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Im tired of them calling me, what do I say in the email. Is this a sprint company? I use to get calls from 888-657-6537 and 866-847-4509 as well :(
JC
 Mar 12th, 2007
it is sprint! if you want to know, answer in SPANISH. they are obviously targeting us. Send complaints to Sprint! this is round three for me. First 888-657-6537 then 866-847-4509, now 888-862-3983. If you get a call, answer in spanish and they will answer and try and sell you something, if you answer in english, they hang up and you can't call back to complain. Send a complaint to sprint at executive.offices@sprint.com, you will get a stupid response but if enought of us complain they may stop. I will next file a complaint with the fcc now that i know i really is sprint
xris
 Mar 07th, 2007
Sprint is at it again. If you get a call, answer in spanish and they will answer and try and sell you something, if you answer in english, they hang up and you can't call back to complain i used to get calls from 888-657-6537 and 866-847-4509 complain to spring at executive.offices@sprint.com, you will get a response. next i will file with fcc
xris
 Mar 07th, 2007
I canceled my SPRINT service more than a month ago. Got nothing but annoying calls and the run around from their so-called customer service and, like Anabel above, I know that somehow, someway they are involved. Now they want 160+ for each line I canceled! I am going to e-mail my congressman and ask for guidance on filing a formal complaint/class action lawsuit. It seems that laws against telemarketing cell phone numbers and registering your cell phone on the national DO NOT CALL LIST just isn't enough to make these people understand!
J Lerma
 Mar 01st, 2007
ROY! How are you pal. Sorry to meet you under these circumstances again, I myslf have not received these calls since the day we last spoke. I wonder why it's happening to you guys again. Could it be that they did another rotation in the numbers? Well guys, I can only support what worked for me and that was contacting those people I listed. I'll be on here to check up and see if there is anything I can help with. That is to say help you ALL with not just Roy.
Luis
 Feb 27th, 2007
Yeah i use to get calls from 866-847-4509, I called sprint and they said that number is not one of their listing. Finally they stopped and now it's this new # 888-657-6537. They call several times a day and say nothing and if I call back the # is not in service. And yes I am a sprint customer. They definitely know something.
Cin
 Feb 26th, 2007
Theres alot of info with the number 866-847-4509. I think they were having the same problem now the number has changed to 888-657-6537.So im taking the steps they suggested. Im glad i found this website.I still belive sprint is behind this. Anyone feel the same. I think sooner or later the truth will come out.Till then I suggest We all take action.
Ana
 Feb 23rd, 2007
Its happening to me too. Texas.Hispanic.I think its sprint that is behind all this.I just have that gut feeling its them.I only have 200 minutes on my plan and unlimited sprint to sprint. I just dont trust them....they are always charging me extra for things. The number is Now 888-657-6537.
Anabel
 Feb 23rd, 2007
I was also getting calls from this phone number (866)847-4509 (3-5x a day). Now it's 888-657-6537 and far more frequent (at least 5-8x a day). I'm pretty much fed up.
Lou
 Feb 23rd, 2007
I was also getting calls from the previous phone number 866-847-4509 (3-5x a day). Now it's (888)657-6537 and far more frequent (at least 5-8x a day). I'm pretty much fed up.
Lou
 Feb 23rd, 2007
hey guys the name of the company calling you guys is startec, its a company that leases its number from level three communications, you can report them to the fcc like i did. the info was given to me by level three after i treatened with a lawsuit
tito
 Feb 17th, 2007
I thought this torment has ended but it is beggining again...I am getting a call from this number every now and then starting yesterday I have been getting calls from this other stupid number 888-657-6537...this sucks so much...... Hey Luis are you still out there man?
Roy
 Feb 14th, 2007
i have the same problem someone should find out who the f is this. they even called at late nite.
am
 Feb 09th, 2007
i get it 3 or 4 times everyday, how can we block it?!
Pepox
 Feb 08th, 2007
ya can gordos con sus llamaditas
del #866-847-45509 si todos reportamos al FCC seria bueno
if we all report it to FCC we help each other got 3 to 4 calls a day
Pepe
 Feb 07th, 2007
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FCC has been contacted and I will be stepping this up!
Will B
 Feb 06th, 2007
Same trouble here... but it's my home phone. This has been going on for ages we though it was someone playing games. Until today where my wife spoke to them. They asked if they were speaking to _____. Then hung up. What they don't know is I work for the phone company so I can push alot more buttons than a regular joe. Here's the kick my phone number is unlisted. So it's not a telemarketer exploit for the white pages. My wife has only two accounts Capital One and Sprint/Nextel. So it's not CapOne...hmmm! My hunch is Sprint sold info to telemarketers or the other end of the spectrum they got hacked.
I use a special voice over IP that logs all calls
Will B
 Feb 06th, 2007
they call at least 4 times a day . I am also a hispanic sprint customer. This has been going on 4 2 months
raul
 Feb 06th, 2007
Dito
Troy
 Feb 06th, 2007
Getting at least 3 calls a day from this number. Tried calling number back and it is disconnected. Only the number shows come on caller I.D.
Please make it stop....
NA
 Feb 05th, 2007
# disconnected
CHRIS
 Feb 05th, 2007
I have never picked up but they call about 2 times a day for the past week. Don't leave a message. WTF?
LeC
 Feb 05th, 2007
Startec Global Communications!!! Call 800.208.9486 or 800.827.3374. Request that your phone be placed on the No call list. Allow up to 7 business days.
Agent
 Feb 03rd, 2007
Received 2 calls in 2 days. Caller ID just showed the number. Didn't pick up either. Just called back from a land line an dit said, "Your call could not be completed as dialed."
NA
 Feb 01st, 2007
i got at least 10-15 calls from 866-847-4509, in the past 2 weeks!!
ana
 Jan 30th, 2007
Everyday twice a-day... WHO IS THIS!!!!
TINYBOY
 Jan 29th, 2007
I've been getting daily calls, at least 3 times a day, from this number for the past 3 weeks. It is bizarre. At first I ignored it, then I answered once and got the dead air. I immediately thought it was my deceased mother trying to contact me (she's been dead 10 years). I used to have a phone number very similar to this one, so I made an unconscious link which led to this bizarre idea. (It's not the first time).

