Strange phone calls from "106"

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  1. Pared macrumors 65816

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    This is a new one.

    Tonight I was called for the second time by a phone number "106." That's it. There was nothing else on my caller ID. It's saved in my missed call log and it doesn't have any sort of information on it. As with any strange number, of course they didn't leave a message.

    Has anyone experienced anything similar to this? I'm pretty sure I read another thread on here of someone who had the SAME exact question, although a search finds nothing.

    I have AT&T. In the US. I've never had anything like this with any other phone, so I thought I'd ask here.
     
  2. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    I'm pretty sure that's the number that appears when a ghost calls.
     
  3. EatMyApple macrumors 6502

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    Probably not related, but isn't 106 like the 911 for New Zealand or Australia?
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    It's Steve Jobs. He wanted to ask if you were happy with OS 3.1. :)

    Seriously, I've never heard of that.
     
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    What are the Emergency Call Services numbers in Australia?

    Triple Zero (000) is Australia's primary Emergency Call Service number and should be used to request emergency assistance from all telephones (landline, mobile phones and payphones) in the first instance. For information about calling Triple Zero (000) from a voice over internet protocol service see below.
    112 is the international standard emergency number which can only be dialled on a digital mobile phone.
    106 is the text-based Emergency Call Service number for people who are deaf, or who have a hearing or speech impairment. This service operates using a teletypewriter (TTY) but does not accept voice calls or SMS messages.
    Both 112 and 106 are secondary emergency service numbers because they are for use only in connection with particular technologies.

    Hope that helps
     
  6. The Californian macrumors 68040

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  7. thelordnyax macrumors regular

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    with spoofing, someone can call you and make it look like any number...
    OR

    i've seen service text messages from AT&T come from 101, 102, 108...106 could be at&t related
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If you hear a sexy voice on the other end, be sure to… :p
     
  9. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

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    Why were you calling him in the first place? :confused:
     
  10. nehunte macrumors 6502

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    ....and if you paid any attention to the first post, you would realize he lives in the US, not Australia.
     
  11. mikejfrd macrumors regular

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    check ur mms!! i think u were just blessed last night ;)
     
  12. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Pretty sure that post was in response to this:

     
  13. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Well if you'd pick up you'd know that you won an Apple tablet and you are natural heir to the Job's fortune.
     
  14. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Yes thank you, thats what I was responding to
     
  15. Pared thread starter macrumors 65816

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    But it wouldn't come up that way internationally, right?

    So is it possible it's AT&T trying to call?

    No need for that man... he's trying to help. I wouldn't rule anything out at this point.

    There's an even stranger part to this story but if I posted it most of you would think I'm crazy (more so than you probably already do). :) I need to find time to get the image I saved off my phone and hosted... I'll post it when I can.
     
  16. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    You can just attach images to your post here.
     
  17. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    If you call *646# you will see an example of that
     
  18. FreeState macrumors 68000

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    I got one last night as well... however the call log says its from "858" and the phone never rang and there was no message left. Strange.
     
  19. Pared thread starter macrumors 65816

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    They called again and I have a pic of the incoming call screen. I didn't know you could do that.

    Will post.

    Glad (using that loosely here) that has happened to someone else.
     
  20. JoshGlzBrk macrumors 6502a

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    It could be AT&T calling you, a telemarketer, or just someone messing with you.

    It's not hard at all to spoof your caller id. Just take a look at www.spoofcard.com, works in tons of countries and costs are relatively low.

    I have used it and I can say it works great.
     
  21. FreeState macrumors 68000

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    I got the same call again last night - this time it rang so I answered it. It was the Democratic National Committee doing fundraising - I asked why the number came up as "858" and the guy on the other side said that it was the telemarketing firm they were using.

    I politely asked they not call me again until gays have equal rights:)
     
  22. TSX macrumors 68030

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    Well, if gays can marry, i wonder if i can have 2 wife's?
     
  23. Pared thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Here ya go.

    Looks like it might be that telemarketing thing. That sucks. When did they start doing that?
     

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  24. Martron4 macrumors newbie

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    Strange calls from 106

    I also get phone calls from the number 106 and its alway early in the morning. Today it was at 5:30
     
  25. Jimmy James macrumors 68030

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    It's an iphone exclusive.

    Edit: Just realized the age of this thread
     

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