November 29, 2008

Mobile Phone 'Clicking'
Varna, Bulgaria

While I was in Shumen the other day I introduced to a new term and technique here in Bulgaria. Known as 'clicking', folks dial a phone number from their cell, let it connect and ring once, then immediately hang up.

I watched as my host used this technique make contact with taxi companies, who immediately called him back!

Mobile phones in these parts run off pre-pay cards that you fill your phone balance up with. Incoming calls don't typically cost anything to the recipient, and 'clicking' is a way to push the cost of a conversation onto the other party. Used for both taxi companies and friends alike.

Comments:

Romania

coult

January 26th, 2009

we do it in romania too, but we call it beeping.

The United Kingdom

john

January 28th, 2009

Young people do this in a lot of countries. Sometimes to make the other party to call you, sometimes just to signal something, like I'll call you (and hangup) when I get on the bus,when I'm outside your house, etc

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