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Postby DieHardCubbie » Sun Feb 13, 2005 6:52 pm

OK...So I couldn't come up with a better title.... :-b

Virgin has cure for bad dates
Published: February 11, 2005, 11:11 AM PST
By Reuters

It's every dater's nightmare: You're on a date, it's a disaster--but there's no way out.

With Valentine's Day looming, a mobile phone company in Australia has come to the rescue with a service offering an escape from the date from hell.

All a person has to do is discreetly dial three numbers and then hang up without saying a word.

"Virgin Mobile will call them back a minute later with a perfect excuse to get them out of there. We'll even talk them through what to say," the company, a joint venture of the Virgin Group and Optus, said in a statement.

A survey of 402 people by Virgin Mobile found that 53 percent arrange in advance to have a friend call them mid-date to check whether they are all right or need an excuse to get out.

The results showed women were twice as likely as men to use the tactic.

For those whose previous dates have gone badly and prompted thoughts of vengeful, drunken phone calls, Virgin Mobile also offers a service that will keep them from dialing numbers they might later regret having dialed.


Hopefully when DaQ finally gets a date...she hasn't found out about this... :-)

Might come in handy for some people though... B-)
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Postby BGbootha » Sun Feb 13, 2005 7:18 pm

yeah we have had nearly the same service here at CIngular for a while now. you can set up a time for the phone to ring and it will go off with a pre chosen excuse to leave. :-o
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Postby kentx12 » Sun Feb 13, 2005 7:25 pm

That is a great idea..
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Postby Zito is God » Sun Feb 13, 2005 8:12 pm

I wanna keep calling them just to see the great excuses they can come up with...ahh, what a boring weekend this was sisne my girlfriend is away... :-/
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Postby Rico The Retard » Sun Feb 13, 2005 8:33 pm

lmao thats actually a pretty good idea and i bet theyll get some big cash from this
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Postby Madison » Sun Feb 13, 2005 8:57 pm

The results showed women were twice as likely as men to use the tactic.


Why does that not surprise me? :-D

Lol. :-b
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Postby Lofunzo » Sun Feb 13, 2005 9:18 pm

Hey. I've been with my lady for 13 years and her phone rang during dinner tonight and she had to leave. :-o
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Postby raiders_umpire » Sun Feb 13, 2005 9:25 pm

Lofunzo wrote:Hey. I've been with my lady for 13 years and her phone rang during dinner tonight and she had to leave. :-o




rut ro ;-7 not a good sign there lo :-D
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Postby Lofunzo » Sun Feb 13, 2005 9:29 pm

raiders_umpire wrote:
Lofunzo wrote:Hey. I've been with my lady for 13 years and her phone rang during dinner tonight and she had to leave. :-o




rut ro ;-7 not a good sign there lo :-D


Obviously, I was kidding. :-°
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Postby Kingctb27 » Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:46 am

wonder if this only works for Virgin Mobile Customers :-?
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