Anyway, they're still calling. Do the calls ever stop?
holeychao
 Jan 26th, 2007
same problem,cell phone, hispanic, sprint costumer, 6 to 7 calls a day!
from AZ
 Jan 25th, 2007
There's not a day that goes by that I don’t receive a call from the D... (866)847-4509. I let it forward to my voice mail. I don’t what to be surprised when I get my phone bill. I'll be one #@$%@*women if there's a charge on my bill. LC
Another Victim
 Jan 25th, 2007
they wont stop calling me either. 3 in 1 day
mike a
 Jan 24th, 2007
they called m yesteday once and today 2 times!!.everytime i call back i says that my call cant be completed or some junk.its annoying!!
MG
 Jan 24th, 2007
i got this call at least two times this week. its very strange.
concerned1
 Jan 23rd, 2007
Yes no more annoying calls....
Roy
 Jan 23rd, 2007
Follow the steps roy and i took above, i've gotten the issue resolved by doing that. I believe Roy has as well.
Luis
 Jan 23rd, 2007
Have the same problem (866) 847-4509 calls no one on the line and when called back number is disconnected??? I get up to 5 calls a day!
Jay
 Jan 23rd, 2007
I've been receiving these calls for two weeks. It is really driving me crazy. When I tried to return the calls, it is a message sating that the number is wrong. Yes, I am hispanic and have Sprint.
Patty
 Jan 22nd, 2007
hey dude what idiots i live on Mexico and for some reason they called me waw! i wonder if they want easy money, then put your mom and sisters on each street corner to prostitute haha idiots
hj
 Jan 22nd, 2007
this number keeps calling my cell number. I've missed that call a couple of times, then when i finally picked up nobody answered. I want to know what's going on...?
robert
 Jan 19th, 2007
As Luis has suggested, Just review the messages, most of them posted up by Luis and myself. See the list of emails on there and try to complain to some of those people to see who can help you out. So far I have not received any more calls. So the main think to do is COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN.....and Don't let "them" win..
Roy
 Jan 19th, 2007
Issa, we don't know what the number is. Like you, we all chose to pop it into a seach engine and see who it was and ended up here. I suggest you e-mail the previously provided e-mails including the FCC.
Luis
 Jan 19th, 2007
what the hekk is this stupid number..?! its very frustrating, at first i didnt care too much, but now... this number has been calling me for weeks..
Issa
 Jan 18th, 2007
I agree with roy. You should complain to all the e-mail addresses you find above. That's how i got my issue resolved. Now i'm just hanging out here trying to help others with the same issue.
Luis
 Jan 18th, 2007
Andy, The best advice I can give you is look at the messages posted on this messsage board and just complain, complain, and keep complaining to anyone you think might help.
Roy
 Jan 18th, 2007
i get a call like twice a day it is really annoying no one answers anyone know how to stop this
andy
 Jan 17th, 2007
Luis, You are correct sir...
Roy
 Jan 16th, 2007
I believe we have accomplished alot. however the battle is won, but the war continues until no one has to come to this page with the same issue.
Luis
 Jan 16th, 2007
Luis,
Do you mean Amick? She was alright...did not get much of a response from her, just this...."Will pass it along. Thank you for the feedback." Amick, Stephanie C [CK] But yes, as Luis has said, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN TO WHOMEVER YOU THINK MIGHT HELP YOU....
Roy
 Jan 16th, 2007
He's right Ladies and Gentleman. I did all that and VOILA! No more calls. Glad to hear you arent getting any other calls either Roy. I did give Sprint my Number and they said they added it to a "list of numbers" blocked from all sprint advertisement. I would e-mail that sprint rep i provided for you guys. How was your experience with her Roy? Mine was very satisfactory.
Luis
 Jan 16th, 2007
I received a couple of emails from the FCC, and Sprint. I got one similar to yours Luis from the FCC and a response from Mrs. Amick who said she was thankfull for the feed back and that she would pass along the site. That was all. I also got this from Sprint today....

