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The UK is really simple
(this is all for BT lines, I don't have an NTL/TW line so I don't know how those work).
17070 - general BT line test, ringback, quiet line, etc (some features need BT engineer mobile number?)
175 - ringback, certain tests available like dial pulse and DTMF test among other things.
I did have BT's security number (it's printed on a sign stapled to my local exchange's door) but I have lost it - it is an 0800 i think.
Not test numbers but can be interesting nonetheless:
144 - BT chargecard
131 - mercury pinless, load of beeps on my line
132 - mercury pin - 1234567 is a test pin and directs you to an ancient recording from cable and wireless (or clueless and witless for some people) as it has a non working 0500 number as well as local, long-distance and national rates - for the majority of BT residential customers these don't exist anymore, flat-rate is the norm). Whether you can signup for this service I don't know. Apparently npower or tiscali now owns this.
I do have recordings of some of these numbers and can record them if anyone from the US / other countries would like to hear them (no you can't dial 011-44-17070)
Other interesting numbers can be found here:http://www.oldskoolp...ondon_9999.html
This is not an exhaustive list of test numbers, these are the ones I know. If there are anymore, please post (I believe there is an 01/02 number to access 17070 but it's a secret).
Edited by mo0, 06 February 2006 - 05:17 PM.