I HAD that old-fashioned thing, a misdialled
This isn't the first time an astronaut has misdialled
Dang Vuong, car sales manager at Stratstone BMW, Silverlink, Wallsend, was having an ordinary Sunday morning at work, until he got a phone call from a distressed pensioner, who had misdialled
while trying to call her daughter for help, after slipping while running a bath.
Tragically, she rang her cousin to ask him to pick her up but misdialled
and got no answer.
Had I heard him correctly or had I misdialled
and was about to buy a Swiss army knife?
The program began back in 1955 when a child misdialled
a number in a local newspaper.
"Anyone getting a phone call during the early hours initially thinks it's bad news and I did." The mother of two, from Morganstown, Cardiff, said: "At first I thought they had misdialled
but it turned out that I had been put on an internal speed dial for Asda staff.
Tragically, Ahmjid had misdialled
the number in his panic and the police never heard his desperate plea for help.
Judy says: "We argued for a few minutes then I realised I'd misdialled
and fate had led me to another clairvoyant called Denise.
The traditional 999 system fields around 10 million calls each year but almost two-thirds are classed as non-emergencies with many misdialled
calls from mobiles.
* Of the 30m 999 calls handled by BT, a staggering 52% were hoax, misdialled
or not appropriate for the emergency services
Of the 30 million 999 calls handled by BT, 52 per cent were hoax, misdialled
or not appropriate for the police, ambulance or fire brigade.