"
Good afternoon:
Thank you for your e-mail correspondence dated January 5, 2007, to Sprint Nextel Corporation (Sprint Nextel) executive offices. Your inquiry was forwarded to our department, and I have been asked to address your complaint. Please accept my apology for any inconvenience you may have experienced.
I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your concerns in detail; however, I have been unable to locate a current telephone number for you. If your issue remains unresolved, please contact me by calling our department toll-free at 1-866-398-4606. I am available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Central Time.
Sincerely,
Dianne M. Graham-Miller
Executive Services VIP Analyst

"

Thats what I received from Sprint....
Roy
 Jan 16th, 2007
MLB,Rosie, and others, I am not too sure what you can do, only complain to the FCC and Sprint and the alleged company behind this called 8x8.com...I have only done that and my calls have stopped so far...What ever you do don't give them your number if they ask for it...at this point I don't trust any company...so I don't want to give any of my personal info..Just email and complain..
Roy
 Jan 16th, 2007
This number calls me every day at 8:30AM almost on the dot. Its really annoying, what do I do to make it stop??
MLB
 Jan 16th, 2007
im glad this isnt only happening to me.. i get a wake up call from them at 6am and then for the duration of the day about 4x. I would say something to them but they dont even answer. I tried calling the 1866 number that you press 4 but they say they have nothing to do with it.. whats my best bet for it to stop? thank you hope to get some help soon...
Rosie
 Jan 15th, 2007
Roy,

