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ToSeek
2005-Mar-10, 05:57 PM
Hello aliens, this is Earth calling (http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7128)


A group of engineers has offered a solution for people who want a direct line to aliens - by broadcasting their phone calls directly into space.

People wanting to contact extraterrestrial beings through www.TalkToAliens.com can dial a premium rate US number and have their call routed through a transmitter and sent into space through a 3.2-metre-wide dish in central Connecticut, US.

SciFi Chick
2005-Mar-10, 06:07 PM
Hello aliens, this is Earth calling (http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7128)


A group of engineers has offered a solution for people who want a direct line to aliens - by broadcasting their phone calls directly into space.

People wanting to contact extraterrestrial beings through www.TalkToAliens.com can dial a premium rate US number and have their call routed through a transmitter and sent into space through a 3.2-metre-wide dish in central Connecticut, US.

Bolding mine. How much? And why didn't I think of this idea? :lol:

tmosher
2005-Mar-10, 09:45 PM
Hello aliens, this is Earth calling (http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7128)


A group of engineers has offered a solution for people who want a direct line to aliens - by broadcasting their phone calls directly into space.

People wanting to contact extraterrestrial beings through www.TalkToAliens.com can dial a premium rate US number and have their call routed through a transmitter and sent into space through a 3.2-metre-wide dish in central Connecticut, US.

Bolding mine. How much? And why didn't I think of this idea? :lol:

$3.99 a minute (it's a 1-900 number).

I wonder how long before Klaatu stops by and tells us that the universe is on a "do not call" list.

kucharek
2005-Mar-10, 09:53 PM
Any long distance call that goes by satellite should give you the same effect, broadcasting your voice to the universe - though satellite communication coding and modulation may be a bit more tricky than what these guys send out.

Harald

SKY
2005-Mar-11, 10:39 AM
Hello aliens, this is Earth calling (http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7128)


A group of engineers has offered a solution for people who want a direct line to aliens - by broadcasting their phone calls directly into space.

People wanting to contact extraterrestrial beings through www.TalkToAliens.com can dial a premium rate US number and have their call routed through a transmitter and sent into space through a 3.2-metre-wide dish in central Connecticut, US.

Bolding mine. How much?

Not much. But, when they try to call back collect...don't accept. :D

Excelsior
2005-Mar-11, 01:17 PM
What are the chances of someone actualy picking up the phone at the other end ? :D

Amadeus
2005-Mar-11, 02:47 PM
hmmm idea forming....

Email to aliens!
Just make sure that any email sent gets routed via a satalite.

come on sign up only 5p a letter! Tell you what i'll through in the spaces for free :D

ToSeek
2005-Mar-11, 03:09 PM
What are the chances of someone actualy picking up the phone at the other end ? :D

Now there's an April Fool's joke for you: someone makes this call and then hears, "ET phone home!" :D

farmerjumperdon
2005-Mar-11, 05:07 PM
To Sci-Fi Chick on why you didn't think of this:

Because you have scruples.

Grey
2005-Mar-11, 07:46 PM
Because you have scruples.
Rats! I knew those scruples would get in the way of making lots of money. Maybe I can just leave them at home sometimes? :wink:

Majin Vegeta
2005-Mar-12, 12:01 AM
Hello aliens, this is Earth calling (http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7128)


A group of engineers has offered a solution for people who want a direct line to aliens - by broadcasting their phone calls directly into space.

People wanting to contact extraterrestrial beings through www.TalkToAliens.com can dial a premium rate US number and have their call routed through a transmitter and sent into space through a 3.2-metre-wide dish in central Connecticut, US.
They stole my idea! Mine was different though, We send a message to a star 30 lightyears and our future selves hear us younger! :lol:

Doe, John
2005-Mar-12, 12:40 AM
Hey, this is the perfect way for Damburger to let the aliens know we didnt blow up their saucer! (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=430095#430095)

publiusr
2005-Mar-16, 06:16 PM
Great...