We get an absurd amount of calls from area codes in Michigan.
This made no sense until I noticed that there is an area code in Michigan, I believe an overlay, that matches our local code. Even then it makes limited sense, beyond being the only logical explanation.
Let’s say our number is 508-555-9876, for the sake of example. In Michigan there is an area code that is the same as the 555, so you might be dialing 555-XXX-XXXX to call someone there, as opposed to XXX-555-XXXX.
Apparently someone’s dialing goes seriously astray, or the phone provider somehow extrapolates from seven (or eight if there’s a 1) digits and routes them here.
It could be that the people are using the redial feature on their phone after calling a location with one of those automated tone directories.
ie, the person calls 555-1234, and enters the numbers 9,8,7 (ie, press 1 for English, 2 for Spanish etc.) for the correct routing. They then use the redial feature...which often doesn’t remember when the last number actually ended, so you get 555-123-4987 instead of 555-1234.Posted by on 06/01 at 02:20 PM from