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  1. Please tell me it still does this in some obscure part of the system...
  2. Not sure how often that one's updated. Still lists 81 1AESS switches on the front page for example, but it doesn't look like 81 when you click it. Also still lists White Plains (WHPLNYWP08T) as a #5 XBar with ETS. Heh.
  3. Of course it's not, because that'd be too simple for AT&T to do. Heh.
  4. So is it basically a 950-xxxx, and it gives you a second dial tone to dial off of (if they're not restricted)? Yeah, it's not something I intend on messing with much. It was more of a 'gee-whiz' thing I found. I was disappointed that the DISAs just wouldn't stack by themselves... But I think I might just start poking around at the local switches, keep in mind the loop detection, and see what I can find. The degradation with what I was doing wasn't massive, but it was enough to tell me I was doing things. Hmmm... Now I hadn't thought of the 3-way idea. It might do for a 'quick and dirty til I can get something better' idea... Just have to see if my Windstream line is set for 3-way calling. I don't -think- it is, but I got some indications when I was doing some testing with flashing that it might be. To be determined. I'll accept the goofs I make. It's more research in my cap, so I can refine my techniques. Plus, it may or may not have been a DA call... I have to look at the bill again. Heh. The thing I have to figure out is how Windstream counts their time, since I'm on a 100-minute LD plan. From the bill, it was hard to tell if it was timed on supe, or timed on placing the call... Because I swear some numbers -didn't- supe, but I still got a 1 minute ding on them. So we'll see.
  5. While this is awesome, I couldn't get it to do much. Does this guy have a phone directory, so I know how to dial on the network?
  6. Also added to the list, as more of a "Stupid Phone Trick": Stacking DISAs. Just because I can (likely?) do it. EDIT: And... DMS-100 DISAs don't seem to stack. Dialing one from another just results in a busy signal. HOWEVER... I found that my switch's DISA allows 1010288# ... Which allows me to dial... My switch's DISA! That also allows 1010288#... And I can dial my DISA again, but on this one it drops to reorder after just a few seconds. From the noise on the line (or lack thereof) when it cuts back to reorder, it seems like it's the local switch. So... That's interesting. And the more interesting thing is that other DISAs (like the ones TP just posted) will NOT allow 1010288#... I either get a reorder, or the "Not" Lady.
  7. Well, I managed to get a small service credit for the time I was without dial tone, and an explanation of why my next month was higher (I did technically make a directory assistance call... And don't complete an actual call with 1010288... Almost $3 for a suped call). So I'm counting it as a win, and will try to make arrangements to keep the line active. Care to explain the 950s to me? I have a vague recollection of them, but not good enough to completely grasp. Last I knew, 208-038 (Frontier Directory Assistance) still worked... So I figure if I can get through to that on someone's LD network (I have yet to try Frontier's own CIC through Windstream...), there's a chance to try others through it. Yes. UFINs would be my preferred option. Heh. If you've got a few for a few different locales, I'd love to hear them 'live'. Seem to have found an official UIFN DB? Not sure how to read it just yet, but this might be useful: http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/inr/unum/Pages/uifndb.aspx So to my ear, I'd rather have the ISDN. You seem to get more fidelity, especially in the higher frequencies. The supe seems to have more clarity, and you can hear more on the trunk. Both let the tone come through WAY too loud; much cringe when it plays. Heh. The first thing I'll probably do is scratchy's suggestion of a line tap (once I get the upstairs jack working), just to get something set. If I find myself needing something more robust (which I could see, if I find interesting things), I'll be pinging you more.
  8. Hah. That's cute. So is that like a 'main switchboard', and each 'extension' is a store? Wouldn't be surprised if they're not NX-2s anymore. It's more me looking at LERGs and such, seeing, "Oh, that's still allegedly an old switch... And oh, it still has dialable exchanges listed!", and trying to find out.
  9. So if I wanted to be so bold and check the wiring up to the wall jack that doesn't work, what all will I need (besides the obvious screwdriver to get the wall plate off)?
  10. The line tap makes perfect sense... And if I get Windstream to figure out WTF is wrong with the jack in my bedroom (where I usually keep the laptop), I'd prefer to do that. But that'd require them getting their heads out of their asses about my service credit and the normal pricing of the line... If all of their shenanigans get too stupid, I'm probably not going to keep the line. As it is, I have to plug the base unit in downstairs, then have an extension handset upstairs. Not ideal, but I'm trying. Heh.
  11. So I'm still futzing with this Windstream line (and fighting with them about my bill... Charged me a full month for a half-month's worth of dial tone, AND charged me more than quoted for the next month!), and I've got a few plans brewing for some medium- to long-term research: - Plan on getting some sort of audio recording setup done. I might be able to do a 2.5mm to 3.5mm from the cordless phone's headset jack to my laptop's Mic In... Seems simple enough. Which means it probably isn't. - I'm going to nab a CIC / CAC list, and start floating through it... See which ones I can actually go through (either directly or indirectly). - Still going to attempt to get to 0xx (and maybe 1xx) codes, most likely using the CIC / CAC list from above. - "Old switch rundown"... I know we're focusing on the 1As (as very likely the last electromechanical switch in existence), but I'm curious to see if there are any other vintage switches lurking around out there. So I'll be pouring through the LERGs and CLLI lists to see if anything else is hiding on us.