The FCC contacted be because I e-mailed them a complaint about 8x8 and this phone number. So it took them a while but they gotback to me. It's amazng now when the hone rings i know its really for me. Too bad it's been as quiet as a mouse.
Luis
 Jan 15th, 2007
Luis,

I submitted a complaint. I did it just in case these bastards keep calling.
Roy
 Jan 15th, 2007
Luis, sure why not, they have not called me either anymore, only last week once on Friday afternoon. No telling when they might decide to call again.I am going to check out that link. How did the FCC contact you?
Roy
 Jan 15th, 2007
Roy,

Since last I was here. I have received no calls from this number. It's 9:38am 1/15/2007 and I still have yet to receive a call. How ever the FCC contacted me, and asked me "if you wish the FCC to act on your behalf and serve your complaint on the carrier(s) involved, you may file a complaint by completing our online Consumer Complaint Form 475 at http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html; or by sending a letter summarizing the complaint to Federal Communications Commission, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Complaints, 445 12th St., SW, Washington, D.C. 20554; or by calling our Consumer Center at 888-225-5322."

Should I complete it?
Luis
 Jan 15th, 2007
Those bastards, took two days off without calling me and now they just called me...How about you Luis, any calls???
Roy
 Jan 12th, 2007
Tiana, I dont think you should be on the line to long with them. I heard, not sure if its true, but they may be trying to scam you and trying to get you to stay on the line for as long as they can to take away your minutes. Be carefull...
Roy
 Jan 12th, 2007
Man I got 7 calls from this number today and when someone answered they asked me if I speak spanish and I got my friend on the line who speaks spanish and she told me they were trying to sell some phones and when she agreed to buy it they hung up on her and kept calling my phone back.
Tiana W.
 Jan 11th, 2007
so far so good.....no calls..... how about the rest of you?????
Roy
 Jan 11th, 2007
Roy, that is good to know that you send an e-mail to her. This way they know that its more then just 1 customer. If they dont respond in the next 24 hrs i'd sent them another one. She seemed to be very helpful. Still no calls. How about you roy and everyone?
Luis
 Jan 11th, 2007
Yes, I sent an email to the one you provided, Luis, from Sprint, but no response
Roy
 Jan 11th, 2007
The friend that i showed this link to and was also getting similar calls was also a Sprint Customer. She is also in Texas. Did you send an e-mail the e-mail i provided Roy?
Luis
 Jan 11th, 2007
That is correct Luis, it is not time to celebrate yet. No calls as of yesterday or today, just hope it stays that way. I am still emailing anyone who can help us out, cause this may not be the only number that bugs us.
Roy
 Jan 11th, 2007
No calls, but i am still not celebrating. I e-mailed this site to one of my close friends and they seem to also be having this issue, but with another number. So, in a way this site does help very much with tracking down to the best of our abilities the ones responsible and/or at least give us ideas for taking action.
Luis
 Jan 11th, 2007
As for this service, all I know from the top right hand corner of this website is that its a PUBLIC SERVICE (venotec) venotec.com.... This site has helped me...would like to know who to say thank you to. Since I started posting on this site I have received help from other people on the message board. To email so and so and call here and there....Thanks to everyone who has helped, so far so good. No more calls...
Roy
 Jan 11th, 2007
Just thought about it...the IP's could be to put our locations on the map up above from google.....
Roy
 Jan 11th, 2007
no ideas....thinking....Any calls Luis? Me none..
Roy
 Jan 11th, 2007
Your right roy, all i'm gonna say is one simple word "Lawnmower". So yes the IP in the upper right could be exploited. Any ideas?
Luis
 Jan 11th, 2007
Good observation roy, I have no idea however who is in charge of this website. I do believe that it is unrelated, but should we all suggest they take it off?
Luis
 Jan 11th, 2007
I was thinking about something, who is in charge of this site, "http://whocalled.us/lookup/8668474509". It seems our web addresses appear on the right top corner of the message we post.
Roy
 Jan 11th, 2007
Hey Luis, thats good to hear. As I posted earlier, no calls as of yesterday and so far none today.
Roy
 Jan 11th, 2007
above comment was made by me, not ROY

