I have texted back wrong numbers when the text seems important. I just text "wrong number".
I do sometimes. If they leave a message and it sounds important I will definitely call back.
@VarunaTT I love that!!!! I wouldn't be able to part with Sister Betty either.
i have a few times when i have multiple missed calls from the same number. either leave a damn voicemail or stop calling me.
If it's a text, I usually text back "wrong number". If it's a VM and sounds important, I might call back it was a wrong number or text they left a wrong number, but not usually.
I do answer any calls I get, unless I already know a number is b.s. and have blocked it anyway. I do some gig work/mystery shopping, so it isn't unusual for me to receive calls from unfamiliar numbers.
I once got the BEST wrong number VM. She said something like this, "GIRL, oh you best not be ignoring me. You KNOW I saw you at the club last night with MY MAN. What the bleepity bleep were you doing with him?!? I am going to beat your a** the next time I see you, B***H." I didn't call her back, lol. I didn't want even the smallest part of THAT drama!
I will sometimes contact wrong numbers back, but usually don't.
The phone at my parent's shore house is one of the oldest landlines phone numbers on the island. My grandma actually used to rent the rotary phone that was in the house for the longest time. We finally got rid of the rotary in the early 2000s. Anyway, the phone number would resemble something of a business phone number. For many years, it was a digit off from a local radio station. We would get calls when they would have contests, "Did I win?"
Even after we got rid of the rotary and added an answering machine, people would leave messages on the machine about the contests. I remember this one time an old man called and left a message stating what song was playing, BUT did not leave any information to get back to him even if he won! The radio station must have folded because we haven't received a call in about 10 years now.
My friend's parents phone number was one digit off from a local country club. They would get calls super early for people trying to get a last minute tee time.
I had a wrong number text this weekend. It read, "I am mad." I responded, "I'm sorry to hear that. Who is this?" I haven't heard back. I googled the number and we have a mutual friend in common, but it must have been a transposition on their part.
My cousin this weekend sent a group text and one of the numbers was wrong. The lady said, that she was sorry, but not the person they were intending. My cousin kept talking to her. I finally had to send her a private text to stop texting that poor lady. She was nice about it, though.