Woman Whose Number Is Similar to School’s Emergency Number, Still Flooded With Calls

Ms. Wilson, who gets flooded with calls every time it snows or there is some other type of school emergency in Bais Faiga and the Cheder, has pleaded with TLS to again make people aware of the headache it’s causing her.

Ms. Wilson tells TLS she has received about 30 phone calls at all hours of the night last night, as people continue to confuse her phone number with that of Bais Faiga’s and Cheder’s emergency number.

“Sorry I can’t change my phone number and I can’t turn the ringer off like some of the readers requested,” she wrote to TLS.  

Many calls were from children, Ms. Wilson says.

“I was able to call some of the phone number’s back and asked to speak to an adult, but other numbers are blocked,” she says. “My phone is still ringing, even while I’m typing,” she wrote.

Ms. Wilson requests that parents make the necessary changes to reflect the school’s correct phone number, which is 732-806-8141.

TLS has also spoken with Bais Faiga, who will be sending out a letter to the parents in hopes of correcting the issue.

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  1. I have never seen a phone whose ringer cannot be shut off. I have sympathy for this woman, but what exactly is she trying to accomplish by complaining? It isnt like she has had her phone number for years…806 is a fairly new prefix in our area. Why should Bais Faiga/Lakewood Cheder inconvenience thousands of families by changing the number just to satisfy one woman? It will get changed to another number and then someone else will have the same complaint. Better, the parents of Lakewood should not allow their children unfettered access to the telephone. I cannot imagine that adults are ringing the phone at 2 in the morning…

  2. Obviously they did, which is how this woman now has that number in the first place – but the parents evidently know nothing about the updated number.

  3. i don’t understand why people would be calling at all hours of the night. many schools don’t usually decide what they are doing until the morning time. Also whenever i need to call the snow number for my kids they have a set time to call like after 7:30 am and for my kids school who don’t have a set time i usually called around 7:00am when i wake up.

  4. When Ms Wilson says she can’t turn off the rnger, it may not mean that it’s not possible for her to turn it off. It may mean that she has to keep it on. For example, we must keep on our ringer as I have an elderly mother who lives alone nearby. We need to be available 24×6 for her calls or calls from her lifephone company.

  5. As # 7 says the issue here is Lakewood residents are not used to the 806 # but rather the 886 and even if Bais Faiga puts out a notice people will still call 886 out of habit its unfortunate. Yes if BF changes the # to something more practical like 363-xxxx then there will be mistakes of people calling 363-xxxx but probably not as many mistaken calls.
    My number starts with 730 and I once had an add out with my # instead of 370!

  6. Ms Wilson should ask her phone company to put an intercept on her line. That means that when someons dials her number, before it rings through, there will be a recording saying: You have reached the phone of Ms. Wilson. If this call is for Ms WIilson, press 1. Otherwise please hang up and check your number.

  7. I don’t understand how this even made the news….i mean is it really that big of a deal..i don’t mean to sound heartless …just payi attention to the numbers that are being dialed

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