Phone Losers of America

Phone Losers of America

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by Brad Carter
     
 

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Phone Losers of America is a collection of short stories which take you on a twenty year journey of high-tech humor, culture jamming, and criminal mischief. From remotely controlling the overhead paging system of a large supermarket, to confusing the phone company with various call forwarding stunts, this bizarre collection of pranks will not only make you laugh, but…  See more details below

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Phone Losers of America is a collection of short stories which take you on a twenty year journey of high-tech humor, culture jamming, and criminal mischief. From remotely controlling the overhead paging system of a large supermarket, to confusing the phone company with various call forwarding stunts, this bizarre collection of pranks will not only make you laugh, but will make you question the security and sanity of common, everyday business procedures.

Learn how one illustrious member of the PLA crossed the country on stolen credit cards, staying in the nicest hotels one day and then sleeping on the streets of major cities the next, all while amusing himself at the expense of others. Laugh as he turns a radio morning show into his own interactive game, enrages users of an online auction site, uses revenge tactics that cross the line, systematically drives convenience store employees nuts so that he can get a job, and confuses an entire neighborhood of cordless phone users.

The stories contained in this book are based on the writings from the Phone Losers of America website which have been featured in USA Today, the Boston Herald, 2600, on CNBC, CNN, TechTV, and countless other websites, books, magazines, radio shows and police reports.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011988417
Publisher:
Big Beef Bueno Books
Publication date:
11/07/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
310
Sales rank:
1,276,351
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Brad Carter began annoying people on the phone at the age of 10 and still hasn't grown out of it. He began writing material for Phone Losers of America in 1992, which has been featured in books, magazines and even on TV a few times. Brad currently resides in Albany, Oregon, in a smelly run-down apartment where he dodges creditors, exwives and the IRS.

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Phone Losers of America 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
WiFiPunk More than 1 year ago
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_lizdarwin More than 1 year ago
This book should be required reading for all humans with a sense of humor. And the rest will need to unplug their phones.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Way to go Brad! This is the only book I know of that can mention a payphone, credit card fraud, homlessnes, and prank calls in the same sentence! GET THIS BOOK!
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Aikison More than 1 year ago
When i first bought this book, i was half excepting the only words to be "LOL I RIPPED YOU OFF" and a big hand drawn smiley face. Now, after reading it, i see it is much more. The only complaint i have is that there are not enough pictures.
Rappy More than 1 year ago
I have read over 12 books in my life, and this on is by far one of the top 10. The first thing I liked about this book was the smell, It actually smells like perfume. I think someone spilled a bunch on accident at the print shop. Anyways This is a good book, so check it out.
Lol5916 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book without very high expectations, as I am a strong supporter of the PLA. I do not read many books, and I did not expect to read this book very fast. The day I received the book, I finished it, all 300 pages. It is the greatest book I have ever read and easily the best. If you know anything about phone phreaking, want to know, or just want to read a funny book, get this! The author is making barely any money, which shows you how much he cares about the book.