ommechaud

Punting without a Punter Phone?

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I'm new to this, but have been drooling at the sight of some of the Adultwork people out there, and the ladies advertised at HoD.

The thing is that I don't want to give away my mobile, as it would be far too risky to ever get a phone call or text on it at an unexpected moment, and I wouldn't feel comfortable hiding a second phone either at work or home.

Does that rule me out completely? Is there any way I can still punt without a phone? Comments from punters or service providers welcome!

What I have tried: being taken to an underground brothel at about 3 in the morning after a night out, and being fleeced for an eye watering amount (that I didn't feel safe not paying!) for 30 minutes with a frosty, surly spanish girl, and dropping in at a massage parlour where I was taken to a basement room at which point the masseuse came in: I think it might have been a trick of the light but she may actually have been a troll...

So what's a gentleman to do? I have emailed a number of girls through AW, but without a mobile there's no chance to meet them.

Thoughts and advice please! (apart from the obvious 'get a second phone...').

 

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Try asking who ever you contact to only contact you during work hours, and don't forget to delete texts and calls before you go home.  Most ladies working want a straight forward way of making a living, they want trouble no more than you.

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3 hours ago, ommechaud said:

I'm new to this, but have been drooling at the sight of some of the Adultwork people out there, and the ladies advertised at HoD.

The thing is that I don't want to give away my mobile, as it would be far too risky to ever get a phone call or text on it at an unexpected moment, and I wouldn't feel comfortable hiding a second phone either at work or home.

Does that rule me out completely? Is there any way I can still punt without a phone? Comments from punters or service providers welcome!

What I have tried: being taken to an underground brothel at about 3 in the morning after a night out, and being fleeced for an eye watering amount (that I didn't feel safe not paying!) for 30 minutes with a frosty, surly spanish girl, and dropping in at a massage parlour where I was taken to a basement room at which point the masseuse came in: I think it might have been a trick of the light but she may actually have been a troll...

So what's a gentleman to do? I have emailed a number of girls through AW, but without a mobile there's no chance to meet them.

Thoughts and advice please! (apart from the obvious 'get a second phone...').

 

You sound dodgy already, something to hide?  No mobile number would probably count you out for a good amount of girls already and rightly so (my opinion)  

You want to have some fun,  presumably without your nearest and dearest finding out (no problem with that, it's your choice) but wouldnt feel comfortable with a punting phone at home (understandable to a point) or at work? Why you couldn't have a throwaway phone,  sim locked with a pin, sitting around in a draw/locker is beyond me?  At the very least and if it was to be so extreme you could simply factor in £11 on top of the girls rate?  buy a sim £1 and a £10 top up, do the deed,  donate whatevers left on your credit to a charity (simply by texting it, list available if required) and cut the sim up?  Job done!

Lets face it, if you're surfing adlutwork and Punternet you're presumably creating your own trail from wherver it is you're surfing from, so risk is there already?

 

 

 

 

 

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You don't need to get a second phone, just a sim card. They are so small that you can hide it almost anywhere. I use GiffGaff - only £5 a month, or you could get one from Tescos. I have my old phone (or can use my present one)  in a draw, and I just put the sim card in when I want to use it.

I have found the little pocket on the right hand pocket of my jeans a good hidey place for a sim card. It even survived going through the wash!

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14 hours ago, ommechaud said:

I'm new to this, but have been drooling at the sight of some of the Adultwork people out there, and the ladies advertised at HoD.

The thing is that I don't want to give away my mobile, as it would be far too risky to ever get a phone call or text on it at an unexpected moment, and I wouldn't feel comfortable hiding a second phone either at work or home.

Does that rule me out completely? Is there any way I can still punt without a phone? Comments from punters or service providers welcome!

What I have tried: being taken to an underground brothel at about 3 in the morning after a night out, and being fleeced for an eye watering amount (that I didn't feel safe not paying!) for 30 minutes with a frosty, surly spanish girl, and dropping in at a massage parlour where I was taken to a basement room at which point the masseuse came in: I think it might have been a trick of the light but she may actually have been a troll...

So what's a gentleman to do? I have emailed a number of girls through AW, but without a mobile there's no chance to meet them.

Thoughts and advice please! (apart from the obvious 'get a second phone...').

 

It sounds like you had your misfortunes that lots of guys complained about in the past about so probably you should avoid such places.....

Yet there are plenty of decent girls here or on AW who would answer the phone provided they can see your number and only call you back to organise the booking, give you directions etc.  Afterwards you will never hear from them again: they also have their privacy to protect.  

