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Whenever im on the phone it clicks twice - could it be 'tapped' <paranoid emotion>

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TambaTheDragonSlayer Sun 14-May-06 22:56:07

Bizarre question I know...

But whenever im half way through a conversation it clicks twice...

Ive been watching to many spy movies i guess...

controlfreaky2 Sun 14-May-06 22:57:16

mine gives one loud ping c. 1 am every night..? freaks me out

SparklyGothKat Sun 14-May-06 22:58:11

Mine clicks too, I get very parnoid too lol

TambaTheDragonSlayer Sun 14-May-06 22:59:12

Im really wondering though Its bizarre. could it be 'tapped' ie - coul;d dh be listening to my calls???? How would i find out?

Tortington Sun 14-May-06 23:22:15

first you have to tell us the awfull behaviour which leads you to believe your dh is tapping your calls

VeniVidiVickiQV Sun 14-May-06 23:24:30

Have you got more than one extension in your home?

Tortington Sun 14-May-06 23:26:14

get an engineer out.

hire a detective yourself

controlfreaky2 Sun 14-May-06 23:28:31

blow a whistle down phone VERY LOUDLY and see how many people scream

TambaTheDragonSlayer Sun 14-May-06 23:29:44

Nope only got the one landline upstairs.

Custy at your first message

would BT be able to tell me?

TambaTheDragonSlayer Sun 14-May-06 23:31:10

lol CF, I dont think theres anyone else on the line... but could they be recorded?

Blunderwoman Sun 14-May-06 23:37:14

Try saying a few 'trigger' words and see if MI5, or SOCA as it's now known, beat down your door!

controlfreaky2 Sun 14-May-06 23:48:26

what like "bomb" / "feminist" / "gina ford". maybe its anne clough?

TambaTheDragonSlayer Sun 14-May-06 23:50:15

hehe I was thinking more along the lines of hubby or mil

Blunderwoman Sun 14-May-06 23:52:07

More 'bomb', another word that begins with B and rhymes with 'mush', a country boardering Turkey that begins with I, a large factory on the Cumbrian coast who's effluence makes the local water taste funny and the men who work there sterile, and maybe throw in a few capital cities whilst you're at it?!

SaintGeorge Sun 14-May-06 23:53:19

Militant Christian Front Tamba. Bound to be

TambaTheDragonSlayer Sun 14-May-06 23:58:49

hehe SG


I quite like the idea of a sexy swat team ending up on my doorstep

sharklet Mon 15-May-06 08:31:33

Tamba - I'd be worried not that its tapped - you've been watching a few to many spy films! But when I lived in London it happened tome a lot and the phone occasionally would make funny chirrup noises or clicks when no-one was near it. Turns out some BT engineer guy had hitched something up to the phone cables and was making calls on mine and my neighbours lines - and they were getting charged to my bill. £170.00 in sex lines we got and they accused me of making them, then as most of them were made when I was at work they were insistent I mus thave a b/f who had a key or a cleaner etc. In the end they let it go and the truth was discovered.

Keep an eye on your bills!!

janinlondon Mon 15-May-06 09:20:43

Tamba I can tell you absolutely and categorically that if it were an M15-type group there would be no telltale clicking. If anyone's interfering they are rank amateurs - which of course doesn't rule out your DH!!

buffythenappyslayer Mon 15-May-06 09:27:54

ours used to do do this and it was a local arsehole tapping into every phone call made in our area.not quite sure how he did it,but the police took a couple of computers out of his house and some gadget from his car.ours would click twice and that was when he had tapped in.if you waited longe enough,it sometimes would click again if hed got bored with the conversation and moved onto someone else.he got found out when he tapped into someones phone who was a bt engineer,and he reported it.
if you ring bt up they will do a line check but wont tell you if its tapped until he taps in IYSWIM.

TambaTheDragonSlayer Mon 15-May-06 10:35:05

Thats something to think about... It usually taps twic about 5 mins into the call. The phone was only reconnected last week as we got an absolutly huge phone bill, couldnt pay it and the line was cut off. DH went mad about me using the phone and to be fair I was on it quite a bit but our bills arnt itemised so I just accepted that it was me - now im thinking i should have checked! Will get BT to send itemised bills i think!

buffythenappyslayer Mon 15-May-06 10:38:11

the man that did everyones round here was just listening in to peoples conversations!he tried blackmailing one of our local councillors aswell!!!very naughty boy!!!

sharklet Mon 15-May-06 13:42:36

Gosh Tamba definately get itemised bills. I was amazed how much had been run up and how blase and eager to blame it all on me and some mythical boyfreid who must have been calling sex lines while I was at work. The cheek!!

Keep an eye on it, theres definately something fishy going on.

zephyrcat Mon 15-May-06 13:51:17

My mum's phone does this and we were only talking about it last night - it 'ticks' the whole time she's using it......worth reporting to BT?

sharklet Mon 15-May-06 14:06:35

Definately!! It took me ages to get it sorted. And even then it wasn't BT who told me what was going on but a freind who was in the police - I then discussed it with BT and they stopped harrassing me for the money they claimed I owed for these sex lines. They never did apologise mind you!

plummymummy Tue 16-May-06 09:43:28

Mine does this too but only when I receive calls from Ireland, so I assumed it was Special Branch doing their anti-terrorist thing. Now I hear that the clicks would not be audible, I am intrigued to know why it happens. Unless it is Special Branch but they are doing it to intimidate?! One or two members of that family used to be politically active IYSWIM. Anyway, I'm sure the calls aren't very interesting - just the boring work/drudgery of housework tales and whining about sleepless nights, and no clicks in a while so I think they are giving themselves respite from the boring details of motherhood!

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