Abusing system flexibility to avoid paying collect tolls

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10/11/2018 12:40:10 PM

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As part of the system automation, the phone company replaced the manual operator collect call with an automated system. You would record a short message, which would be played to the other party. If they wanted to accept the call (and the charge), the could press 1 on the phone, or disconnect to avoid the charge.