nyphonejacks

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  1. Walgreen's just scanned my NYS drivers license for a purchase of cigarettes - with out informing me prior to scanning the ID. I would have denied him the right to scan my ID and would have left the store with out making any purchase. Calling 311 resulted in a long hold time, I guess because there are a ton of fucktards that are calling all scared in anticipation of the stupid fucking hurricane that is supposed to be here tomorrow night. When I finally got someone they said that I had to speak with the DMV about concerns of private companies scanning my drivers license because they are are the agency who issued the ID. The also provided me with a toll free number to file a complaint with pharmacies that I was unable to get through to with my Google Voice number, rang several times then went to a reorder (ANI fail is not working, but is providing a different number than my GV number, so the call should have gone through.) I ended up filing a complaint with 1-800-WALGREENS. I was told that someone would get back in touch with me in about 2 days, but they just called me back now from possibly a cell phone.. (although it is possible it was a VoIP line or something since the thousand block he called from is associated with a CLEC) http://www.telcodata.us/search-area-code-exchange-detail?npa=347&exchange=856 but all other thousand blocks in that NPA-Nxx are cell providers. They claim that the ID scan is only used for age verification, and the information is not even stored on their servers at all. I find his response very difficult to swallow, or believe. If they put the technology in place to scan customers ID cards then why would they not store as much information about the person they are scanning as possible to build a database of customer habits. The person at the register told me something like "I do not believe in conspiracy theories" when I flipped out at him for scanning my ID with out even informing me that he was going to do so. So far I have not had a chance to get this to work, but there is software that will decode the information on the back of your license http://www.turbulence.org/Works/swipe/barcode.html I tried taking a photo of the back of my license from the webcam built into my netbook, as well as attempted to take a photo from my blackberry. Neither would scan, so I might have to pull the all-in-one out of the closet during the hurricane and trying to scan it with that to see what information is available on the bar-code.
  2. T-Mobile? That doesn't make too much sense, T-Mobile (and its predecessors VoiceStream and Omnipoint) never operated analog networks. Matter of fact, neither did Sprint. T-Mo and Sprint were all digital from their inceptions. my first cell phone was an omnipoint "flip" phone... the flip was just a small plastic piece that covered the numbers when flipped closed... around 1996 or so....
  3. trainphones.nyphonejacks.com this project was done a few years ago when i was still using the subway to commute to work.. I listed all the numbers that i obtained as well as photographs of (mostly) nyc subway payphones.. most numbers were obtained by ANI but some were taken from sticker on phone, usually if there was no dial tone... verizon got out of the payphone business around the time that this project was going on so some of the phones were verizon phones on that site and some were after from whatever company bought their payphone business.. not sure if the info or payphone directories on that site are useful for whatever you are trying to do, or if they are even relevant any longer..
  4. not here..
  5. hey! I like my 2500...
  6. lol... true, I don't really have much experience with them.... and most of my experience with other ISPs is on business class service, which usually has its own phone number and CSR agents with usually faster response times then residential service.. I guess its like me trying to argue with the Verizon FiOS tech support people because I don't use their shit router/modem that they can not troubleshoot issues with my home internet connection
  7. have you tried to call them to see if they will bridge it from their end?
  8. yup, if a modem is properly bridged if you run a traceroute then you shouldn't get the modem as the 2nd hop... if a modem is not truly bridged then a traceroute will give your router as the first hop, then the modem as the second hop... been a while since i saw a surfboard out in the wild.. most of the motorola modems that I have seen lately are 4 port modems that optimum online generally only provides for static IP customers.. Sorry I can't give much help with comcast, as most of my knowledge/experience is with TWC, Optimum (cablevision), Verizon Fios and DSL... With TWC some modems you are able to bridge directly with the GUI, but the easiest method is to just call them up and have them put the modem into bridge mode - it is best to keep them on the phone and for you to test before you hang up with them because occasionally they will not do this properly, and/or certain modems do not properly bridge With Optimum, they are generally bridged already because they do not generally use combo router/modem devices and give you a shit "smart router" that is not really compatible with SIP so I generally remove these as soon as I arrive at a customer With Verizon DSL, most modems are able to be placed into bridge mode under the "networks" settings in the GUI, however I have come across at least one combo router/modem that is not capable of being placed into bridge mode (sorry forgot brand/model), I usually replace those modems right away. With FiOS, since most my customers are business customers with out TV services I replace the shit actiontec routers they install. The modem needs to be connected to the ONT via CAT5/6 and not coax/RG6. Log into the GUI, release the DHCP lease, then remove the router and connect the new router. Without releasing the DHCP lease you will not get an IP, supposedly after the lease expires the new router should pick up an IP, but who has around 2 hours to sit around and wait? When they have TV services I just disable SIP ALG and hope for the best, some customers will experience VoIP issues with the actiontec while others seem to either not have any problems, or do not report any problems to us. *(I know this information isn't relevant or helpful to YOUR situation, but perhaps will help someone else using one of these services, sorry I couldn't be of more help)
  9. the surfboard isn't automatically in bridge mode? I dont recall those being all in one router/modems... thought they were already transparent bridged out of the box.. but dont think they are DOCSIS 3.0 or whatever the latest version is, so speed would likely suffer... what if you factory reset the modem that they gave you and tried to put it into bridge mode before reconecting the rg6? or would whatever they push down the line undo any changes you have done to the modem config? EDIT: static IP may be your only option for effectively eliminating a double NAT by using your own router behind their modem...