"Yesterday i got 1 call before Sprint contacted me. For the rest of the day no phone calls, today it may be too early to speak, but by this time they should have already racked up 2. No phone calls yet." I meant to type "Roy,...".
Luis
 Jan 11th, 2007
Yesterday i got 1 call before Sprint contacted me. For the rest of the day no phone calls, today it may be too early to speak, but by this time they should have already racked up 2. No phone calls yet.
Roy
 Jan 11th, 2007
Roy,

Did you get any calls yesterday? Tiana W. try contacting the number and the e-mail i suggested. Even if your not a Sprint customer you are being affected by it.
Luis
 Jan 11th, 2007
thats great, that you have contacts at Univision, "person from Texas". I am from texas too, and I had also received a long time ago 2 or three calls from a FLORIDA number.... As for the 8668474509, I did not receive any calls yesterday and none today so far.... Does anyone else here want to get attention from Univision???? If so post something on this message board. Luis, have you received any more calls???
Roy
 Jan 11th, 2007
This is extremely annoying..
Im getting calls but from the Florida area.Im in Texas..You guys,,good luck with this problem,,This seems to be a very serious issue,,I do have some contacts with people from Univision,,Local ofcourse,,but let me know.
From Texas
 Jan 11th, 2007
Ummm I have a sidekick 3 and I've been getting these calls for the last week or so and I even got written up at work because this phone number kept calling me. I guess my name sounds hispanic but I have t-mobile, not sprint and am half black and half cuban. Maybe we all signed up for the same website or something? I called t-mobile and they said that there was nothing they could do. How do I get these calls to stop? My e-mail is alivemusic@sbcglobal.net
Tiana W.
 Jan 11th, 2007
The phone number showed up on my cell phones caller I.D. I called the number back and get a recording the number is no longer in service.
Linda
 Jan 10th, 2007
got a call from this #. I didnt pick up b/c i didnt recognize it. I then did a google search and found this site. i was also receiving calls with the same m.o. and it stopped afte a couple of weeks. has anyone been able to block calls on your cell phone. i wa advised by sprint that they cant block calls from toll free numbers.
G
 Jan 10th, 2007
Thats great to hear Luis. So far today, I have received no calls at all.
Roy
 Jan 10th, 2007
Roy, and everyone,

POSSIBLE BREAKTHROUGH! Sprint called me "Stephanie Amick" we spoke about this issue and she states that they are currently sending the paperwork to the FCC regarding this number. She is a really nice person, who i think might be able to help us in this situation. I would suggest contacting her and telling her about this issue, she has not head of this website, but i will e-mail her this link. Please contact her regarding this issue

stephanie.c.amick@sprint.com

or call at

817-215-3174 She really doubts that these people are only targeting SPRINT CUSTOMERS.
Luis
 Jan 10th, 2007
Canceled my Sprint service and basically told them that I suspect they are behind all of this. I told them I have 2 lines, one for bills/business that uses practically no minutes and one only for trusted friends/family which is posted *nowhere*. I was getting these annoying calls on my personal line only! What are the odds of hispanic sounding last names with Sprint #'s being the only ones suffering from some "random" number generation algorithm? (their explanation by the way). As of Monday 9:00 pm, I've gotten no calls. I AM DEFINITELY INTERESTED IN MAKING SOMEONE PAY FOR THE COST OF CHANGING SERVICE AND MY NUMBERS WHICH I'VE HAD FOR YEARS!
J Lerma
 Jan 10th, 2007
Roy,

