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Phone blitz app

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This handy app allows one to assemble several messages, or the same message many times, then send them in rapid succession to the same number. The iteration will help the recipient realize that the message deserves attention. The app will also optionally and temporarily mask the number of the originating phone since that might serve only to cloud the importance of the message.
bungston, Apr 21 2010

Blitz == blend http://www.youtube....watch?v=qg1ckCkm8YI
Not what the idea is about. [Jinbish, Apr 21 2010]


       A splendid marketing opportunity. About a month after this goes on sale, start selling the app that automatically blacklists any caller ID that sends multiple copies of the same message in a short time. A month after that, an app that spoofs multiple different caller IDs for the duplicate messages. Next, an app that detects this, and sends two replies back for every one message received*. And so on. Eventually, the traffic generated by this arms race crashes the telecom network, but by then, you've made your pile & retired to a private island.   

       *How? Well, turns out you 'accidentally' used a faulty random number generator for your spoof caller IDs, and the counter-app exploits that vulnerability.
mouseposture, Apr 21 2010

       I am wriggling in glee! Patriotic glee! It is for the good of the nation that this occur as you describe: if the telecoms can be crashed so easily this is exactly the sort of thing that would occur in a real cyberwar. Better that it happen first under friendly circumstances so they can be ready.
bungston, Apr 21 2010

       If people aren't replying to your texts maybe they just don't like you.   

       I can't say I'm a fan of this. If I'm busy then I will only get more and more annoyed as the messages arrive, and I still won't reply. In fact, I'm less likely to be friends with someone after they send me such a torrent.
Mrlemonjelly, Apr 22 2010

       Idea would work better if you phone simply summarised all the messages by showing a single one and playing the sound of the phone user's favourite heavy artillery ...
Aristotle, Apr 22 2010


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