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Will Ditching The Landline Be A Real Problem With Outcalls?

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I was thinking of saving myself a whole pile of money and stop using a landline telephone and go fully mobile. I only ever do outcalls to my home (or hotel) and tend to book girls on the purple site, where I have impeccable feedback. Are clients with no landline number a complete no no as far you girls are concerned?

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I was thinking of saving myself a whole pile of money and stop using a landline telephone and go fully mobile. I only ever do outcalls to my home (or hotel) and tend to book girls on the purple site, where I have impeccable feedback. Are clients with no landline number a complete no no as far you girls are concerned?

Many thanks.

No but some girls may run other checks, there are also girls who don't run any checks at all and are completely happy going out with only a mobile number.

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will u save much as you will still need broadband surely?

i would not reccomend relying on mobile broadband....

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With the onset of mobile broadband the landline is slowly becoming less important but for a girl to travel across town to you i would of thought a landline would have

been a big help for them but as stated above some girls tend not to bother too much. Test the theory and don't offer your landline as a contact detail when booking

your next outcall to your home.

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Personally, I don't go to an address I can't verify. You will lose out on some girls who aren't comfortable with it, but as mentioned, we've all got different ideas of what it means to be safe.

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will u save much as you will still need broadband surely?

i would not reccomend relying on mobile broadband....

My thoughts exactly. Many phone calls to landlines are free with a broadband package.

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I was thinking of saving myself a whole pile of money and stop using a landline telephone and go fully mobile. I only ever do outcalls to my home (or hotel) and tend to book girls on the purple site, where I have impeccable feedback. Are clients with no landline number a complete no no as far you girls are concerned?

Many thanks.

Ditching a landline isn't a problem, but just make sure that your caller ID on your separate punterphone isn't showing as withheld.

The escorts whom you would like to see will have all the relevant details about you on the national punter database anyway. :cool:

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Personally, I don't go to an address I can't verify. You will lose out on some girls who aren't comfortable with it, but as mentioned, we've all got different ideas of what it means to be safe.

Some agencies ask for landline, some don't.

As for the punter (me), I ALWAYS check out an address and the area prior to setting off. If someone asks me to call from, say, a phone box 2 min from their place I simply no longer go (I used to, back in the day!). This is due to arriving, then not being able to get through as their line was engaged - for ages!

Timewasters work both ways.

Not worth the bother with all the choice.

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Personally, I don't go to an address I can't verify. You will lose out on some girls who aren't comfortable with it, but as mentioned, we've all got different ideas of what it means to be safe.

haha I rather like your signature, not on topic I know but I just thought I would mention it lol.xxx nice one.xx

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I was thinking of saving myself a whole pile of money and stop using a landline telephone and go fully mobile. I only ever do outcalls to my home (or hotel) and tend to book girls on the purple site, where I have impeccable feedback. Are clients with no landline number a complete no no as far you girls are concerned? Many thanks.

As others have said it depends on the WG. I only do Incalls nowadays but when i have done Outcalls to my hotel i was never asked for my landline which i wouldnt of given under any circumstances due to it being a very indiscreet thing to do in my opinion. So there is no definitive answer to your question unfortunately. :)

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i only every see girls at my place and not one has ever asked for my land line number, so for me go a head and save some cash

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As others have said it depends on the WG. I only do Incalls nowadays but when i have done Outcalls to my hotel i was never asked for my landline which i wouldnt of given under any circumstances due to it being a very indiscreet thing to do in my opinion. So there is no definitive answer to your question unfortunately. :)

A WG shouldn't require your home landline for an outcall to a hotel, since you aren't going to be at home! She might however ask to phone you in your hotel room.

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A WG shouldn't require your home landline for an outcall to a hotel, since you aren't going to be at home! She might however ask to phone you in your hotel room.

That never happened either. ;)

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Save money by using a mobile instead of a land line ... ? :eek:

I use my mobile exclusively and rarely have any issues.

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That never happened either. ;)

Well that's up the the WG herself. I don't always call through just depends how I feel about the booking. When I have done it's never been a problem. Some guys actually like it because it makes him feel reassured it's going ahead too.

