An Australia-based cell phone company now offers a service to customers that prevents them from waking up the next morning to the realization they have made agonizing drunk calls. Since Dec. To avoid the vague memory of calling an ex or a friend at 3 a. Virgin Mobile charges its customers 25 cents for the service to stop all calls by blacklisting them until 6 a. A Virgin Mobile spokesperson said when customers attempt to call a blacklisted number, they will hear an interactive voice response system saying the call cannot be connected and advises it is for their own good. Virgin Mobile recently conducted a survey indicating 95 percent of people who drink make calls while intoxicated — 30 percent of these calls are to their exes and 19 percent are to current partners.
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We're not sure we want anyone messing with the hallowed tradition of post-holiday work party drunken booty calls, but starting tomorrow Virgin Mobile, or at least the Australian Virgin Mobile, is going to offer a new service to help stop you from drunk dialing your ex or your boss. You just call up a number, enter the number you want to make sure you don't call, and then you're automatically blocked from making calls from that phone until 6am, by which point you'll probably be passed out on a sidewalk somewhere. It does require you to remember when you're not drunk that you have this bad habit of making booty calls when you are drunk. Buyer's Guide. Log in.
Virgin Mobile wants to help stop you from drunk dialing
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The best thing you can do is call me back as soon as possible. I love you. This is a prime example of drunk dialing — the often well intentioned, but always embarrassing phone call from an intoxicated person. With almost everyone these days owning a cell phone, these random phone calls in the early morning hours are happening to poor unsuspecting college students nationwide. Australian Virgin Mobile is launching a more reliable program to help stop this humiliating drunken practice.