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  1. UPDATE: Select Raw Audio now available. An anonymous benefactor has been supplying me with a large number of prerecorded phone calls to NANPA toll-free numbers. I've toyed around with the idea of releasing these publicly, and decided that, because I'm not the one actually making the recordings, no harm should come of it. (crosses fingers) I am not sure of the quality or accuracy of this data, but it appears to be legit. The 7zip compressed files are available under the "Raw Audio" section at These files are publicly available to all, with no obligation, but I would encourage everyone to adopt an exchange. I'm kind of disappointed at the low level of participation in this project, so hopefully these new audio files will help encourage people to jump in. I will continue to add recordings to the site if/as the benefactor continues to provide them to me.
  2. This will be available eventually.
  3. Does that randomize the callerid?
  4. I'm working on a regular spoofer that will allow this, but I cannot afford to eat the costs. I plan on charging very tiny bitcoin amounts (under cost in most cases) for access. I will post here when it is operational.
  5. Introducing the Toll-Free Anonymizer Due to concerns of blowback from participants of the World Wide Wardial Project, I decided to make a "telephone condom" for those who wish to explore the depths of in-WATS. The Anonymizer is a very simple diverter service, which provides dialtone for placing US toll-free calls. What makes this service special is that every call is automatically placed with a completely random Caller*ID. The Anonymizer takes an exhaustive list of valid US npa-nxx pairs, and couples them with a random 4-digit subscriber number, to create a valid-looking Caller*ID associated with a random city somewhere in America. Only valid in-service exchanges from the 50 US states are used. This service combines a free DID from IPKall with Toll-Free termination from Alcazar Networks. Because of these free services, this system does not cost me anything to operate, and I invite anyone to use it, as much as you like. By using this system, you agree to obey all applicable laws. To use this service, simply dial: 1-425-606-3712 At the dialtone, enter your US toll-free number, including the country code (1): 1-8xx-nxx-xxxx Your anonymous call will then immediately connect. Once the dial-sequence has been completed, my server will remove itself from the data-stream by remotely bridging the SIP connections between IPKall and Alcazar, providing a crystal-clear call experience. If you have access to an Anonymous SIP client such as Ekiga, you can use this service by placing calls directly to my server, using a SIP URI such as: This entire system is beautifully simplistic, and the pertinent parts of the source code are as follows: ; Toll-Free Anonymizerexten => 14256063712,1,Goto(tollfree,disa,1)exten => _1800NXXXXXX,1,Goto(tollfree,${EXTEN},1)exten => _1822NXXXXXX,1,Goto(tollfree,${EXTEN},1)exten => _1833NXXXXXX,1,Goto(tollfree,${EXTEN},1)exten => _1844NXXXXXX,1,Goto(tollfree,${EXTEN},1)exten => _1855NXXXXXX,1,Goto(tollfree,${EXTEN},1)exten => _1866NXXXXXX,1,Goto(tollfree,${EXTEN},1)exten => _1877NXXXXXX,1,Goto(tollfree,${EXTEN},1)exten => _1880NXXXXXX,1,Goto(tollfree,${EXTEN},1)exten => _1881NXXXXXX,1,Goto(tollfree,${EXTEN},1)exten => _1882NXXXXXX,1,Goto(tollfree,${EXTEN},1)exten => _1883NXXXXXX,1,Goto(tollfree,${EXTEN},1)exten => _1884NXXXXXX,1,Goto(tollfree,${EXTEN},1)exten => _1885NXXXXXX,1,Goto(tollfree,${EXTEN},1)exten => _1886NXXXXXX,1,Goto(tollfree,${EXTEN},1)exten => _1887NXXXXXX,1,Goto(tollfree,${EXTEN},1)exten => _1888NXXXXXX,1,Goto(tollfree,${EXTEN},1)exten => _1889NXXXXXX,1,Goto(tollfree,${EXTEN},1)[tollfree]exten => disa,1,Answer()exten => disa,n,DISA(no-password,tollfree)exten => _1NXXNXXXXXX,1,Set(CALLERID(all)=${CURL(})exten => _1NXXNXXXXXX,n,Dial(SIP/${EXTEN} The Random Caller*ID number is generated by a PHP script located at: The source code for this script is available at: If you find this service useful, I would encourage you to contribute back to the community by adopting an exchange for the World Wide Wardial project.
