Skip to comments.Calling card calls not going through to Mexico
Posted on 04/26/2009 8:03:03 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Calling card calls to Mexico are not functioning very well at all right now. Looks like some 20+ million people are trying to call relatives in Mexico at the same time tonight. It is overwhelming the calling card system. Very interesting. The government could monitor the phone system and get an idea of how many illegals are here with the call volume, if it wanted to.
Not everyone who calls Mexico is illegal.
It would need to subtract out green card holders, etc.
“The government could monitor the phone system and get an idea of how many illegals are here with the call volume, if it wanted to.”
Yeah, except it DOESN’T want to! So many wasted opportunities!
Yes, I was aware of that. However, it would still be an indicator relative to normal volume.
Why would you assume everyone using a phone card to call Mexico is an illegal?
every time I see that animated .gif, I just want to slap that kid!
You don’t. Use a little common sense.
He’s saying you take the normal volume of calls to mexico on a normal day and compare that to the increased calls last night. One could estimate that the calls over and above the normal amount are all mexican nationals. Then subtract out the number of green cards issued to mexicans. The remainder would approximate the number of illegal mexicans in the country right now. It wouldn’t be a very impressively accurate accounting, but it would get you in the ball park.
Why do I have to explain this? Are you playing dumb, or are you just stupid?
That kid is probably 6 foot 6 and two-forty by now. Go ahead, slap him. LOL.
Yeah, I know. BUt I think you understand the triggered reaction!
Too many chemicals, or are you always this cheerful on Sunday nights? God bless your family and co-workers on Monday morning.
Most calling card calls to Mexico take what the telecom industry calls “gray” and “black” routes which are clandestine connections to bypass the various taxes and other charges levied by Carlos Slim (Telmex).
White routes (normal paths) are unaffected.
All the government would have to do is start a dragnet in New York City because at least half the Dominicans, Jamaicans and Haitians in this city are here ilegally. One previous poster has it right-they don’t want to do it especially now with Hope-y the Clown as president.
No chemicals. Just grumpy about going to work in about 8 hours.
Because it makes sense, most people won't understand. Thanks.
Actually, as explained by others, I wasn't. I am only assuming YOU are illegal (by your reaction).
Uh, guess I’m just dumb...but don’t you imagine Americans are more likely to call during a crisis to see if their family, friends, etc. are okay. They may not call on a “normal” basis...but because of the news they’d call.
You can’t compare normal volume to volume during a crisis and come away with anything. Maybe Americans have friends in Mexico, or coworkers who are in Mexico. There may be American vacationers down there and their families are checking on them. Too many scenarios to even contemplate.
So, you weighed the poster and found her wanting?
You’re right. You are just dumb.
Interesting how Hebrew works. It can also mean “measure, half measure, reduction,” a specific prophecy of decline.
If we were speaking Aramaic and doing business in Aramaic, and the phrase were uttered in conjunction with a transaction, there would be no doubt the pharse is a judgment conveying a shoratge in what was expected.