  12. I would figure that AT&T's pre-paid would be of similar quality to their post-paid option? Maybe the same routings?
  13. So we shoot 1400 down the line, and it'll spill its guts? Well that's still kind of cool.
  14. So that's a Verizon DMS-10 switch (CBLSNYZBDS0), for what it's worth. The second ringtone sounds like a mix of Japanese and UK? Maybe more Japanese. Odd enough... The tone seems to be indicative of waiting for digits (a passcode or a phone number or something), but I haven't gotten it to respond to anything that makes sense. I entered a long string of touch-tone, and got it to respond with a double tone (almost like an old-school pager), but then I got the "end of recording" tone. The disconnect is interesting. Seems kind of old-school... One switch disconnects, wait a small time before another disconnect, then after another short amount of time it drops to the local switch (and dialtone, in my case).
  15. So, does anyone know anything about NX2As? They're allegedly a family of small (90-1800 line) CDO Crossbar switches. And there still are allegedly 3 in the active network. 870-764, the town of Dyess, Arkansas, is allegedly on one. The other 2 (which I haven't tried looking at yet) are Fox, Arkansas (870-363) and Prim, Arkansas (870-948) 87-764-2101 is the Dyess City Hall. Haven't found any test numbers. Things like 0000, 9979, and 9999 give a fairly generic NIS. I didn't notice anything odd about the call progress or pick-up on any calls. Any ideas?
  16. Okay, I didn't realize the data on TelcoData was still getting updated. Heh. This will probably work for what I need. Thanks for pointing it back out to me!
  17. Hook-switch dialing is a no-go right now, seeing as only have the cordless at the moment. I believe a straight flash was handled as normal. I'll check again. Was there a particular flash timing you wanted tested? I can set my phone to spit out quite a few.
  18. Straight flash (i.e. to try to get 3-way off the dialtone), or hook-switch dialing?
  19. I know this is a thread on Post-Paid, but the pre-paid business is still apparently alive and well. Not sure if there's a real difference traffic-routing wise. Also don't know how reliable they would be, but there's a metric fuck-ton of pre-paids available through eBay. Heh.
  20. Along the lines of finding test numbers, has anyone found an accurate, (more or less) up-to-date CLLI look-up?
  21. Hah, okay... I see what he means. I've NOT gotten her on my switch, I don't think. I've heard her before, but not on the switch I'm in. BTW, single-tone reorder? Niiiiice.
  22. That's exactly what I did, as a matter of fact: Had my cell phone on one, and called in on the wireline on another. Neither would break the ring on any combination of the numbers. As in "Not in service" and "can Not be dialed..."? If so, yes. Many times.
  23. So some follow-ups: 0xx codes don't seem to fly, even with the CACs in front. I feel like I'm sitting behind some sort of restriction(s), but can't confirm. Windstream's CAC + # puts me through a series of menus like the old 1-800-CALL-ATT (including collect and operator options)... Oddly enough, you were right about AT&T's CAC + # giving me a dialtone that I can makes calls out on. Just for shits and grins, I tried 101-0555#... A high tone dialtone? Did I hear that right? Heh. 9999... So dialing any single number on the dialtone just breaks the tone. Still going to be trying things... Deciding if I want to sleep now though. Heh. Will edit as I find more.
  24. I will definitely look over some of the things you've mentioned when I get home from work, because a lot of it could be interesting... And I don't mind toying around in the name of 'research'. Did want to hit some of the things you asked about, though. I want to say yes, I did try some CACs in front of these. I know I tried some normal CAC calls for sure (which didn't work, per se), but I'll have to see about 0xx and 1xx. To be determined, we shall say. I want to say "no" on this? However it's not impossible. I was dialing through things pretty fast, and I think I was tinking around with the "flash time" on my handset during the course of the scan. Yes, I can actually change the delay time on my flashes on my digital handset. Found that 80ms didn't do anything, but 100ms was just enough to actually count. Oddly enough, I didn't think about treating that dialtone like a 'PBX' line (i.e. dial 9 to 'get out'). I'll try that for sure. I know I found the *67 thing, so I'll have to try some others. This I'd actually thought about in the 3 ringouts I found in the hundred group. They were definitely not bridged... I tried being on one of the numbers, then calling another. Both would just ring out, but it seemed like one ring was 'shorter' then the other? I.e. it seemed like the rings would come slowing into phase, then slowly out of phase in timing. But maybe that was just me, too. Now that sounds like an easier way to see if I can get at any CACs. Heh. I'll have to find mine first.
  25. Just completed a handscan of the 99xx area of my local switch (440-353). 00-05, 07, 09-10, 12, 14-31, 33-68, 70-98 all go to what I'm assuming is the switch's NIS message. It's a pretty shoddy quality, sounds like it was done over the phone... But a couple seconds after the recording seems to click off, it sounds like an old, noisy trunk! Obviously it's part of the recording, but it sounded interesting. Starting at 91 up, the ring into the NIS seems a little... Odd. It's very subtle, but after hitting so many NISes, my ears perked on it right away. Not frequency, but modulation? 06, 08, and 13 were ringouts. None seem connected. 11 was a business. The only confirmed live line on the hundred group. 32 is busy. I called several times during and after the scan, and it stays busy. 69 was a bit odd. The first 2 times I called it, the line acted like I hadn't given it enough numbers. After dialing, several seconds of silence, then a reorder. Every time after, it went to NIS. So I'm not sure if it was just a fluke the first 2 times, or maybe I tripped something. 99 is the fun line. It goes to dialtone as soon as dialing is completed. 7D waits for a few seconds (I'm guessing listening for more numbers), but then drops to a busy signal. 10D actually completes out. CID sends the number you called 99 on, and respects a privacy bit if it was given on the initial call. If you dial *67 on the dialtone, it eventually gives a recall dialtone! 7D on that gives an immediate CBCAD... But 10D completes w / privacy bit, even if not used on the initial dial! 99 feels like one of those "paths to the toll network" Evan always talked about, because it doesn't complete anything short of 10D. But I'm sure there's a "thing" to it.