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I finally was able to contact my dentist. They use a weird system where there is only one way to contact them; A phone line that ring 4 time, available 10h-12h, and if no one answer it just hang up automatically. No mail or other way to contact them. And no one ever answer.

So I set up an Asterisk-FreePBX server with my number at voip ms and made the system ring them none stop and connect me via my cellphone upon success

Took them ~1.5 hours to respond... The women was pissed ^^' (372 calls)

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I did the quick math: after 3 rings (15s) you disconnected and called again. Great job!

@df5t0rw Maybe they'll consider getting an answering machine now...

@cstanhope nope… this system was placed to « limits calls » because before that there was « too much people calling for not good enough reasons ». Now they prefer once in a while an asshole like me not giving up than everyone calling for small questions. It’s sad… since it’s part of their job. But eh, they are already rich and they don’t need more client to stay rich… so they don’t care. It’s about what they told me yesterday when I had my appointment and asked why it was like that

@df5t0rw That's hilarious. Please write up how you did that!

@drwho it’s really not that hard once you know how freepbx work.

Once you know how to install and run an Asterisk-FreePBX system you’re basically done. It’s great to use that software even not in organisations; you can stop paying for a phone line and get a phone number that you can use simultaneously for you home, cellphone and everywhere you wish to be available.

I could write a small goopher post about that indeed.

@df5t0rw I'm still really, really new with Asterisk. I've done some tinkering in the context of nPSTN.us but not for a few weeks.

That would be of interest.

@df5t0rw Reminds me of wardialing and the angry calls I got when ppl *67ed my number to call me back.

I turned off my ringer, so didn't care.

@df5t0rw change dentist?

I did the same with a long distance learning company that claimed I owed them money except I used faxes (this was a long time ago). I spammed the fuckers with twenty faxes daily until they sorted the records out

@Sabex There is a "lack" of dentist in my area and they know it...

That one is 45min of car away. The next one who can take someone is 1h40 and is alike the first one in term of communication.

There is many dentist cabinet all around but they have their regulars and don't want to grow.

@Sabex It's easy to get it; it's a fiscal problem.

They want to pay 6 figures salaries (to theirs doctors and the minimum wages to others...) and pay little to no taxes. They need to stay in the "company size" where the government allow such things.

It's way more complex than that.. but it's the concept.

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