TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Detroit: America's Rejection Capital (except it isn't)

Re: Detroit: America's Rejection Capital (except it isn't)

Neal McLain (
Tue, 15 Feb 2005 22:56:12 -0600

Carl Moore <cmoore@ARL.ARMY.MIL> wrote:
Subject: Re: Detroit: America's Rejection Capital

> The complete number is 248-262-6861 (yes, it was in the
> article).

> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: So exactly what is the
> number?

It's called "Rejection Hotline" -- it rejects all calls with a rather
stupid message. There are similar numbers in many other cities. See
list at:

> All I received (on several dialing attempts) was
> a recording "All circuits are busy now, please try again
> later." If that the intent of that number, to return that
> recorded message all the time? PAT]

Apparently the 248 number really is busy, perhaps because of the Associated
Press publicity. I tried several other numbers, and they all went through.

Neal McLain

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