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Most independent ladies do not give out their full address for example and prefer for you to call them when you are on their street to let them know you are there.Bit awkward if you can't ring.What are you going to do for example if you are running late hope they don't mind and will assume you are still turning up when you can't let them know?

Alot of ladies will require a quick chat on the phone at some point to help them gauge if you are genuine and even that you really are over 18.The only time I have had the excuse of them not having a phone they have turned out to be previous clients who have no showed me or I have had to ban for silly behaviour.We do what we can to ensure that the client is not a timewaster or someone more sinister and a guy who refuses to phone/text would come across like a problem client.

As for ladies getting in touch aside from the booking.Yes you may get the odd weirdo but the vast majority of us really do have better things to do than play text tennis with clients..like paid bookings for example.Just buy another sim you can slip into your phone then either hide it or throw it.

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It just won't work. Most of us require a phone call from a client before a booking is finalised. And as Bibi said what will you do if you're running late? Or you have to cancel last minute?

If you don't want to get a second phone just get another sim keep it somewhere safe and discreetly switch sims when you're punting. Or you could download Swytch if you have a smartphone, it's an app that gives you another number but on the same phone, which is great for those who don't want to have to explain why they have another phone! 

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You must have an old phone around somewhere, so get a Pay-as-you-Go SIM card for it and hide the SIM when you are not using the old phone.

If this does not appeal, then there are still some working pay phones around, if you can remember how to use them! Or, failing that, you are left with Soho walk-ups.

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I have heard of service providers (SPs) who arrange everything by email.

I would say that your chances of mishap are higher this way, neither party gets to talk to each other and if you run late, or need to cancel may not be able to communicate that to the other.

Once upon a time phone boxes were used, no punting phones, but with the advent of mobiles and the internet I'm going to utilise everything at my disposal in order to keep myself safe, improve chances of a booking, with someone I'm more likely to get along with going ahead

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To be fair to the OP, mobile phones have only been prevalent in the last 20-30 years... and this is (supposedly) the worlds oldest profession (well apart from farming lol); so while a phone certainly makes it more convenient / safer, I'm sure it's still possible for him to get his nookie without it.

However, I think the replies in this thread reflects the reality... most will expect some sort of mobile contact... as said, you can have a SIM card and credit for £15. Could just add that to the cost of a booking which already typically costs £100+

If you really don't want a 2nd mobile, then realistically I think your options are limited to established "saunas" or  "massage parlours"... and take what's on offer there.

 

 

 

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No phone number no booking. Why would any woman trust you with her address if you dont trust her with your phone number.

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8 hours ago, DirtyGit said:

To be fair to the OP, mobile phones have only been prevalent in the last 20-30 years... and this is (supposedly) the worlds oldest profession (well apart from farming lol); so while a phone certainly makes it more convenient / safer, I'm sure it's still possible for him to get his nookie without it.

Ha ha ha, if farming was more 'glam' and gossip provoking than this industry, surely the expression would have been changed long time ago.  Logically, indeed, you would think first of your stomach and then, thousand of years later on pleasing yourself, right?  :D

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If your phone is an iPhone, you can turn off notifications that pop up on your locked screen, So that you manually have to check if you have any texts. Unsure if you can do this on other phones. 

Put a password on your phone to unlock it. 

Save numbers of ladies under a different name that you will remember. So if you get a call from them and your not alone a different name or a company's name pops up. 

Check your phone when you are alone like in the bathroom if you are at home.

 

 

 

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If a man doesn't trust me with his phone number why should I trust him in my flat?! No mobile number, no booking. 

Most men don't use a punting phone, it's something hobbyists on forums talk about. Just select decent escorts,delete any call records and text messages and away you go. 

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8 hours ago, Chloe Kisses said:

No phone number no booking. Why would any woman trust you with her address if you dont trust her with your phone number.

Sorry Chloe, missed this when I wrote my post! :)

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18 hours ago, DirtyGit said:

To be fair to the OP, mobile phones have only been prevalent in the last 20-30 years... and this is (supposedly) the worlds oldest profession (well apart from farming lol); so while a phone certainly makes it more convenient / safer, I'm sure it's still possible for him to get his nookie without it.

However, I think the replies in this thread reflects the reality... most will expect some sort of mobile contact... as said, you can have a SIM card and credit for £15. Could just add that to the cost of a booking which already typically costs £100+

If you really don't want a 2nd mobile, then realistically I think your options are limited to established "saunas" or  "massage parlours"... and take what's on offer there.

 

 

 

mobiles in 1986?  Well if there were mobiles then they were rare as rocking horse shit.  1995, they were starting to get going.  

