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  #1 Old 26-08-2012 Default Malaysian Pranksters

Hi,

Somebody sent me some disturbing text messages about an hour ago. Just somebody I never met before and don't personally know.
The number was: +601247575XX

I put the two XX's in the last digits there to protect the identity of the individual and prevent anyone here from randomly calling this guy.
But based on the first few digits, is it possible to find out where the guy called from?

Something that I noticed is that usually in Melbourne the number is "+614XXXXXXXX" but this number starts off differently.
Does this mean the caller may not have been in Melbourne but interstate/overseas?

What does the "+601" number mean?
Does it indicate anything about the location of the person taking the call?

According to the site below "+601" is Malaysia's country code.
http://www.bounzd.com/tariff/modal.html

But does this mean that they called from Malaysia or whether they just bought their mobile phone from Malaysia?

Also, the guy calling said he was from Brunei and not Malaysian over the phone when I asked him (as he seemed to have a Malaysian a strong accent).
However according to wikipedia Brunei's country code is "+673" and not "+601"?
Or could he have been lying about being from Brunei?

I want to prank this prankster!
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  #2 Old 26-08-2012 Default Re: Malaysian Pranksters

Err, dude...

Our country code is +60.

Our mobile numbers here start with 01X most of the time, so when you add the country code the extra zero is redundant.

Therefore = +601X.....

It just means the number is a Malaysian one, or rather bought in Malaysia. The person could be anyone, as long as they bought the number in the country most likely.

Tough luck. And don't bother wasting your money trying to prank a prankster.
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  #3 Old 26-08-2012 Default Re: Malaysian Pranksters

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Err, dude...

Tough luck. And don't bother wasting your money trying to prank a prankster.
What do you recommend I do then?
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  #4 Old 26-08-2012 Default Re: Malaysian Pranksters

You could try to get that number blocked so he can't harass you anymore. Some phones offer a number blocking feature. Alternatively I heard that your phone service provider might be able to help you block numbers if need be.
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  #5 Old 26-08-2012 Default Re: Malaysian Pranksters

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What do you recommend I do then?
Yup depending on what phone you have, you can block the number. Most smartphones offer a way (like an app usually) that will let you do that.

Either way I'd suggest not responding to calls/texts from the person, because if they know they're reaching you then it'll go on.

Do you have a smartphone? Would be simpler to block numbers
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  #6 Old 26-08-2012 Default Re: Malaysian Pranksters

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Do you have a smartphone? Would be simpler to block numbers
Do you think changing mobile numbers because of this is a bit excessive?
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  #7 Old 26-08-2012 Default Re: Malaysian Pranksters

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Do you think changing mobile numbers because of this is a bit excessive?
No, not if this guy is bothering you too much. But I'd try blocking the person first.
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  #8 Old 27-08-2012 Default Re: Malaysian Pranksters

You do not necessarily need to own a smartphone to be able to block off someone. If you are under DiGi, for example, you could get your number being disguised as a 'private number' to your call recipient for RM5 per month. This feature is currently only available for postpaid subscribers. If you're under another service provider you would need to check with yours. As for changing numbers, don't bother. You are only allowed to register 2 phone lines per MyKad. No more. You may need to have another number in your future for say, work use so it's best not to waste a number on him. In this case, number block would be the best solution.
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  #9 Old 27-08-2012 Default Re: Malaysian Pranksters

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  #10 Old 27-08-2012 Default Re: Malaysian Pranksters

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You are only allowed to register 2 phone lines per MyKad.
Sorry, what is MyKad?
Is this some sorta of special feature for Malaysian mobiles?
I've never heard about it.
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