  10. AFAIK you can't bridge comcast.. Comcast isn't available in the NYC area, but we do have customers outside of NYC that have comcast, and even trying to call them to bridge the modems has been either hit-or-miss or completely unsuccessful, although this is mostly going off of the guy in my office who does most of our remote support... I think (although i may be mistaken, being overworked as I have been) that I may have tried to bridge their modems with the GUI. I am sure that if you buy your own modem instead of using the one that they provide you you should be able to bridge it. I have come across DSL modems that were not able to be bridged, as well as TWC modems that were not able to be put into bridge mode, or not able to REALLY be put into a bridge mode... if a modem is bridged, as in a real transparent bridge the ISP DHCP leases should be binded to the routers MAC address not the modems MAC address..
  11. at least in my area TWC will give out MULTIPLE public IP addresses from a DHCP cable modem if you bridge it.. I have many customers who have physically isolated networks, different routers, switches, wiring, connected to the same bridged TWC modem and each modem gets a separate public IP and the modem is not included in a traceroute.. also ISP DHCP leases are usually binded to your MAC address... so many times rebooting your router/modem/ont is not going to get you a new IP, but if you change the MAC address of the router after you reboot all of these things then you should get a new IP... keep in mind, with FiOS you MUST release your IP in the routers GUI under the WAN settings before connecting a device with a different MAC, or changing your MAC..
  12. my "main" cell phone is a sprint phone with google voice integration... so basically my calls all route thru google voice.. i wanted a back up phone for when sprint service is non-existant, and/or my battery is dead so instead of getting ONE phone, I ended up getting TWO... one is on verizon's network via tracfone.. one is on at&t as a gophone... I had to use a non-smartphone imei to activate the phone to get the 10c per min plan without data, they claim you can not get the 10c/min plan or the $2 unlimited daily plan with a smart phone, but this isn't true. When I log into my account it knows I have a smartphone on their network and it implicitly states that I must use wi-fi only with my plan, which is fine with me. on to my question.... is there anything anyone is aware of that might be interesting on the different networks to explore?
  13. nevermind...
  14. I just installed Tomato yesterday, replacing ddwrt... it is a fuck ton better.. my 5ghz radio works again, and speed tests from wifi with ddwrt were half what i am now getting with tomato on the 2.4ghz radio (my laptop apparently can not pick up the 5ghz signal.) I was going thru the clients in the router and I found an unidentified client... I was able to ping this IP I ran a port scan, all ports closed I ran Fing.. it did not find this IP on my LAN. I disconnected all of my wired clients... still able to ping I connected my laptop with a patch cord and shut down wifi... still able to ping... mother fucker turns out it was showing me the IP and MAC for my laptop. I looked up the MAC before going thru all of this and it showed Inventec Corp, never fucking heard of them so I thought it was some cheap ass knock off tablet or something, not my cheap ass Toshiba laptop.. I understand the need to have different IP addresses for wired and wireless NICs on my PC... I understand that the "connected devices" table in my router is actually an IP reservation table that may show "connected devices" until the lease expires... but why the fuck was I constantly able to ping the LAN IP address of my laptop, even when it was not connected... it even continued to return pings while I did an ipconfig/release in a different command prompt window... (originally I was starting to write a post asking for help identifying this device, I happened to figure out that it was the LAN IP of my laptop just as I started writing the topic title, but since it confused the shit out of me I figured might as well finish the post, and maybe someone can enlighten me as to why my computer was able to remember its wired LAN IP address (set to DHCP) when it was not connected to anything.... even when I had wifi off and before i connected the LAN cable - and did an ipconfig/release...... )
  15. seems to be something within the computer itself, since it appears to continue to reply to pings when nothing else is connected.. seems like strange behavior... I originally thought there was some rogue device on my network since i kept the same SSID and WPA2 password I thought maybe someone figured out that my wifi password is just two curse words that could actually make sense as a sentence lol... Guess it is cached somewhere within the computer itself as "remembering" its other IP.. just seemed strange to me once I identified what it was... now I guess its onto how, or why...