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So having had lots of responses and a fair amount of flak - thanks to everyone who chipped in....

It seems that a mobile phone is the key to the magical kingdom, and I guess ultimately that's something I need to figure out if I feel safe with. To the point of 'why an address if no phone', 'why trust someone with a secret that could destroy you if you don't know them'... But I'm sure there's lots of witty responses to that, and I'm not trolling for them, just trying to give a sense of why someone who's in favour of zero-risk (except when stupidly drunk) feels uncomfortable at more.

Again - a genuine thanks for all the responses. That's enlightening (including that a phone can be so cheap!).

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I have heard of people who used mobile phones in the 1980s, they were a bit hefty.

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19 minutes ago, Strawberry said:

I have heard of people who used mobile phones in the 1980s, they were a bit hefty.

there was a change in standard from analogue to digital  Until that completed they are not really viable.

I had one of these in about 1997.  it was big enough to fit a credit card sized SIM card in it.  weighed a ton

http://lovelace-media.imgix.net/uploads/191/056c9730-2d9b-0133-5b22-0aecee5a8273.jpg?w=700&fit=max&auto=format&q=70

 

GSM, or 2G came to the UK on 1991/2

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3 hours ago, Coventrypunter said:

mobiles in 1986?  Well if there were mobiles then they were rare as rocking horse shit.  1995, they were starting to get going.  

Being a bit pedantic there eh CP? (after all, I did say 20-30 years; as opposed to a straight 30 years lol).

I've studied this as part of my engineering degree, and the mobile infrastructure was definitely commercially available from about the late 1980's / early 1990's (see Mercury Communications Ltd). But as with any technology, it takes time to get going and cheap enough for the "masses" to utilise. In any case, it wasn't until the Siemens campaign of the late 1990's to make mobile "cool" when they properly took off.

 

Moreover, the sentiment of your post only goes to highlight the original point I was making:- Mobile phones haven't been around for that long... so surely you can punt without one if you really wanted to.:P

 

 

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The  mobile I had in 1998 took a standard for today Sim card. I had a contract with BT Cell net, and it was affordable for someone on a lowish/limited income. 

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I use my current phone/number. I'm not fussed at all. Though, I am in my mid twenties and single so I don't really need to hide anything from anyone. I know agencies keep numbers but they never text or call you at a random time. They're professional. Even independent girls. They don't bother punters.

They'll only contact you back the moment you contact them. I've called agencies with no one picking up so I hang up only for them to call back right after and I'll answer it. They don't call back hours later or anything.

Funny thing, I called up saucy london escorts and they said they'll get back to me. Couple of minutes later they called back. I picked up and said hi, waiting for him to tell me if the girl was ready and I assumed he thought I was someone else. He didn't say anything and just hung up straight away. Then he called again and the same thing happened again. I'm here thinking 'for fucks sake' it's me, just tell me if the girl is ready. I couldn't even get a word out before he hangs up. This happened around 2-3 times and I then I waited, he called back and I said "hi yes it's me, is she available then?" and then he spoke. Fun moment, it shows they're careful not to let anything out.

As others mention, just get another sim card as having another phone could look strange. You could keep it in the back case of the phone as you're only going to switch it to make a call for a booking and how often are you booking in a week or a month?

 

You could get a basic pay as you go simcard%2

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23 hours ago, Coventrypunter said:

there was a change in standard from analogue to digital  Until that completed they are not really viable.

I had one of these in about 1997.  it was big enough to fit a credit card sized SIM card in it.  weighed a ton

http://lovelace-media.imgix.net/uploads/191/056c9730-2d9b-0133-5b22-0aecee5a8273.jpg?w=700&fit=max&auto=format&q=70

 

GSM, or 2G came to the UK on 1991/2

I get a bit hazy on exact dates but I had my first mobile in the early nineties, it was analogue and no sim was involved.  It cost an arm and a leg and coverage was so bad where I was I sometimes wondered why I had it.  If I remember my contract cost about £30 a month and for that bargain price the call was charged as soon as the other phone started ringing.  It's a wonder they took off.  Of course it wouldn't fit in your pocket either.

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There are apps that allow you to add a second virtual number to your phone if its a smartphone - these used to be expensive but they're coming down in price now.

 

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There is also an app that a client of mine has on his phone which is a Samsung.  My phone number is blocked.  I can phone him if I miss his call, but the call won't ring out loud.  I get a message to say he can't come to the phone and his phone starts to flash a blue light that let's him know that a hush hush number has called him.  He can then check to see it is me and call me back.  I don't know the name of the app though!  But it means he'll never be embarrased by a call or text while at home.  And means he does not need a second phone.

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