Let me paint a picture for you. It’s your day off from work, you’re relaxing at home. All of a sudden, you hear a knock at your door.

On your doorstep is a ‘roofin’ salesman, a pizza delivery guy, an angry neighbour, and a law enforcement agent – all after just a little bit of your time. You explain to them, that you just had your roof done last week, you didn’t order any pizza, you don’t have your neighbours welfare cheque, and no, it wasn’t you singing over the superstore paging system all day.

Confused and angry you slam the door shut, then you notice something else. Your answer-phone is beeping and it has reached it’s maximum amount of messages. You nervously press the button, only to hear 99 people saying “Cactus” to you over and over and over again, and wait…who disconnected your telephone line?

Sound Familiar? Well take that pistol out of your mouth sir, you’re not losing your mind. It’s actually highly likely that you’ve just been served by the Phone Losers of America.

That’s right folks, Brad Carter – mighty overlord of the PLA – has released a book of choice moments from the PLA’s long and illustrious existence.

Follow Brad on from his humble routes as a homeless phone-phreaker, to the dizzying heights of credit-card fraud, and remotely taking over Walmart’s paging system. Recoil in horror as they encounter legendary ‘Super-Hacker’ Curtis Lee Jones, and his infamous ‘central computer’ that is ‘999 straight out of hell’. Fondly remember the glory days of Red-boxing, when a few beeps guaranteed endless phone conversations.

Whichever way your moral compass points, you’ll find something that will make you chuckle – or just plain gasp – in this excellently narrated journey through the world of the PLA.

Ken Eakins

Get the PLA Book directly here.

About the Author

Ken Eakins is a filmmaker and weird stuff enthusiast from the South of England.

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