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Thursday, April 8, 2004

A City Is Calling Me

It must be a few years now that I occasionally see “HAMILTON, OH” show up on my caller ID list when I get home from work. Having ruled out that OH was a truncated first name of a person, it didn’t take long to figure out that Hamilton is a city in Ohio and lays claim to the 513 area code that I see in the phone number for this CID entry. Maybe Caller ID service in some areas assigns a city/state name to CID info instead of the caller’s name, but I doubt it. Thus, it appears that the City of Hamilton is trying to reach me. The whole city? City hall? The mayor?


(I hate telemarketers.)

» Posted by ALBj at 10:54 AM (ET)
Category: Musings


My cell phone shows up as Silverdale, WA. I suspect you may have a person calling you from a cell phone.

» Posted by Queue
April 8, 2004 09:17 PM

u are not alone

» Posted by T-Kwon
April 10, 2004 04:16 PM

I also got a call from 513-858-2250. I tried Refdesk and WorldPages reverse phone # look-up but they both said they couldnt find it. They also said any unlisted # wouldnt show up. Maybe the city of Hamilton is full of telemarketers……

» Posted by brian
April 13, 2004 07:57 PM

Just got a phone call from 513-858-2250, used a Google search and found these messages regarding it. Since I’m on the national “no call” list, I find it more irritating to get these calls. Maybe it is a non-profit organization or a political one? They are exempt from the law, unfortunately.

I was “otherwise occupied” when they called, so I called them back. If you do, you will get a recording stating they are “Radio Ratings.” Apparently they do phone surveys regarding products, media, etc. If you listen to the entire speel, it does give you an opportunity to leave your phone number at the end so they can remove your phone number from their list. I did. They apparently are exempt from the “no call” law.

Hope this helps someone else.

» Posted by Pilgrim
April 14, 2004 08:51 AM

once a day….stop calling me

» Posted by hateyou
April 18, 2004 04:49 PM

4/27/04 Who is 513-858-2250?!?!? Just got called by that number and when I try to call…wierd busy signal.

» Posted by Fay
April 27, 2004 05:17 PM

I received a call from 513-858-2250 on my cell. I was driving and didnt have my head set on. I picked up the phone and said “I cant talk because I’m driving, is this important?” The woman on the phone said, “yes its important. We’re doing a survey on what radio stations people listen to in NY.” Didnt sound terrible important to me, so I hung up. I cant imagine why they thought the were important enough for me to risk getting a ticket or having an accident. Idiots!

» Posted by jackie
April 27, 2004 06:26 PM

i just got like 5 calls from them in the past half hour why are they so damned persistant

» Posted by nichole green
April 29, 2004 06:02 PM

I’ve had 8 calls in three days, when I answer, I get hung up on. I wish there was a way to contact these people, I works nights and keep getting woken up.

» Posted by Chris H
May 2, 2004 01:48 PM

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