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    Why can't mobile phone operators agree on a standard short warbling sound, or even better if it is possible an inaudible control signal, to instruct one's mobile that the current call is to a menu system and will require the caller to type input, generally numbers?

    That way the phone would know to maximise the number keypad on the display without the user having to press a button to do this. Drives me potty having to do it each time, and more than once I've accidently disconnected the call!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    Why can't mobile phone operators agree on a standard short warbling sound, or even better if it is possible an inaudible control signal, to instruct one's mobile that the current call is to a menu system and will require the caller to type input, generally numbers?

    That way the phone would know to maximise the number keypad on the display without the user having to press a button to do this. Drives me potty having to do it each time, and more than once I've accidently disconnected the call!
    Just have your mobile pause a second or two before entering more digits? That's what I do when I'm using my mobile to dial in to conf bridges.
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    Good idea.
    I would add to that having a button you can press to punch the human being behind the call, and get them to pick up the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    Why can't mobile phone operators agree on a standard short warbling sound, or even better if it is possible an inaudible control signal, to instruct one's mobile that the current call is to a menu system and will require the caller to type input, generally numbers?

    That way the phone would know to maximise the number keypad on the display without the user having to press a button to do this. Drives me potty having to do it each time, and more than once I've accidently disconnected the call!
    Good idea. In a similar vein, ATMs, post offices, banks etc. should have a separate queue for people who want to **** about rather than just get in with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Greg View Post
    Good idea. In a similar vein, ATMs, post offices, banks etc. should have a separate queue for people who want to **** about rather than just get in with it.
    Airline checkin/bag drop queues as well. What are they talking about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Airline checkin/bag drop queues as well. What are they talking about?
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    If one ignores the questions then quite often the system defaults to putting the call through to a human when it doesn't receive an instruction. They're usually very pleased to hear from me too - not sure if that would apply to you plebs as well though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhiltheGreek View Post
    If one ignores the questions then quite often the system defaults to putting the call through to a human when it doesn't receive an instruction. ..
    Well normally one can bellow "advisor" a few times and be put through to a human.

    But I wouldn't try that at your place, or a couple of advisors will rush into the room to see if they can help!
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    You know calling someone on the phone is incredible rude

    Imagine if you wanted to talk to someone sat next to you - do you sit there making a loud ringing noise until they give you some attention?

    Unbelievable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    You know calling someone on the phone is incredible rude

    Imagine if you wanted to talk to someone sat next to you - do you sit there making a loud ringing noise until they give you some attention?

    Unbelievable.
    That's a good point. I think I'll bring an egg timer into client co, and try it on the bloke on my left. See whether I get a slap

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