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What are the mysterious phone calls I receive every day?

Asked by ezraglenn (3454 points ) June 24th, 2008

Almost every morning, between 10AM and 12PM, I receive a phonecall from a number which appears as “unknown” on the screen of my iphone. When I answer, I hear a series of beeps, and then a hangup. When I don’t I get a message of about 20 second of beeps (approximately 6 beeps per message). What is this? My father said it might be a fax machine. But every day? To a cell phone? That just seems weird. This has only been happening since I got my iPhone in December.

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babygalll's avatar

That’s the only thing it can be a fax, unless someone is playing a dirty trick on you. That happen to me everyday for the longest time on the house phone. There is no way to track it either. Just as I thought it stopped it would start up again. It was always around the same time. It’s was extremely frustrating. It hasn’t happened in a long time and I am hoping it stays that way.

Randy's avatar

I’d say fax as well. Its just a guess though. You could always change your number.

El_Cadejo's avatar

I also think fax. No clue what to do though. YAY ONOMATOPOEIA! You get a GQ for using that.

thebeadholder's avatar

Happened to me on a landline, also. I was pregnant, trying to sleep and it drove me berzerk everyday for quite a while! Never heard of it happening on a cell phone but sounds like the logical answer. ARRGH!

cheebdragon's avatar

its a fax machine, I use to get them all the time untill I found a setting on my answering machine that blocks them from coming thru. You can also ask you phone company to block unknown callers.

Seesul's avatar

Call forward to a landline connected to a fax and receive it. It might give you a clue where it is coming from.

beast's avatar

It’s a telemarketer. I get ‘em everyday too, and they just hang up.

robmandu's avatar

I don’t answer UNKNOWN or any other unfamiliar callerids. Ever. If it’s important, they’ll leave a message.

tupara's avatar

This kind of thing happened to me once and it turned out my phone number had been mistakenly programmed into a home alarm system; every time someone left their house and turned on their alarm they rang me instead.

gooch's avatar

some fax machine send auto faxes daily at the same time

Seesul's avatar

gooch: That’s why I was thinking and why I suggested what I did. They have to have call forwarding to do it, though. ezra: I hate to say this, but it may not end soon if you don’t try something. I was getting automated calls, but at midnight. I tried star sixty-nining it, but it didn’t work, so I tried what I told you. Mine was on the home phone, thank goodness. I figured out where it was coming from and contacted them that way. At least yours are during daylight, but I understand your frustration.

tiffyandthewall's avatar

government conspiracy maybe.
just kidding, hopefully.

sansam's avatar

think fax

john65pennington's avatar

Fax machine set on redial.

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