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Anyone ever tried phoning in to those late night quioz shows?

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9y, 11m agoPosted 9 years, 11 months ago
Decided to try an experiment last night.

Spent £30 phoning in to that quiz show on ITV... uh... Make Your Play or something, and I didn't get through once. There were a couple of times where it should "congratulations. You got through, now let's see if you're picked to get through to the studio", at which point I was denied

So, my question is: Has anyone ever phoned in and got through to guess? :?

First post, and a spelling mistake in the thread title. Quality...
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9y, 11m agoPosted 9 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Spent a few quid one night after a good night at the casino (thinking my luck was still on a good run)!

Spent about £6 and managed to get through once. Didnt get through to studio but, it did give me a further 2 or 3 free calls.

Never again!

Other half was in a bit of flap a day or so ago as she always rings the Deal or No Deal line and never gets to leave her name etc. She only managed to get through when the prize was at £75k :w00t: and then had to endure 10 nail biting minutes to see if her name cropped up on screen! Needless to say it didnt :viking:
#2
Don't be silly... waste your money on something more worthwhile.
#3
Well, someones gotta win, but there are a lot of losers to make that one person win.
#4
they must make ucket loads from people trying to phone in, aparently they give you 50 attempts
#5
I tried calling Quiz Call perhaps ten times over a year ago, well before I was aware of the scandalous odds of getting through. I supplemented this with over one hundred web entries before giving up.

Luckily my dad never spotted them on the phone bill. Suffice to say all these quiz channels are ridiculous. Although Kat Shoob off The Mint is fantastic, worth watching just for her classic comments :)
#6
ive called quiz call, got through too, but sadly no win :( i dont watch it anymore cos its addictive!, if you know the answer (bear in mind the questions are usually ridicuosly easy) its just so tempting to keep trying, and at between 60-75p a go WHETHER YOUR SELECTED OR NOT its just not worth it! theres also long periods of time where there are no callers to the studio, giving false impressions that you will get through but if you try you just get the 'sorry you are not sucessful on this occasion, please try again'
its all very frustrating lol
#7
The worst instance was on TMF (the presenter was really hot!) and she kept giving the Bambi eyes. They didn't take a call in 50mins then went off the air because their Freeview airtime slot finished - it literally just cut off. I was desperate to know the answer but I didn't have Sky until yesterday.
#8
also really annoying is when there are multiple answers, they say they are easy, you sit and sit and sit and wait, then when so one guesses, they reveal and the answers are just ridiculous that no one would ever guess!!!!!!!!
#9
I also love it when the presenter pretends that the 'revealed answers' were patently obvious. Last weekend one of the 'guess the following' questions was Head... One of the answers was Head of the family!

The film title ones are particularly bad.
#10
i watched one along time ago where they had a mock bar, and you had to guess the list of about 4 drinks, they claimed that each drink was popular and well known, well 1 of them was 'coconut lips' well ive never heard of this drink, i may be a minority, but i must say ive spent a fair time in pubs and ive not heard it being ordered!
#11
they are so fixed, they have one's like "how many legs on four elephants, a parrot and two dogs?" or whatever and the only people that get through are saying 3124 and 1.....
[SIZE=2]"hi, you're through to the studio, what's your name and where are you calling from?"[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]"Errr Dan and i'm err calling from the back of the studio errr I mean Dorset"[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]"What's you answer Dan?"[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]"Is it 2 and a half?"[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]"Ahhhh I'm sorry Dan, keep trying"[/SIZE]
#12
fungus
they are so fixed, they have one's like "how many legs on four elephants, a parrot and two dogs?" or whatever and the only people that get through are saying 3124 and 1.....
[SIZE=2]"hi, you're through to the studio, what's your name and where are you calling from?"[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]"Errr Dan and i'm err calling from the back of the studio errr I mean Dorset"[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]"What's you answer Dan?"[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]"Is it 2 and a half?"[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]"Ahhhh I'm sorry Dan, keep trying"[/SIZE]

I don't like those quizzes.

The answers are so vaguely posed, you have no chance. Such as.

"One hundred and 32 - seven x 25 + 17 / twenty seven. Count the numbers"

Simply because of the "count the numbers". Because, do you do the sums, or do you add the numbers (and not the numbers which are words).

It's so ambiguous.
#13
Surely you'd be better spending your money on a lottery ticket??

John
#14
Johnmcl7
Surely you'd be better spending your money on a lottery ticket??

John

I do that too.

I've got a fairly high disposable income.

If I'm bored, I sometimes do these experiments of chance with my money. Put £20 on the lottery once, and won a tenner...
#15
i reckon they are fixed
#16
ultrachronic

Put £20 on the lottery once, and won a tenner...

You mean you lost a tenner? Or did you 'win' £30??
#17
does anyone remember the episode where someone phoned in and appeared to be doing something "odd" at the other end!
#18
Someone nicked my phone whilst on a verrry boozy night out once, and ran up 280 quids worth of calls to the Mint before I awoke to find it missing.

I'd taken 3rd party insurance out and ditched Vodafone's cos it was cheaper, unfortunately it didn't provide immediate call cover and I had to foot the bill. Gutted. Needless to say Vodafone now have my insurance contract back!
#19
For all those who think that they are not quite as simple and obvious as they may seem, may want to read THIS article. This was a quiz on what a woman might keep in her handbag. I'd hate to meet this kinda woman, what on earth was she planning!?
#20
For those of you that spend money on these phone lines are you not aware that you can enter for free via the web?

And you have just as much a chance of winning online for free just as much as you do over the phone! Just do a google for itv play the mint, there is a good blog about it, a woman on there uses the internet to try most nights and she has won quite a few thousand!!!

The law states that they must give you free entry via some means into these quizes otherwise they would be classed as a lottery and would be shut down.
#21
yes thats right, ive entered through the net before and got called back, no win though! :( they are addictive to watch , especially when the answers seem sooo easy and theres nothing else on!
#22
I talked to someone briefly who worked on one of the large 'quiz TV' stations at a party on New Years Eve. Two things I remember the most are:

They make over £100K A NIGHT! :shock:

By law you can enter free via the internet to stop the ‘game’ from being classed as a lottery. It’s these people they use more often to go live on the show because they already know if their answer is right or wrong :shock:

His advice - STAY WELL CLEAR. These shows are like fruit machines; they only pay out when they have taken serious money.

:)
#23
rang in once, got on won £50, though that was back in begining, not tried since
#24
sintass

By law you can enter free via the internet to stop the ‘game’ from being classed as a lottery. It’s these people they use more often to go live on the show because they already know if their answer is right or wrong :shock:

His advice - STAY WELL CLEAR. These shows are like fruit machines; they only pay out when they have taken serious money.

:)


But they don't know your answer before you get on. You are picked at random online just as you are offline, then if you are picked you don't give any answer until you are live on air. So it is impossible to vet any answers as they don't know what your answer will be.

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