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'Major Major' Phone

Mobile telecoms for the chronically scared/ antisocial
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I propose a modification to the common, everyday mobile/cellular telephone so that the caller only receives a ringing tone when the telephone is switched off, engaged, or otherwise unavailable. When the phone is on, then the caller goes straight to voicemail. That way you can only receive the call when you're not there.

Props to Joseph Heller, whose character 'Major Major' in Catch-22 has been an great inspiration to me...

Azazello, Sep 05 2006

The original... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_Major
...and greatest! [Azazello, Sep 05 2006]


       My wife would love this, but it would need one additional feature: Selective modes depending on caller id info. So if the kids or I call, we get right through... everyone else goes to voice mail before or after rings.   

       Bun for mentioning "Catch-22" [+]
James Newton, Sep 05 2006

       Beautifully pointless.
wagster, Jan 12 2008

       //Beautifully pointless.// == obligatory bun
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Jan 12 2008


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