8283? This appears to be a spoofed phone number calling to harass people at random. How are they doing this, and what can be done about it? Question about American phone calls, probably won't apply internationally. [more inside]
My store has three locations. People often call the wrong location. Is there a low-cost way to transfer or forward a call to the correct location without forcing the customer to hang up and dial a new number? [more inside]
Trying to identify a (possibly migrating) bird by its call, which sounded like CHEE-fo-TEE-TEE. I heard it in southwest Pennsylvania in April. My attempt at mimicking the call is inside. [more inside]
What's a good yet affordable conference call system, which can hold a conference in which anyone can join by either phone or the internet, as desired?
What is a good conference calling service for use in Canada (Ottawa specifically), which allows people to connect by computer or by phone in a single conference? I'm on a budget too. [more inside]
What can an employer ask on an application? [more inside]
I manage a non-profit in New Jersey and often need to make a large number of calls in a short time to supporters, clients and/ or donors. I like to set up a to do list of calls that I can run through and just make call after call to get through my lists as fast as I can. I have an HTC Thunderbolt phone. I've tried to do lists, but none of the ones I've used are not tied in to the phone dialer. I want to be able to click on a phone number in my list and have it call up the dialer. It'd be awesome if it also tracked my calls on Google Calendar. If there is a to do list app out there that connects to the dialer on Android then I would prefer to use that. But if I have to I'll keep my to do and call lists separate. Thanks!
unknown texter who knows my name? [more inside]
I'd like to get hold of a long list of all the songs that have been on the "Now That's What I Call Music" music compilation (from number 1 right up to the current 79). Is that possible and, if so, how? [more inside]
I found this awesome don't-snap-and-kill-people music. Help me find more. [more inside]
A loud call like castanets clacking in a cattail marsh: who makes that sound? [more inside]
Can anyone suggest an effective, powerful hypnosis program to improve cold call selling?
is there a mobile call encryption solution for absolutely untechnical people? [more inside]
How do you survive 30 hour call shifts on a busy general internal medicine ward? [more inside]
I missed a call and don't have call display. *69 doesn't work. Can I find out who called? [more inside]
I work second shift (5pm-2am) in a high volume call center. Please help me preserve my sanity. [more inside]
What is this raptor I hear every morning? I'm in Plymouth, MA near a large lake. It's not an osprey or bald eagle (I listened to all the raptors at All About Birds), and unfortunately I have only seen it once (and not very well) so ID'ing it by sound is my only option. The problem is that it sounds like a Harris's Hawk, which only lives in the Southwest. [more inside]
Is it possible to use call forwarding on the iPhone (3G) to route calls from specific known phone numbers straight to voicemail? If so, how? [more inside]
Can you use a 3G modem+PC+soundcard+speakers+microphone to make a 3G Call. Just to clarify, I don't mean using a VOIP client such as skype connected to the internet using 3G. Thanks.
What's the best enterprise webinar/online meeting hosted system? I've scouted Citrix GoToMeeting, Microsoft Office Live, Adobe Connect, Cisco WebEx and was wondering if I'm missing one? [more inside]
I'm looking for a way for a dozen people to call the same phone number at the same time and get the same message, which I have as an mp3 or wav file. [more inside]