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  1. is preparing for vacation

  2. I honestly don't know for sure if any cell phone numbers would have consumer data available, but I don't see why not.
  3. Interesting process of elimination strategy you have there... Default Radio is cursed. Let it rest in peace and try listening to many of the other (internet) radio shows out there. Maybe sometime in the not-too-distant future there can be a revival method, but don't bother thinking about it for a while.
  4. Your satirical humor tends to be quite humorous, but sadly many people probably didn't even catch on to it, and took that comment seriously. Also the black box truly is useless nowadays. I must strongly disagree with you. Rather than go into a long explanation, I'll just say that old phreaking techniques are still possible/plausible, and proof has been shown. There's simply a smaller amount of activity with the "old skool." Someone stole my name as well, and decided to make this red boxing textfile on the very same site. Seems to make a lot of sense though; I can't argue. Let me also comment that VoIP is just the evolution of phreaking, though a lot of it has also fucked up the great telephone network we used to have. It also spawned a lot of noobs who call themselves "phreakers" because they can write code for Asterisk.
  5. I think your avatar is way too intimidating for someone to get the balls to ask! I mean, that could be a bomb or scare device you have there! ...then again, someone could go to a site like and find many payphone numbers all conveniently organized without needing to ask.
  6. I'm too lazy to find the links to some of my old payphone related posts, but I've explained a lot about the topic if you want to do the searching. Both hybrid payphones, as well as most COCOTs have an internal modem for many purposes. Most are programmed to answer incoming calls with the modem after one ring to try and receive data from a main server dialing in to update firmware (polling), as well as to prevent people like you from getting free incoming calls, rather than paying to make the outgoing calls. The Verizon hybrid payphones in particular have the firmware programmed to answer with the message, "Incoming calls restricted." The line status is also often programmed by the telco to restrict incoming calls from ever even reaching the payphone. That's when you get an intercept recording (error) telling you it's not available for incoming calls. When I was younger I used to use the ringback code to ring the line back and faintly hear the restricted message or carrier tone. Not that it's illegitimate or anything, it was just cool to play with at the time and helped me learn how everything worked.
  7. I'm just going to add a couple things. The Orange Box isn't true Caller-ID spoofing. It's simply software that produces the same (audio) data that gets sent to a Caller-ID device over the telephone network. True Caller-ID spoofing changes the Calling Party Number (CPN) that gets sent from the switch, which is what Caller-ID is derived from. This allows the Caller-ID to display whatever you wish before the party answers the call. Also, Spoofcard itself uses VoIP and the Asterisk PBX. It's just been programmed for commercial use to consumers in a calling card format. As legitimate as all of this is, common sense will tell you not to use Caller-ID spoofing for illegitimate purposes. Take extra care with Spoofcard too, because the company has been through a lot of controversy and abuse...
  8. It's not as if anyone needs to ask permission anyway lol. Any of the participants can just go ahead and bridge into a Skype conf regardless. I suppose you guys should talk that amongst yourselves.
  9. *Tr0n 3-ways in a milliwatt* *Tr0n 3-ways in a tone sweep*
  10. I presume you are referring to many service providers' free Mobile-to-Mobile minutes. However I fail to see how the Caller-ID and/or CPN of a Google Voice number, which belongs to a non-mobile phone, could make a call free. The only circumstance I can think of is if the thousand-block falls within an exchange that belongs to the same (or permitted) carrier (e.g., Google Voice number in a Verizon exchange calls another Verizon number). In that case, it's possible that it would fool the network into thinking it's Mobile-to-Mobile without a LNP lookup. Portability has changed things greatly.
  11. This person should have been banned by now. Posts like that bring the wrong attention to the good, ethical people out in this community/forum. Nobody is impressed by your childish and destructive text. No one wants to call a bunch of numbers that anyone can create themselves either. How about you grow up and stop associating with a bunch of criminals who do nothing but bring serious problems to the hacking/phreaking scenes.
