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  1. Well, it turns out that everything I was told previously was wrong. Through several different agents. Over several different months. Somehow. Was told definitively by two different folks at Centurylink today that I definitely could not get service, as Windstream is the incumbent. Soooo... There's the end of that.
  2. I have yet to find a third party that offers services in our area of any kind... Do you know who you go through, and are you at liberty to tell me, so I could take a look for equivalent in my area? My city looks like a largely old Ameritech / current Windstream area, but we're close enough to the service border that they've probably hopped C-Link services over it before. As for the house itself, it's POTS accessible easily enough (Windstream had no problems hooking in). Not really sure, but I can only go by what I've been told. I will say that the installation fees were a bit on the high side ($35) and they weren't able to immediately tell me what my NPA-NXX would be... So that really leads me to believe there's an FX-like setup involved.
  3. I've actually already called... Heh. Once within the last week, and once several months ago. Each time I was told that I could have a POTS (non-digital) line run to my house, even though the site states that I couldn't. I was very specific about the questions I asked, because it seemed odd to meas well that they could jump the border... But everything I've been told says that's possible, seeming without the T1 consideration. I don't have DSL. And yeah, the bundles are usually cheaper... But I also don't want to be paying for services I don't use. Also, I just looked. Essentially bundling the phone and 10Mbps internet gets me... 10 Mbps Internet for $10 a month. Sooooo... Heh.
  4. So I haven't finished the 400-0xx jan yet... BUT I think I've discovered something important... 478-065-1211 ... Once or twice in 10 calls, I actually got through to an operator! So I'm wondering if I might have to go back and start using 1211 for my last 4, as using 0000 on this one seemed to consistently not work. Might ping a few random numbers I've already done with 1211, and see if there's different results.
  5. So, I'm wondering if anyone is currently using CenturyLink non-digital POTS? I'm looking to reduce costs for my play line... Windstream service has been alright, but I find myself not using the unlimited LD enough to justify the $75ish per month. So I'm probably going to drop down to 100 minutes a month (which means I have to hit the conference with GV or Verizon, but I digress...). But this could give me an opportunity to change my provider. I think the pricing would be about the same, but... With CenturyLink, I'm looking at a 3 mile straightline distance from the CO (AVONOHXBRS1) I think I'd be served by to my house (as opposed to a 1.3 mile straightline with Windstream's CO - NRVLOHXA35G). Plus, CenturyLink would (I suppose) technically be an FX line, as Windstream is the standard LEC for my city. Also, I'm comparing the COs... The CenturyLink CO is actually an RSC that homes on a DMS 100 Host further away, as opposed to the Windstream CO being a DMS 100 Host itself. A peek at info for the wirecenters themselves is interesting, too. I know the information might be deprecated, but here's the feature set for the CenturyLink wirecenter where my CO would likely be (http://www.dslreports.com/coinfo/clli/AVONOHXB) versus the Windstream wirecenter (http://www.dslreports.com/coinfo/clli/NRVLOHXA). I think overall I could have more fun (phun?) with the CenturyLink line... But I could be totally reading into it wrong. Help? Heh.
  6. If you call one of those generic CBCAD messages 'still working', then sure, I suppose a lot of these 'still work'! Heh. Unless you're getting something different dialing from your provider? If so, I'd be real curious! Hoping to have the 400 block up sometime in the area of tonight / tomorrow.
  7. Working on a slow jan of the 0xx and 1xx codes (about 374 at last count). I'm using Google Hangouts Dialer because: 1) Anyone should be able to replicate this with Hangouts. 2) My Verizon (cell) and Windstream (home) phones don't seem to allow 0xx / 1xx dials. From the home phone, I have yet to get a CIC / CAC that lets me dial them, either. EDIT: I forgot to say that the results were typical (I called each number a few times), but obviously not guaranteed to be quite the same on each call. So here we go (will edit as I continue the jan): NPA-0XX-0000 (200's) 201-007 CBCAD (CH/SE/TI-001) x3, then occasional Reorder / CBCAD 141-T / 144-T x2 201-032 No Connection 201-040 CBCAD (CH/SE/TI-001) x3, then occasional Reorder 202-040 No Connection 205-029 CBCAD (Southern Accent) x2, then Busy 205-032 Reorder 206-026 Reorder 206-033 Reorder 206-041 CBCAD (Fast Cornbreath) x2, then Reorder 206-047 Reorder 207-091 PSR (Cornbreath?) x3, then Reorder 207-092 PSR (Cornbreath?) x3, then Reorder 208-038 Directory Assistance (Frontier?) 208-045 Reorder 209-032 Reorder 209-052 CBCAD 105-T / 058-T x2 / Reorder (occasional 480Hz only) 209-059 CBCAD (Pat Fleet) x2, then Busy 210-007 Reorder 210-021 CBCAD (Fast?) x2, then Reorder 210-024 CBCAD (Fast?) x2, then Reorder 212-013 No Connection 212-014 No Connection 214-040 CBCAD (Fast?) x3 215-040 No Connection 215-054 No Connection 216-023 CBCAD (Cornbreath?) x2 216-034 CBCAD (Pat Fleet) x2 216-045 Nothing? 217-034 Reorder 217-036 CBCAD 007-T / 033-T x2 219-021 Reorder 225-048 Reorder 228-038 CBCAD 014-T / 035-T x2 229-093 Reorder 239-046 No Connection 251-037 Reorder 252-065 Digital (?) CBCAD (CH/SE/TI-001), then occasional Reorder 254-002 Digital (?) CBCAD (CH/SE/TI-001), then occasional Reorder / CBCAD 061-T / 065-T 254-089 Reorder 256-052 Reorder 270-034 CBCAD 031-T / 086-T x2 281-002 CBCAD 117-T (Male) x2, then occasional Digital (?) CBCAD (CH/SE/TI-001) 281-003 CBCAD, then Reorder 281-043 CBCAD (Echo-y, Houston-2) x2, then Reorder NPA-0XX-0000 (300's) 301-040 No Connection 303-007 CBCAD x2 / Reorder 303-053 CBCAD (Male), 303-3GT (Female), Reorder 303-054 CBCAD (970-GJ-03T) 304-040 No Connection 305-099 No Connection 307-025 CBCAD (Cornbreath?) 307-063 CBCAD (Male) + 085501 (Digitized Female) x2 309-022 CBCAD (Fleet?) x2 309-034 Reorder 309-041 No Connection 310-028 Reorder 310-034 Reorder 312-007 CBCAD x2 / Reorder 312-019 No Connection 312-026 CBCAD x2 / Reorder 313-031 (*) 313-033 CBCAD x4 (cut-off SIT) 314-000 CBCAD x2 / Reorder 314-026 CBCAD x2 314-037 Various CBCADs / Reorder 314-068 CBCAD (31009-V-5 / 30016-V-5) x2, YCDNGT / Reorder / Just Reorder 315-017 No Connection 316-037 CBCAD x3, Reorder 317-021 Ring into reorder 318-054 CBCAD x2 / Reorder 334-029 CBCAD (Southern) x2, Busy 334-034 Various CBCADs / Reorder 334-041 CBCAD (Southern) x2, Busy 336-043 Digital (?) CBCAD (CH/SE/TI-001), Reorder 336-052 Digital (?) CBCAD (CH/SE/TI-001), CBCAD / Reorder 336-055 Various CBCADs / Reorder 336-091 CBCAD (Fleet) x2, Reorder 336-093 Digital (?) CBCAD (CH/SE/TI-001), CBCAD / Reorder 337-056 Reorder 340-040 --- U.S. Virgin Islands --- 352-065 CBCAD (Fleet?) x2, Reorder 360-026 CBCAD (Odd) 360-047 CBCAD x2 / Reorder 361-022 Reorder 361-063 CBCAD x2 386-055 (*) (*) Denotes numbers that were very difficult to connect to, but once 'connected', acted like dead air / open sleeve with no supe
  8. 40 is the new 21, right? Then how come it feels like 100?