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Well that's up the the WG herself. I don't always call through just depends how I feel about the booking. When I have done it's never been a problem. Some guys actually like it because it makes him feel reassured it's going ahead too.

I agree it is, completely up to the WG or punter how they wish to do things. :)

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...Are clients with no landline number a complete no no as far you girls are concerned?

It depends on the individual lady. Some would take a booking via just a mobile and a nic name, yet others would insist you call from a landline to prove you're genuine or where you say you are. We all tend to work slightly differently and have varying "rules". I'm really strict with security but it's not a problem if a client doesn't have a landline as there are other ways he can prove he's "genuine".

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I was thinking of saving myself a whole pile of money and stop using a landline telephone and go fully mobile. I only ever do outcalls to my home (or hotel) and tend to book girls on the purple site, where I have impeccable feedback. Are clients with no landline number a complete no no as far you girls are concerned?

Many thanks.

You could do sorta half way between both.

If you're in a Virgin Media area, I know they offer a package where you don't have the landline, but you still have the cabled broadband. It's a saving of about £12 a month on phone line rental.

I wish I could do it because I'm with BT (I have the landline just so I can get the broadband), and make about 2 calls a month with them. BT (ever desperate for landline calls) have now introduced a minimum-calls-per-month thing where I get fined if I don't make a set number of calls (think it's about 6-8.... there are reports online of people setting weekly calendar alerts to remind them to call the speaking clock). Sadly, VM don't cover my street.

If you did go fully mobile, there is a way around the not-having-a-landline-number problem. Skype offer a service for £3 a month, where you get a regional number (they cover most major cities), and this then forwards to your Skype account. However, you can also forward this number from Skype to anywhere else just like you can with landline-caller-diversion (including mobile numbers at about 17p a minute to receive them), so you can divert your calls to your mobile and appear to have a landline without actually having one. It'd be expensive if you were using it to receive calls all the time on your mobile, but if all you want is for is for occasional verification, then that would work. Also, you can disable the diversion whenever you like, for even more discretion.

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As a punter I only use my mobile number, but then I never do incalls at my home or any hotel.

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Personally I would never visit a new client as his home if there was no landline, it's always a tricky one.....

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If this is really going to be an issue for you, just get a VOIP account (e.g. from sipgate or a similar company). You will get a geographical number associated with that, which you will be able to use with your VOIP client (e.g. on your computer or on your smartphone). You can then give that as your landline number and pick up any calls on your smartphone.

So, you would then have a "landline" number without actually having a landline.

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If this is really going to be an issue for you, just get a VOIP account (e.g. from sipgate or a similar company). You will get a geographical number associated with that, which you will be able to use with your VOIP client (e.g. on your computer or on your smartphone). You can then give that as your landline number and pick up any calls on your smartphone.

So, you would then have a "landline" number without actually having a landline.

This is pretty dishonest, if a WG is trying to verify the address for her own safety.

Wouldn't fly with me anyway, as I don't visit someone's home unless they're in the directory. If I didn't work that way and just needed the number, the people posting on here with ways to sidestep legitimate security procedures would make me think twice.

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This is pretty dishonest, if a WG is trying to verify the address for her own safety.

Wouldn't fly with me anyway, as I don't visit someone's home unless they're in the directory. If I didn't work that way and just needed the number, the people posting on here with ways to sidestep legitimate security procedures would make me think twice.

I wasn't trying to show a way to sidestep security precautions - I was simply pointing out that a "landline" number is not necessarily associated with a physical address. Over ten years ago I had a "landline" number which was associated with my mobile phone. The past few years I've had a VOIP-based landline number which I can use wherever I'm working. So this isn't a new thing.

As for "people posting on here with ways to sidestep legitimate security procedures", I firmly believe that it is better that everyone (including the people relying on a certain security method) knows if security can be sidestepped. Essentially, if anyone feels that the information I have provided will invalidate their security, it means that their security is not strong enough and they should find a way to improve it. The information I have provided is not new - the only difference is that now the ladies are aware it can be sidestepped and can take steps to address this.