  16. I know locally to me many test numbers / recordings are within the nxx-99xx range
  17. Thanks for the credit, but scratchytcarrier brought up autovon and ABCD tones, I was just piggybacking off of what he said and offering a place to easily get those tones onto an andriod phone... I mostly use that ToneDef app on my phone when installing doorphones, or "breaking into" my customers locations usually when the ATA for the doorphone loses registration...
  18. ToneDef is a pretty awesome app that gives you a tone dialer, with A B C D as well as bluebox and redbox tones https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bytestemplar.tonedef&hl=en
  19. a few years back i was using a pay-per-minute net10 phone, which was great because you could see your balance directly on the display, and you weren't billed for unsuped calls, so i would easily be able to tell what calls had supe and what ones didnt... there ARE recordings on supervised lines, I came across some when i was scanning around in the past... so you might just be getting those...
  20. you are missing out on a LOT by going thru google voice/hangouts...
  21. legitimately.... if the subscriber had call forward ultra feature added on their line. I believe the first time this is set up needs to be done from the BTN http://www.verizon.com/support/residential/phone/homephone/calling+features/ultra+forward-call+ability/questions+and+answers/96598.htm EDIT: Yea.. repair does not like to forward lines unless the commitment is a day or two away.. and they will run a line test on the line...
  22. I haven't checked in on the forum for a while... I have a 4 track MD recorder that uses multi-track MiniDiscs... it no longer reads the disc(s) that I have, and was wondering what if anything can be done to recalabrate the lens. Its been sitting in the top shelf of my closet for a while (had it since the end of the 90s), I took it down last summer to fuck around with it when I discovered that it no longer read discs... If you think you might be able to help. Just did a google image search and it looks like its this one Sony MDM-X4, but I could always pull it down from the top shelf of the closet if someone thinks they can help me figure out how to get it running again..
  23. I guess for an educational point of view if you wanted to mess around with this hardware... but being that they have been discontinued for so long, you can probably get one rather cheaply... the VoIP provider i work for has a stack of these in the back room that we only hold on to for some of our legacy customers who have not yet been switched over to our newer SIP servers.. basically the only thing worse than a 7960 is a 7960 running on SIP flashing the chip on the device is currently beyond my knowledge of this device... and being that it is a useless pile of shit in my opinion i do not see me ever wanting to attempt to figure it out with this hardware... sorry i could not be of more assistance
  24. how do you figure it is corrupted? you can factory reset the phone by holding down the pound key while you power cycle the phone, then it will say something like "factory reset key sequence detected" (going from memory actual wording might be slightly different) then you would press 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 * 0 # and the phone will factory reset these phones have been discontinued a LONG time ago.. and in my opinion they are shit, they suck so bad, especially when you use them for SIP... they work a little better when used with Cisco's proprietary SCSP protocol if you want to stay with cisco i would recommend getting a SPA508g or SPA504g.. but any polycom would be better in my opinion, you can always check the MAC of the device from the status screen if you do not believe that it is the same as on the sticker (or you could always scan your network to find the mac address of the device) how's the back flap, i guarantee the spring inside of it is broken and will not hold the phone up any longer... not only was the software of these phones shit, but the build quality was shit as well...
  25. overnight in a Ramada hotel.. they have an Inn Phone D520-ap on the night stand.. have to dial 9 to get an outside line room to room is just dialing the room number.. only has 2 floors.. phone says i can dial 0 for an emergency.. they also have open WiFi the public IP that I am getting is 208.125.100.179 There are only 5 devices connected to the network, 3 are mine, one is a Officejet 6500 E710n-z, and the other one is a HP MSM760 The printer is wide open, no password protection at all.. not sure that is a good thing... the other device is password protected.. I really do not want to mess on their network.. guess there are no other guests using the WiFi at the moment... would prefer to explore the phone system in the room if there is anywhere someone thinks would be interesting... EDIT:OK there is nothing else on the network because there are not many guests here... its a pretty shit town...