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I Just Got A Call From Richard Branson  
User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26338 posts, RR: 76
Posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4284 times:

Ok so I just got a call in the form of a recorded advertisment from Sir Richard Branson. He wished me a happy holidays and told me about Virgin's great deals on flights from Boston to Heathrow. First, how did VS know I was in Boston, given that my mobile phone is a California number? Second, has anyone else recieved such a call?


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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7173 posts, RR: 86
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4248 times:
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User currently offlineAmhilde From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 643 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4246 times:

Do you normally book flights from Boston? Wonder who they paid for that information- talk about some data mining!


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26338 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4214 times:

Actually, it looks like a friend set this thing up.


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User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4201 times:

I just got an e-mail today asking me if I wanted to get that call - I'm signed up for VS promotion e-mails, but not a member of the FF program, so they don't have my phone number. (My last flight on VS was about 5 years ago.)

I'm guessing you belong to the FF program, or have flown VS recently, and everyone like you is getting the calls automatically. And in either case, they'd have your Boston address from that and are basing the call content on your address rather than your area code.


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26338 posts, RR: 76
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4173 times:

Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 4):
I'm guessing you belong to the FF program, or have flown VS recently, and everyone like you is getting the calls automatically.

I don't belong to Flying Club and have not flown Virgin since June 22nd 2004

Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 4):
And in either case, they'd have your Boston address from that and are basing the call content on your address rather than your area code.

My Boston address is on absolutely none of my information. Most things are in Los Angeles, all others are New Orleans



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User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4090 times:

well reply #1 sums up who and why people are receiving calls.

its not random at all....


User currently offlineTinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4013 times:

Damn, just started another thread about this.... SHould have used a wider search.

Quoting N1120A (Thread starter):
First, how did VS know I was in Boston, given that my mobile phone is a California number?

Sounds like someone reffered you on that link. Pretty neat stuff huuh!


User currently offlineAC787 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 337 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3409 times:

I've been using this service to confuse friends of mine, its pretty stupid/funny. My friend mitchell has gotten several calls implying hes gay, still hasnt figured it out. "Mitchell, This is Sir Richard Branson, your boyfriend Eddie wanted me too..." pretty childish on my part but whatever  Smile

User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5054 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2925 times:

Quoting N1120A (Thread starter):
Ok so I just got a call in the form of a recorded advertisment from Sir Richard Branson. He wished me a happy holidays and told me about Virgin's great deals on flights from Boston to Heathrow. First, how did VS know I was in Boston, given that my mobile phone is a California number? Second, has anyone else recieved such a call?

= I personally think you're being spied on by NSA or something. Oh wait, thats not funny. Merry Christmas tho ...

-A.

PS - I was excited that I would get a personal call ... but a recorded message  Sad!



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