Kayara

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  1. GV has also taken away the "fake" ring, and now does not supervise until GV answers. This is cool for those who don't want to waste minutes, but not so cool if you want to check your google voicemail from another phone. I used to press star during the old "fake" ring and enter my access code. Not anymore. I still get a "fake" ring when making an outgoing GV call however, and still cannot get through to a number that doesn't answer.
  2. I wonder how widely-used ZRTP from ZPhone really is. As for PSTN security, the likelihood of someone clipping on to my specific PSTN line (or that of the recipient) at the exact moment I send the sensitive data is very low. My concern is that with VOIP-to-PSTN (or PSTN-to-VOIP) traffic, the VOIP side of things would be more vulnerable since it goes through the public Internet. Still, there's something to be said for the idea that intercepting VOIP traffic might require more skill and different resources than, say, intercepting email traffic on the Internet (excluding open wifi). Perhaps I trust VOIP less because it is newer technology. Most businesses openly talk about their https, SSL-encrypted Web sites, but say nothing about their phone calls and fax security practices.
  3. Some servers, such as 2600, do not support the x flag. You could try looking for a free bnc (like PSYBNC) account or shell account, or run your own BNC or VPN. That way, when you connect to IRC through one of these services, the IP of the bouncer or shell provider will be displayed, instead of your IP. Those random strings replacing the IP are called vhosts. Some servers suport them; some do not. Ask an IRC operator on your server of choice.
  4. How secure is VOIP-to-PSTN traffic? For example, if I send a fax to someone's VOIP number, what security practices do VOIP companies have in place to protect conidentiality? Does anyone have any educational resources?
  5. Damn, you dial so fast that I'll actually have to use the computer to figure out what the heck you dialed, maybe throw it into soundforge or something "more than 99" lol is that a joke? I recognize that voice from the Laser Voicemail platform, mainly because they've had issues with creating boxes and I kept hearing that recording.
  6. While we're at it, is there any way to generate tones or tone sequences to be used to dial an iPhone? I think the iPhone touchscreen dialpad sucks.
  7. 212-757-9901: old New York Telephone message 973-230-6014: silly message from Cablevision followed by an odd IVR prompt
  8. Technically, I'm not sure I'm supposed to just give out conference numbers, but it won't take much to simply look through the thread names on this very forum for indications of a conference. I use the lo-fi theme because I get more thread titles on a page that way.
  9. It seems that if I block caller ID when calling GV, I can call many toll free numbers including 800-555-tell, but not MCI or 800 operator. When I call the ANAC (804) 222-1111 mentioned above, I get "000-0000". If I dial my GV without blocking caller ID, I can again call MCI's ANAC, and also dial 800 operator. the 804 ANAC then reads off the last seven digits of my GV number. Also, if I instead dial the 804 ANAC directly, dialing *67 does not change the announcement of the seven-digit phone number.
  10. I like the service, although for some reason I can't seem to make phone calls directly from the phone I designated as primary. I have to set up the numbers I want to call as contacts in my account instead, and have zenofon assign direct-dial phone numbers for them. This is rather annoying if I want to, say, use the service for scanning. I really hope this limitation will go away if I purchase an account. Also, does anyone know if you can pay by Paypal, or what the minimum recharge amount is? My understanding is that the minutes expire in 6 months, so I really don't want the minutes too high. Has anybody given Zenofon their credit card info yet? Any problems? Finally, in the FAQ, Zenofon explains that the $100 per minute rates are designed so that the call won't go through, and to stop "fraudsters" from dialing certain numbers.
  11. When I was little, I had a cordless phone--a very cheap one at that. When I held down the flash button, I usually heard static, but sometimes, I could pick up people's conversations. I'm sure this had more to do with the airwaves than the PSTN, but still fun for a kid. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately), I never heard anything more exciting than two old biddies talking about how to make their Italian dinner.
  12. Rather by accident, I found some cool Cablevision/Optimum Voice numbers. Optimum Voice Research and Operations: 516-803-9333 and 516-803-9797 Customer Service Reps Direct: 631-846-4600 Technical Support Reps Direct: 631-846-4601
  13. Bump! It'd suck to see this project die. I just sent in a scan, with some numbers that Decoder had posted a few years back on this forum. I'm also working on a UK scan. Also, I know some people had scan sites that aren't up anymore, but if people still have those scans, maybe we could update them and post them to Scanaday.
  14. I started a thread about DIDs, and I think the information in that thread would help you a lot. The only problem is that I couldn't also fit "and Ordinary Phones" in the title. Are prisoners allowed to dial toll free numbers and/or local phone numbers without calling collect? Thanks.
  15. Hi folks, Due to recent posts on the forums, I thought it would be cool to bring together the information folks have already posted about getting inbound phone numbers which forward elsewhere, and create a place where people could share experiences. I, for one, have had lots of experience with IPKall's free inbound Washington State phone numbers. I've had several callers conferenced in successfully by forwarding the number to a sip URI without a lot of audio break-up, though there is definitely *some* packet loss, especially in ThoughtPhreaker's experience. They support both SIP and IAX. They don't have call forwarding to PSTN numbers, but one could easily sign up with a VOIP provider that provides call forwarding, and have their URI forwarded to their landline or mobile phone number, provided they don't mind the extra VOIP link (which could cause some extra delay or packet loss, but hey, it's free). As an added bonus, IPKall even passes blocked caller ID! Les.net offers local and toll free numbers that can be forwarded to either ordinary phones or directly to your computer through SIP/H323/IAX. Currently, their toll-free plans aren't entirely clear about how many channels are offered, so maybe someone else could share that information. Their local DID plans allow you to purchase a DID in many areas of the U.S., Canada, and many other countries. For example, the U.S. inbound phone numbers have a $3.99-a-month plan for unlimited incoming calls, with two simultaneous callers, or a $0.99-a-month plan with per-minute charges and four simultaneous callers. Flowroute.com offers only U.S. DIDs, and they also have several rate plans to choose from. You can choose to purchase single DIDs, or blocks of 20 DIDs. Also similar to les.net, FlowRoute offers either flat rate inbound calling, or per-minute charges, and flat-rate DIDs are limited to 2 simultaneous callers. Toll free service is also available. Note however that FlowRoute does not support IAX or H323. In addition, you can sign up for free and get $0.25 with which to test FlowRoute's domestic and international outbound calling. After that however, they require a $35 deposit, and I don't see any references to refunding your account if you decide to cancel later. IPComms.net also has a demo. They offer a free DID, which I believe is to a random part of the U.S., with free inbound calling. Check out ThoughtPhreaker's toll free diverter if you want to see an Ipcomms DID in action, delays and all. Ipcomms is a bit over-priced, in my opinion, and their rates are right on their main page. In addition, they do not mention supporting IAX or H323.