How to Make All of the Phones in Your Office Ring Simultaneously (and Get Away With It)

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The guys at Maximum PC have put together a hack using Skype that will allow you to make all of the phones in your office ring simultaneously—and the best part is that you will be able to keep your job when all is said and done. All you need to do in order to pull off this prank is $10 sitting in your Skype account and the time necessary to gather up phone numbers and set up a conference call. Then just start the call and watch the chaos ensue.

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With April Fools' just around the corner, this could be a funny prank if done properly. Plus, Maximum PC is offering up three other variants on this trick for those looking to do something even more elaborate—and the best part is that it can be completely anonymous. When the victims glance at their caller ID to find out who the asshole is, they will be frustrated to find that the caller is unknown. That means you can quietly take pride in the fact that you are that asshole—without suffering the consequences. [Maximum PC]

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Reminds me of the time I was in our IT dept. right after we switched to Cisco IP phones. The IT director made some comment about how he could dial a certain code and 'page' all the phones at once. For some reason, in the process he actually dialed it and hit Dial. When he realized what he had done, he fired off a S-bomb and hit End Call, but unfortunately what he said had already gone out and been broadcast over every phone on the system.