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ZaPhone

zzzzz *Ring* *Zap* zzzzz
 
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Ever been napping/sleeping soundly when the phone rings?
And rings?
And rings?
You're shaken and/or stirred, aren't you?
Especially when the telemarketing auto-dialer auto-hangs-up, aren't you?
No More!

Behold!
The ZaPhone is a remote which not only has Caller ID, but a Ringer Kill Switch.

zzzzzzzzz
thumbwax, Jul 23 2002

Bekkit http://www.halfbake...idea/Phone_20Zapper
[DrCurry, Jul 23 2002, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Baked, with an actual product http://www.telezapper.com/default.asp
I hear that this thing doesn't work worth a shit, though.. [Mr Burns, Jul 23 2002]

Baked, with an actual service http://www.ameritec...86,196-2938,00.html
This works well [Mr Burns, Jul 23 2002]

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       I think StarChaser done that one. No, wait, it was the legendary BigThor. StarChaser merely endorsed it.
DrCurry, Jul 23 2002
  

       Phone Zapper is for actually sending electrical charges through the caller's nervous system - which is a GREAT idea, but does not apply to this one. This is a silencer.
thumbwax, Jul 23 2002
  

       Just a matter of degree (as evidenced by the smell of burning flesh lingering around the Phone Zapper).
DrCurry, Jul 23 2002
  

       'Za phone... direct line to the local pizza joint?
waugsqueke, Jul 23 2002
  

       Sounds like a good idea...until a call you've been waiting for gets automatically silenced because of some unforeseen snafu or technical complication. I suppose the answering machine would still kick in as usual, though.   

       Aw, heck...have a croissant! :)
XSarenkaX, Jul 23 2002
  

       I can program 56,000 number combinations into my block call option, but can't seem to get

8 … U.
6 … N.
5 … K.
6 … N.
6 … O.
9 … W.
6 … N.

to work.
reensure, Jul 23 2002
  

       You can, at least around here (Verizon), reject all calls with caller ID blocked.
DrCurry, Jul 23 2002
  

       If you could adapt it to zap visitors/neighbours knocking on the door when I'm asleep/in the shower, I'd pay a lot of money for it.
  

       Although a visitor kill switch may be a tad excessive.
Helium, Jul 24 2002
  

       Depends on the visitor, aye
thumbwax, Jul 24 2002
  

       Glad to see your "Behold!" in there. Keep up the good work.
entremanure, Jul 24 2002
  
      
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