There is a standard thing which happens when someone points out a security flaw. The person identifying it is regarded as the problem rather than the security flaw itself. People think that it would have been okay if it hadn't been mentioned, forgetting the fact that the problem would still be there, whether it was mentioned or not. This is sometimes called "security through obscurity" which in turn is usually regarded as no security at all.

Sorry for a long off-topic post, but this is something I think is important. If you are relying on a technology for your security then you need to understand if that technology can be compromised. This is particularly true if that technology (the phone system, for example) behaves so differently to the way you think it does.

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I wasn't trying to show a way to sidestep security precautions - I was simply pointing out that a "landline" number is not necessarily associated with a physical address. Over ten years ago I had a "landline" number which was associated with my mobile phone. The past few years I've had a VOIP-based landline number which I can use wherever I'm working. So this isn't a new thing.

As for "people posting on here with ways to sidestep legitimate security procedures", I firmly believe that it is better that everyone (including the people relying on a certain security method) knows if security can be sidestepped. Essentially, if anyone feels that the information I have provided will invalidate their security, it means that their security is not strong enough and they should find a way to improve it. The information I have provided is not new - the only difference is that now the ladies are aware it can be sidestepped and can take steps to address this.

There is a standard thing which happens when someone points out a security flaw. The person identifying it is regarded as the problem rather than the security flaw itself. People think that it would have been okay if it hadn't been mentioned, forgetting the fact that the problem would still be there, whether it was mentioned or not. This is sometimes called "security through obscurity" which in turn is usually regarded as no security at all.

Sorry for a long off-topic post, but this is something I think is important. If you are relying on a technology for your security then you need to understand if that technology can be compromised. This is particularly true if that technology (the phone system, for example) behaves so differently to the way you think it does.

I agree completely-- it is better to know that this sort of stuff can be faked and that it shouldn't be accepted at face value. Security procedures must evolve with technology. I'm not blaming you directly, and I'm sorry that it may have come across that way (I am reading my own post and yes, it's implied). I would like you to consider though, however useful it is that the issue is out in the open and available to women trying to work securely, your post is addressed to the OP as a problem-solving measure. "You can then give that as your landline number" ... i.e. you can pretend to have a landline number because you know the lady won't accept a mobile number. I'm just disappointed to see punters (I include Asianfever above) giving each other tricks and tips for avoiding the procedures individual ladies need to feel safe. If you don't feel she should need your landline, then see someone who doesn't ask for a landline, don't pretend to have one.

I'm not trying to start any kind of row here, it's just disappointing to see this.

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your post is addressed to the OP as a problem-solving measure. "You can then give that as your landline number" ... i.e. you can pretend to have a landline number because you know the lady won't accept a mobile number.

But if I was really trying to subvert this security measure, I would have sent a PM rather than posting in an open forum. I agree that I was responding to the original question, but I feel that I did it in such a way as to be open about it and to present the underlying facts in such a way that everyone could see the issue here - as you did.

I'm just disappointed to see punters (I include Asianfever above) giving each other tricks and tips for avoiding the procedures individual ladies need to feel safe.

And your last sentence here is the heart of the problem (and of most security issues). People do not see the difference between "feeling safe" and "being safe". The posts here may have made some ladies feel less safe - but in actual fact they are not actually less safe. The things posted on this thread were existing before they were posted here. The level of actual, real safeness has not changed. What has changed is that the ladies who rely on this approach to security are now aware of this actual level of safety (rather than the false security they had which made them feel safe).

This in turn should lead the ladies to analyse their security procedures in the light of this information and then take steps. For example, you looked at it and decided that it did not make you any less secure (since you also had other factors involved in your process). Another lady might decide that she will change her security totally. Someone else might decide that they will leave the security as is, but perhaps be more cautious with new clients.

So, I firmly believe that this sort of information is good to have in a public forum and people should be clear about the difference between feeling safe and being safe.

As another example (which I think everyone knows about) think of the "pornstar name" game - and how that can be used to get into your bank account. Isn't it better that people know about this, rather than continue to "feel safe" whilst their bank account is getting emptied?

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