: Anyone else in T.O. get calls from Boris and Yanoosh?
Mar 22nd, 2005, 06:44 PM
if so, you might be interested in this:http://flaneur.typepad.com/cellar_dweller/2004/09/best_price_move.html
i came across it after receiving my forty millionth call from the same guy with an alternating really bad polish/russian accent. i typed the phone number into google.
apparently they're on finch ave if anyone wants to pay them a visit/exact retribution.
Mar 22nd, 2005, 07:13 PM
Who doesn't get calls from them in the GTA. My favourite is Reggie. I like to think of them as collector cards. ;)
Mar 22nd, 2005, 07:31 PM
Mar 22nd, 2005, 07:51 PM
i agree with the collector comment. these recordings are precious. any idea how i'd get them into my ibook from my cordless handset? it has a jack for headphones, but the ibook doesn't appear to have any way to get audio in.
i'd like to do something with them in garageband.
i'm still looking forward to the day when i get a call from Tugboat Bill.
Mar 23rd, 2005, 08:08 AM
We've had lots from Boris, Yanoosh, and Reggie, as well as one or two from Paul and tugboat Bill (American accent). Names and accents change but when they give out the phone number it's always the same...
ah 9...ahh 5....ah 2....
Mar 23rd, 2005, 09:44 AM
I used to get annoyed by the Best Price Movers messages, but now I get a kick out of it. I still like Yanoosh the best.
Now we're getting calls from First Contact and it sounds like the same guy. Has anyone else heard from them?
Mar 23rd, 2005, 10:09 AM
I've received messages from First Contact. Do they have the same # as Best Price? I find them more annoying as they are using the 'you may have already won' marketing ploy which is too disceptive. :mad:
Mar 23rd, 2005, 04:00 PM
does anyone get the short wierd message with the guy saying something like 'ballots drawn have been selected' or something like that? is it the same people?
Mar 23rd, 2005, 04:07 PM
TMR, that's First Contact, I think. That one doesn't even amuse me, it just makes me angry!!
Mar 23rd, 2005, 04:16 PM
hahaha....too funny. I only heard about this last week when my friend made me listen to it.....it gets Boris all the time. I thought it was some kind of weird Burger King subliminal advertising or something because Iwouldn't of thought a russian business man would actually talk like that in an advertising message!
too funny.....glad I'm not getting 'em at home though, would drive me nuts!
Mar 23rd, 2005, 07:36 PM
Just wait Loafer. As long as you have a land line Boris and Yanoosh will find you. I'm more surprised that you haven't received a message yet!
Mar 23rd, 2005, 07:38 PM
just north of city centre, and I haven't got a call yet...though I'm very curious
Mar 24th, 2005, 10:20 AM
is it not harassment?
Mar 24th, 2005, 10:54 AM
I'm in east scarborough, I've never recieved any of these calls, it helps that I never answer the main phone line during the day (mobile only during the day), or if the call is unrecognized, but I would expect voice mail to pick it up at least one of these.
Guess I'm Lucky, but I do get a hell of a lot of tele-marketing calls from others, i just wish they were more creative like these winners.
Mar 24th, 2005, 11:59 AM
Make sure you keep those guys penned up in TO. We don't need any more of 'em out west than we already have. :)
Mar 27th, 2005, 04:37 PM
Just received a message from Yanoosh. Man, he was in fine form! He almost sounded like a parody of himself. They will move either factories or aquariums he informed me... :D