Have You Been Beeped?

It may be a phenomenon that many in the US are unfamiliar with. Here, we have mobile phone packages that come with a metric butt load of minutes. And most people, save for those with no teenaged girls in the house, have lots of talk time to use. Not so in the rest of the world. In places where incomes are low and pre-paid minutes are the norm, it’s common practice to “beep” a call. Simply put, the cell phone caller dials up the person he/she wants to chat with and then hangs up immediately. The hope is that the person receiving the call will see that they have missed a call and dial the original caller back. The cost of the call gets shifted around and the original caller doesn’t get dinged for placing a call. Pretty interesting way to work the system…


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