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#21 ThoughtPhreaker

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 02:49 PM

Seriously? I thought all switches did it with internal announcement systems (except GTD-5s, since they're cool enough to be integrated with EASes) to queue calls? Try placing two calls up to the recording at once. Generally, at least on smaller switches, you'll get the recording on the second line as soon as the first goes to reorder/drops.

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 07:26 PM

The EWSD I was served out of as a kid never rang for anything but an actual number. The first time I ever heard a switch do this was when I was playing with the phone at my grandma's (5ess) and it rang after leaving the phone off the hook too long (this scared me since I thought an operator was going to come on). The EWSD just would always dump you right into a recording, or in the case of perminant signal play a few seconds of high tone first.

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 12:50 PM

JmanA9,

I was listening to your recordings and had a few questions:
503-697 anac: What kind of dialtone is that/how did you get it?

Also, does the 724-548-5864 ANAC read out your ANI? It sounds like Verizon voice talent.

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 01:13 PM

JmanA9,

I was listening to your recordings and had a few questions:
503-697 anac: What kind of dialtone is that/how did you get it?

Also, does the 724-548-5864 ANAC read out your ANI? It sounds like Verizon voice talent.

Kayara,
That dialtone is coming from my VoIP adapter. I changed it to sound like that so I could easily distinguish between my POTS line and my VoIP line. On a Sipura VoIP adapter, you can make the dialtone any combination of tones you'd like.

That ANAC does read your ANI. It's actually owned by Windstream, and the lady who does the recording is Pat Fleet. She's probably the most widely used voice on the network.

Let me know if you have any more questions.

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 09:38 AM

When you dialed 503-697-0053, you used MF tones afterward, and I assume you were signaling the desired ANI information to the VOIP adaptor. When I dialed normally, without MF tones, I got a reorder that was sampled a bit differently. Does this mean the ANAC doesn't work anymore, or that I also need to use the MF tones to get it to speak any numbers?

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 02:20 PM

When you dialed 503-697-0053, you used MF tones afterward, and I assume you were signaling the desired ANI information to the VOIP adaptor. When I dialed normally, without MF tones, I got a reorder that was sampled a bit differently. Does this mean the ANAC doesn't work anymore, or that I also need to use the MF tones to get it to speak any numbers?

The MF tones were being sent to the ANAC on the other end. After the touchtones stop, the VoIP adapter basically drops out, and nothing is being sent to it anymore. The reorder just means that something went wrong with the signaling. However, since you can tell that the reorder is being sampled differently, you know it's coming from the ANAC (I guess you decoded the DTMF digits :) ). The standard signaling is KP + 3 + 7 digits + ST if you want the number to be looked up. I believe it's KP + 0 + 7 digits + ST if you just want the machine to tell you that the number isn't valid. That was done usually if the number was in an invalid thousands block, and a lookup wasn't necessary. I'm pretty sure I didn't mix up the 3 and the 0, so someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 04:43 PM

So I don't mean to pull a thread from the grave here, but I got to use an EWSD for the first time not too long ago. To make things more interesting, this switch is from my understanding, AT&T's red-headed step child. Finding an in-house tech who has a comprehensive understanding of how to deal with it is like finding a hipster in North Korea.

So I guess it's only natural I heard a couple of pretty weird things. For one, you didn't even need to use a CAC to get around the 0xx/1xx  blockade. While this is more an oversight then a bug, it gave kind of an interesting result. Since the call was placed on the "new" AT&T network (goes via ex-SBC/Bellsouth LD equipment), a DMS-250 decided this was a bad thing, and gave me a recording instead.

 

Also, a friend also gave me a recording of OSPS losing it's mind a while back. Usually dialing 101-0288-00 isn't a big deal; the extra zero is stripped out. But for whatever reason, the DMS-10 handling the call wasn't setup to do this, so the OSPS switch decided to go completely off it's rocker and give them an emergency call failure recording instead.

 

Sorry about the EWSD recording, by the way. The voice modem I had with me was the best option, and it kinda screwed up the sound of going offhook.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:33 AM

EWSD, DCO and GTD-5EAX switches are strange animals compared to 5ESS and DMS type switches. When we had something called pay phones (remember those?) it was fun going to places you've never been and explore these strange beasts. But now it's almost impossible to experiment.



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 05:19 AM

EWSD, DCO and GTD-5EAX switches are strange animals compared to 5ESS and DMS type switches.

 

You don't even have to look that far - try using a DMS-100 configured by Qwest sometime, they can be pretty strange.

 

It'd be nice if DECT base stations could help pick up where payphones left off. Especially now; there's a sudden very serious concern for privacy, and aggressive telco bundling at the same time. There could be demand for a network of public base stations. The implications of letting someone have at your phone line - spare or otherwise are pretty strong though. Still, it sounds like a great improvement over COCOTs, right? I can't count how many times a Protel phone has refused to dial a 958/959 number normally.


Edited by ThoughtPhreaker, 27 July 2013 - 05:39 AM.





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