  6. I'm going to be working on a free anonymizer service that will allow people to call toll-free numbers with a randomly-assigned caller-id value. This should help with people who are concerned about callbacks or other blowback from this project. UPDATE: I've setup a toll-free anonymizer service. See this thread for more information. Also, I setup a simple form for volunteers to complete. From now on, anyone can just fill out the form to request an exchange. Volunteer Exchange Request Form
  7. I've added the three exchanges: 1-405-222-xxxx: Chickasha, OK1-405-297-xxxx: Oklahoma City, OK1-906-524-xxxx: L'Anse, MIThese are now in the public directory available at Please PM or email me with the google account you would like me to provide edit-access to. Be sure to register a new account in an alias if you do not want your name attached to the project. Michael.R.Wally [at]
  8. Choose ANY exchange, worldwide. Just let me know what you want. and I will set it up.
  9. I thought about this very thing for a long time before I announced this project. I've been planning this forever -- since the late 90's -- but the needed technology, to do it right, was never (practically) available until recently. The most-recent plan was the aforementioned database-backed site, where volunteers would enter the information into the SQL database directly (using the editor of their choice.) The site would then use a simple set of scripts to display this information, in friendly concise rows, on the site. Export functions would exist (to CSV and others.) This would allow integration into various other projects, and a public API would eventually be developed. After much back-and-forth indecision, I ultimately concluded that I need not reinvent the wheel. Google Docs has a fantastic, robust set of tools that run on pretty much anything. I decided to just make the entire project an organized set of spreadsheets, and invite people to contribute directly using Docs. Because Docs supports fine-grained user-access-controls, live multi-person collaboration, anonymous comments, multi-format exporting, exhaustive revision history, and everything else, it is vastly superior to anything I could hope to ever write. Plus, the spreadsheets display beautifully across any device, are fully searchable & sort-able, and just plain work. As Docs evolves, everything will just continue to work. By using the Google Cloud, we will never face any scaling or compatibility issues. Continuing to support a (hopefully) vast database, as technology advances in ways we have yet to imagine, is just not something I'm interested in doing manually, especially when Google has it all taken care of already. Plus, Docs is free. (That always helps too) Glitch, which exchange would you like to adopt?
  10. We'll take any help we can get. What exchange would you like?
  11. I can create the spreadsheets and provide write access to them, but someone else would need to actually input the data.
  12. The legalities start to get tricky when audio recording comes into play. Also, there are literally billions upon billions of phone numbers in the world, and audio recordings can get out-of-hand quickly. Ultimately, how the volunteers choose to run their scans is really up to them, but I feel that this project is best kept as simple as possible. Most hand-scans of yesteryear were simply short descriptions of what was found for each number, with additional notes where necessary. I feel it is probably best to emulate this method, a tried-and-true tradition. The spreadsheets are setup in such a way as to allow comments from anyone, but edits from assigned people only. I suspect that this comments feature will be very helpful for this project. Should the behavior of a phone number change, commenters can make note of it, but only the assigned volunteer can actually change the main sheet: this should make vandalism and other unruly behavior easier to handle. If volunteers choose to record call audio, this is something I cannot control. However, because of the complex legal implications this raises, this is something I cannot endorse. If this project gathers as much support as I hope it will, we need to take extra special care to do things completely legally, lest we ire those with the ability to shut us down. Please request an exchange assignment. The more people who jump in at the beginning, the more legitimize this project will appear for those who consider joining later.
  13. I am coordinating a worldwide volunteer-based exchange scanning project. This ongoing project intends to catalog all telephone numbers in the world, one exchange at a time. Volunteers are needed to manually hand-scan exchanges and input data into publicly-accessible spreadsheets. This is strictly a philanthropic endeavour, and all information acquired will be freely available to the general public, void of any advertisements or hindrances, on a permanent basis. Volunteers are expected to: Call each telephone number within the assigned exchangeAccurately record detailed notes to the provided spreadsheetComplete their exchange survey within one year of assignmentObey all applicable laws For maximum accessibility and compatibility, the Google Docs platform has been chosen for data entry and organization. Because of this, all volunteers are required to have access to a Google Account. To volunteer, please complete the volunteer exchange request form. Volunteers may request any exchange not already assigned. If you would like to volunteer, but are unable to place phone calls yourself, please contact me, as we have technology available that may make it possible to still contribute. Spreadsheets available @ Michael R. Wally, Coordinator World Wide Wardial Project Michael.R.Wally [at]
  14. Cable companies often have things hiding on undocumented channels, and I sometimes scan around to see what I can find. Typically these are just everyday things such as subscriber's onDemand movies or otherwise uninteresting Wildfeeds. Occasionally more juicy things pop up, like supposedly-private video-conference sessions and other things thought to be unavailable to anyone except their intended recipient(s). A few weeks ago, while alone in a 24-hour Daytona Beach Gym at 4:30am, I stumbled onto a Fedora Login prompt hiding on a very high sub-channel. The quality was awful, as if the signal had been converted from digital to analog, then back to digital. While this could be any number of Linux-based video servers, the sub-channel was 911, a curious number not often used for things of little importance. The only 3 sub channels for 86 were 1, 2, and 911. Until this discovery, I was not even aware that DTV sub-channels went that high. I have no idea what this is, but did find a mention of a similar discovery in Arizona. Does anyone know what this is for? Any speculation?
  15. I tried it from a ReadySIM account, which exclusively uses T-Mobile towers, and I got an error recording, so this may be only for contract customers. Have you any luck decoding the outpulse?