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  13. ANACs are the best way to determine what's being passed, and if anything changes for every phone call. Somehow I doubt this has anything to do with the Charge Number (CN) compared to the Calling Party Number (CPN), unless it only relies on the CN and completely ignores the CPN. It's also more likely that the ANI II (Class of Service) was the problem. Keep in mind that CN is spoofed to the same number as the CPN when the CN is a FAIL (i.e. only an NPA), and the call crosses carriers' networks (i.e. AT&T to Global Crossing). NuFone used to spoof CN because it was set to just '517'. I've used ChaCha before via texting, but I never tried calling the phone number. I just assumed it relied on the CPN to text you an answer. What a lot of people forget is that there are A LOT of phone numbers and services that offer to text you something based on the number you are calling from. For example, much like there are thousands of those "Call the chat line at..." numbers by Pilgrim Telephone with that annoying advertisement, there are now thousands of these newer numbers that tell you to press ANY button to receive a text message with information for "a new service." If you call one of the numbers from a non-cell phone you'll instead get a simulated reorder/busy tone. Services like Tellme and those free directory assistance numbers (i.e. Goog411) also offer to text you information as well. In all of these cases, spoofing could be used to have text messages sent to any phone. My favorite service that could text you was 411 Song, where you call 1-866-411-SONG and hold your phone up to a speaker and play a song. Then it would text you back with the name and artist. Very practical, but another example where spoofing could be applied.
  14. Thanks for clearing that up Seal, it's surprising that they did sequential dialing to non-POTS numbers. All telemarketing calls I've ever received on a cell phone were obtained from consumer/spam data, often times being from the person who formerly had the telephone number. I read through that article you posted; seems that not all of their business practices can legally be considered a scam. However calling a cell phone, VoIP line, or number on the Do Not Call list should still be against the law. Therefore taking legal action must be an effective option for at least those reasons alone. You'd need to have a good argument against their deceptive advertising and telemarketing as well. There are other companies that use such deception (*cough*Comcast*cough*) and get away with it.
  15. I'm going to play it safe and neither encourage nor discourage grabbing an ANI through call forwarding, due to the ambiguity of trap and trace laws. However, I will comment on the subject. If the company is spoofing a telephone number to your cell phone, especially if using VoIP, then if you receive a type of ANI, it's not going to get you anywhere further. Caller-ID is derived from the Calling Party Number (CPN), which is a SS7 term I think we're all familiar with at this point. The only hope would be if you could receive the Charge Number (CN), since that is sometimes a completely different telephone number. However, the CN would show your own telephone number, since it is the number paying for the forwarded call, and therefore the number being charged. So the point is, if you get a telephone number on Caller-ID, that's likely the only number you're going to get. Having the telemarketing company call a completely different number, such as a toll-free (WATS) number, would be a better bet. Plus the FCC makes it clear that your ANI will be received by the called party when calling such numbers, meaning you don't take any legal risks. While I have not read the laws on telemarketing calls in a while, I do recall cell phones being prohibited. I've received my share of telemarketing calls on an old cell phone I used to have. Often times I simply told them to take me off their calling lists, which sometimes solves the problem. It's important to remember that telemarketers, especially with cell phone numbers, receive this contact information from consumer data. That's why you should never give your information when signing up for anything, or at least provide as little as possible in certain circumstances. The same should apply when ordering delivery/takeout, using a discount card at a store, purchasing products at Radioshack, ordering catalogs, books, and magazines, and many other examples I can't think of at the moment. But I must rant further: There are a lot of situations you'll come across where your personal information isn't offered, but rather obtained without your (conscious) consent. An example is when you call a telephone number that receives ANI/Caller-ID, and they store that data along with anything else you give them. In fact, there are a ton of these toll-free numbers that, when called from a cell phone specifically, will tell you that you can sign up for a "new directory assistance service", telling you to press any key on your touch tone cell phone for more information. Pressing any key, even if it's accidental, will send you a text message, and start a spam process with your telephone number! I could give more examples but I think I've made it clear how easy it is to screw yourself. And remember that this collected data goes beyond annoying telemarketing calls and other spam: It takes away your privacy.