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    2. ThoughtPhreaker


      Er, did I say months? I meant weeks. Heh. I'm not *that* old ;P

    3. tekio


      What? 25? mid-20's should be the best times of your life. Young enough to be able to screw up. Old enough to drink and make some money. 

    4. JCSwishMan33


      I <3 you guys. Heh.

  9. The info I got was from a few different sites, because I decided to start doing the research. Was actually planning on doing some more, to see if there's a way around the 0 restrictions. I don't think I have international dialing on my POTS line, or I'd be peeking at freephone numbers to explore networks. I think the key would be finding some sort of non-zero dialable number that gets international... A tie-line for an international company that gets back to the States (with a 9-line or equivalent)... Not sure.
  10. I think that it might have something to do with the switching it's going through, as it's really trying to reach out internationally; there are a lot of country codes that begin with 5, several being in South America... So I'm thinking that might be where you went as opposed to Spain. If you were wanting to try to 'route' the call through the NANP international trunks back to the States (can't tell if that was your original intent or not), you could try 011 + 1 + your number (as the country code 1 hits the NANP). If you actually wanted to go THROUGH international trunkage... I think you'd have to go 011 + a country code + however that country dials international back to the States... So: 011 + 44 + 00 + 1 + number for taking a call US to UK back to the US. Not sure if that'd work, though, because I don't think an international call to the UK can have the destination number start with a 0 (which this one technically would).
  11. Oh, I certainly do still! I get the notifications of posts, and I'll plug an interesting number or three into the cell if I have a moment. My lack of any posting (and calls) lately is due to a re-enrollment into school, a new work project, and the continuing adventures of being a husband / father. Lucky me... Heh.
  12. I think all of the grunt work of 'translating' rotary / dial pulse to MF (or whatever TF digital channel crap is used in CCIS / SS7) to send via VoIP would be done within the adapter box. What it does with the data that comes out of the box... Well, this is purely guesswork... But I'd think that whoever your ISP is has an exchange (or several) reserved at a switch (which may or may not be local), that's basically a forwarding address. VoIP traffic acts like Internet traffic til it gets to the switch, the switch recognizes is as 'telco' data, shunts it to the proper connector for the phone number, and then shunts it to the data pipe that feeds your house. Please by all means correct me if I'm wrong, you other experts.
  13. I know there was 3 tapes that Evan had in total: 1 he recorded from Long Island, one Ben did local in LA, and I think one from Barry in Baltimore. Then the follow-up he did about the Z jingle, but that was more "gee-whiz" stuff.
  14. I want to say I saw that DMSes supported RP in some way, shape, or form. I'm trying to remember where, and if I can find it again, I'll post it.
  15. So NXX-#NXX in my particular exchange... All of the numbers went to my local switch's CBCAD. Makes me wonder if they were active at some point. There's another exchange on my switch. Tried that too. Same results. Sooooo... Who knows. Heh.