Yes I have been receiving fewer calls. Maybe they started reading this site and diminished the amount of calls. Still if we have our history of missed calls we can report it and not look like liars. I believe that if we dont follow thru it will be the same issue with the same or another number.
Luis
 Jan 09th, 2007
if its a fine chick laeve message
ninjarube
 Jan 09th, 2007
So far I have only received one call from these #@!*#@! today at 3:51 pm. Do you guys think we should call the tv stations or email them?? Anyone out there receiving fewer calls than normally????
Roy
 Jan 09th, 2007
A total of 4 calls yesterday as oppose to 10-12 that are normally made. Wonder what's going on. NBC, i say go for it if you think you can get national attention with it. Might try locally first, but why not. Let's try it. Anyone know any good reporters on TV?
Luis
 Jan 09th, 2007
I get calls 3 times a day!! One in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. I'm getting annoyed. When I pick up there is no answer.
MH
 Jan 09th, 2007
Yesterday I got about 5 calls, today, its 12:00 and no calls at all, hmmm....
Roy
 Jan 09th, 2007
Roberto, Luis,

sounds like a good idea. Do you think it would be a real hassle to really call NBC or a big station? I am from Texas.
Roy
 Jan 09th, 2007
Roberto,

I'm down. I think we need to call up a local station. I think those big news stations like CNN or MSNBC would give a Fugde about this. Something like Univision, Telemundo or anything local would defenetly be down. I am in California. So i could post a # from a local one here if you guys want to call it. If any of you have one you prefer please let us know.
Luis
 Jan 08th, 2007
hey, i have a good idea.
call a tv channel news nbc or univision and i'm sure they will be happy to get the story, but we all need to call. well i allready cancel my service but i still have to pay over 200.00 because of this calls.
ROBERTO
 Jan 08th, 2007
I still continue having calls around 8am 10am 1pm and in the evening...it sucks...............
Roy
 Jan 08th, 2007
Roy,

It could be a coincidence, but my calls have diminished since coming on here and calling an e-mailing these people about the issue. Weather or not this is a coincidence i have no idea. Today i've only had 1 call normally it would be up to like 4-5 by now. on the weekend NONE. when normally it would be 10 a day.
Luis
 Jan 08th, 2007
Luis,
That is very dissapointing, change your number, what the.....but they did tell you "Have a great day!", I am sure we will all have a great day....with these darn people who keep calling us..Have any of you on the message board had calls from these people seize for good??
Roy
 Jan 08th, 2007
This is the Reply i got from Sprint.

Thank you for contacting Sprint Together with Nextel. I am sorry to hear about the phone calls you have been receiving.

Unfortunately at this time we are unable to block the phone number for you. The best I can suggest if it is not to much for of a hassle for you is to change your Sprint PCS phone number by contacting Customer Care at 1-888-211-4727 from a separate line other then your handheld device.

As well if you are receiving harassing phone calls it would be best to contact your local authorities to see if they are able to have the caller stop.

I do apologize for the inconvenience Sprint Together with Nextel appreciates your business. Have a great day!


all I can say is...I'm disappointed.
Luis
 Jan 08th, 2007
Wow Alicia, they asked if you spoke spanish, thats crazy. And Robert you cancelled the contract, wow. I have not cancelled mine yet, and they keep calling....
Roy
 Jan 08th, 2007
hey guys, i canceled my service with sprint and they say i'm crazy because they havn't have any problems of this kind.
i'm sure sprint is doing this for some reason probably to make people change # and renew contract. my contract was going to be over in 4 months, is your contract almost expire?
Roberto
 Jan 07th, 2007
I get atleast 4 calls a day. I would call back and it says # is disconnected. Finally I answered and they said is this Alicia ****** and I said yes, and then in spanish they asked if i spoke spanish.. I said no and they hung up and I never heard back from them
Alicia
 Jan 07th, 2007
My calls started at the same time as everyone else. I saw these messages awhile ago, but I thought it would go away. HASN'T!! starting every morning at 8:30am even on the weekend. I am hispanic, sprint. . .
Jenn
 Jan 06th, 2007

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