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Calling card calls not going through to Mexico
Personal Experience Log | 4-26-2009 | Vanity

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.


TOPICS: Mexico; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: calling; cards; mexico; telecom
Major swamping of the phone system in calls to Mexico at this time.
1 posted on 04/26/2009 8:03:03 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Not everyone who calls Mexico is illegal.


2 posted on 04/26/2009 8:06:09 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (I'm the one Janet warned you about)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

It would need to subtract out green card holders, etc.


3 posted on 04/26/2009 8:06:54 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

“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!


4 posted on 04/26/2009 8:06:56 PM PDT by Temple Drake (quem timebo?)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
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.


5 posted on 04/26/2009 8:07:02 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Blagojevich: a mediocre megalomaniac)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
It would need to subtract out green card holders, etc.

Yes, I was aware of that. However, it would still be an indicator relative to normal volume.

6 posted on 04/26/2009 8:08:33 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Why would you assume everyone using a phone card to call Mexico is an illegal?


7 posted on 04/26/2009 8:14:09 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: NautiNurse

every time I see that animated .gif, I just want to slap that kid!


8 posted on 04/26/2009 8:14:42 PM PDT by TheBattman (Pray for our country...)
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To: dawn53

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?


9 posted on 04/26/2009 8:18:13 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: TheBattman

That kid is probably 6 foot 6 and two-forty by now. Go ahead, slap him. LOL.


10 posted on 04/26/2009 8:19:19 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: mamelukesabre

Yeah, I know. BUt I think you understand the triggered reaction!


11 posted on 04/26/2009 8:20:20 PM PDT by TheBattman (Pray for our country...)
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To: mamelukesabre
Why do I have to explain this? Are you playing dumb, or are you just stupid?

Too many chemicals, or are you always this cheerful on Sunday nights? God bless your family and co-workers on Monday morning.

12 posted on 04/26/2009 8:24:51 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Blagojevich: a mediocre megalomaniac)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

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.


13 posted on 04/26/2009 8:26:57 PM PDT by off-roader
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

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.


14 posted on 04/26/2009 8:27:33 PM PDT by Larry381 ("in the final instance civilization is always saved by a platoon of soldiers" Oswald Spengler)
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To: NautiNurse

No chemicals. Just grumpy about going to work in about 8 hours.


15 posted on 04/26/2009 8:28:44 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: mamelukesabre
It wouldn’t be a very impressively accurate accounting, but it would get you in the ball park.

Because it makes sense, most people won't understand. Thanks.

16 posted on 04/26/2009 8:30:46 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: dawn53
Why would you assume everyone using a phone card to call Mexico is an illegal?

Actually, as explained by others, I wasn't. I am only assuming YOU are illegal (by your reaction).

17 posted on 04/26/2009 8:32:25 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: mamelukesabre

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.


18 posted on 04/26/2009 8:33:57 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

So, you weighed the poster and found her wanting?


19 posted on 04/26/2009 8:37:48 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: dawn53

You’re right. You are just dumb.


20 posted on 04/26/2009 8:54:04 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: MHGinTN

LOL! Excellent.


21 posted on 04/26/2009 8:57:33 PM PDT by agrace
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To: MHGinTN

Interesting how Hebrew works. It can also mean “measure, half measure, reduction,” a specific prophecy of decline.


22 posted on 04/26/2009 9:08:22 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

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.


23 posted on 04/27/2009 7:26:50 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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