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About AsteriskPhreak

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  1. Evan Doorbell has an account on Twitter (evandoorbell). This post has been up for a while: I did have Email contact with Mark about a year ago. Also, he is on Twitter (phonetrips) and tweets almost every day. AsteriskPhreak
  2. From my IPhone, 710-982-2303 gets a different tone (sounds somewhat like low tone) after just a few seconds, then the same request to enter a PIN when dialing something.
  3. 710-982-2303 Takes a long time (over 30 seconds) to go through. When it finally goes through, a standard dial tone comes on. If you dial anything, it asks for a PIN. If you do not dial within about 5 seconds it hangs up. AsteriskPhreak
  4. Sure there will always be recorded announcements available by phone. But isn't most of what is interesting the special equipment that was used to allow large numbers of people to connect to these services? Up until a couple of years ago, the National Weather Service did the recordings for the main weather number in Faribanks, AK. I had been calling this since the late 80's. They then announced that the "same information" is available on an automated 800 weather number (where all conditions, forecasts, etc. are read by a machine). It was a pain for people to call this though because the menus went very deep. After being out of service less than a year, Alascom picked up the service, at its old number. It now has an automated temperature readout, followed by a brief local forecast. 907 452 3553 AsteriskPhreak
  5. So can someone outline the steps that are actually taking place here? My guess is something like this: 1. Local carrier tries to connect to remote number, through other long-distance carrier. 2. Remote signals, through SS7, that the call cannot be routed this way. But it passes audio meanwhile anyway? 3. Local carrier tries next LD carrier since that one did not work. 4. Once all carriers have been tried, local exchange gives up and plays a recording such as "all circuits busy". I have a DID number to my Asterisk PBX. Is there any way it could cause it to send a similar signal? My guess is no, since my protocol is SIP and it does not change to SS7 until it leaves the DID provider? AsteriskPhreak
  6. Interesting. I take it the condition is that the call cannot be completed though a particular carrier? AT&T cellular makes two attempts and cuts me off. CallWithUs and Verizon landline each make several dozen attempts. Verizon eventually ends with the "all circuits are busy now" recording. I notice the voice is somewhat muffled on most of the attempts, but a few of them sound particularly clear. I guess there is really that much difference in the quality between carriers?
  7. I'm getting an interesting response by dialing the following number from different types of phone line 757-485-9999 From AT&T cellular, it tells me that "you are not allowed to call this type of number" (but I can call other numbers in the same exchange with no problems). From a SIP provider, I get a long delay followed by a reorder. From a landline I get an immediate reorder (sounds local, but not sure). Any ideas what this is? AsteriskPhreak
  8. Another interesting thing I have noticed about CallWithUs is that if you don't hang up after a call disconnects, its sometimes possible to get a timeout from the remote system where the call enters the landline system. I've gotten the "If you'd like to make a call, please hang up and try it again", and the off-hook alarm tone, all over VOIP! Makes me wonder if you might be able to get a dial tone as well, though I've never been able to do it. AsteriskPhreak
  9. Supposedly all international calls have been shut out. Has anyone tried calling? Might be interesting to see what happens. I assume some sort of "all circuits are busy now" recording. In the US, I've heard recordings that are fairly descriptive in the past (from AT&T) saying such things as: "Due to the earthquake/hurricane/flood/emergency situation in the area you are calling...." AsteriskPhreak
  10. I've been using them for a year or so over asterisk. I've occasionally had problems reaching Hawaii, as well as some somewhat exotic international destinations (i.e. I have to dial a few times before the call goes through), but other than that they have worked just fine for me. One good thing about is that they allow me to pass ANI. That way I can set the ANI to my landline number (for example) so others know who is calling them. AsteriskPhreak
  11. Was going through some of my asterisk recordings from last June and ran across this interesting number. Confirmed it is still giving the same response tonight. 907 372 9999 in Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska When you call it, you hear what sounds like a bunch of unrelated recording segments pasted together. "SIT 3 2 1 hang up now. Please hang up. The number you are trying to reach is off. It will remain off - is now on - is now off. Please read the instruction card. For emergencies, please hang up and try again later - at midnight."
  12. Good stuff. I have a question and a comment. When a given CO serves multiple exchanges, is there a way to know which of those exchanges the announcement (and presumably other nearby test numbers) will be in, short of dialing them all? I don't believe there is, but just thought I would check. I hear *67 being dialed at the beginning of each call. If the purpose of this is to block caller id, I question the usefulness of this. I believe that dialing *67 just sets a flag saying not to display your caller id, but it still gets passed and recorded AFAIK. Of course, one can always use a VOIP or other service that does not pass caller ID (or better yet, lets you set whatever caller id you wish). Incidentally, I did try 9901 and 9902 for the exchanges in my CO (I am also served by Verizon NY, but in the 716 NPA). For one of the exchanges 9901, I get "Welcome to Verizon!" and instructions to press different touch tones depending whether I want repair, busy verification, etc. I doubt that this is a "main" public number, given that my CO is a WECO 5ESS Remote located a ways from the main office. AsteriskPhreak
  13. Okay thanks ThoughtPhreaker. Sorry about the Fairbanks sup test. When I dialed this on the day I made the original post, I was getting silence on the call for each of several tries. But apparenly, the reason it was silen t was that my calls were not going through. I tried the number again now and I do get a person answering. I tried the 907-541 test (Bettles AK). I can clearly hear a 2600 chirp on each on-hook. So I assume there is a 2600-controlled trunk in the route to Bettles somewhere. I hear "low tone" between on-hooks after a few seconds. With 907-452, I only hear the low tone cycling after a few seconds. So presumably this shows that a change in supervision state does not make any sound, but also does not disconnect me right away. Indeed, if I call my own landline with the same carrier I am able to hang up the landline briefly (up to a couple of seconds) and then pick the phone back up without losing the call. Back in the late 70s, I know in what is now the 757 area code, all test numbers ended in 99XX. Supervision test was either 9971, 9999, or both depending if the exchange was ESS, Crossbar 5, or just converted to ESS. Today, I see the 99XX numbers are still test numbers (I hear milliwatts, office test mail boxes, etc.). But there appear to be no more sup tests, or else they are different numbers in the test range and just sound different enough that I don't recognize them as sup tests. The 9971 numbers have a "not in service" AIS with number readback. The 9999 numbers tend to have various recordings depending on exchange. These recordings include "you must first dial 1", "your call did not go through", etc. AsteriskPhreak
  14. I don't hear much about supervision tests anymore. A number I have for supervision test in Fairbanks, AK (a DMS100 system) is the following: 907-452-1103 Dialing this just sounds like an open line. AsteriskPhreak
  15. Interesting topic. I'm not having any luck listening to the files though. Neither Windows Visa nor Ubuntu Linux give me any options besides saving them. I searched for "cdxa" and it seems to be some sort of video format, not audio? AsteriskPhreak