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Yeah what's up with numbers that pick up and DTMF their #s out then disconnect? What's this used for? There's a lot of them around me in the 212 NPA.

I recently decided, based on a joke from a friend that someone's number should be 800-EAT-SHIT, to see if there was a number like that.

I scanned a few prefixes in 303 area code and got this one :

303-EAT-SHIT

DTMF decoded, that's :

303-328-7448

This number just rings about 4 times, then disconnects itself. I've called it several times, on different days, at different hours but it only does this and nothing else.

An internet search on this phone # turns up nothing. Neither did 411.

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Yeah what's up with numbers that pick up and DTMF their #s out then disconnect? What's this used for? There's a lot of them around me in the 212 NPA.

I recently decided, based on a joke from a friend that someone's number should be 800-EAT-SHIT, to see if there was a number like that.

I scanned a few prefixes in 303 area code and got this one :

303-EAT-SHIT

DTMF decoded, that's :

303-328-7448

This number just rings about 4 times, then disconnects itself. I've called it several times, on different days, at different hours but it only does this and nothing else.

An internet search on this phone # turns up nothing. Neither did 411.

have you back spoofed the number since nothing came up with a reverse look up?

i found a # that reads back DMTF today, but have not decoded the tones yet... 718-890-1210 (890 is an exchange for verizon numbers only, not subscribers)

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641-269-1248 - Scratchy sampled voice thingie. 98 will make it dump all phrases. Monitoring equipment of some sort? If you don't press # when it answers, a modem will connect you to what looks like a completely different machine.

641-269-1222 - Feature IVR, voice samples from the DMS' EDRAM. Anybody have any idea what a pilot number is?

303-EAT-SHIT

Maybe it's just going offhook really silently and waiting for touchtones, or some other form of authentication. Also, could it be cellular black route? No, really, they exist. Once I got a MetroPCS non-payment recording trying to call Iowa from a DodgyFon. For those who aren't familiar with a black route, the idea is someone can re-originate a call over something without paying USFs. People will sell minutes on whatever they can get their hands on - cell phones, POTS lines, cable phones, T1s, whatever. If it costs significantly more to make a legitimate call somewhere, odds are there's someone who wants to make a "special carrier arrangement" to bypass those fees. The machines that run POTS black routes will force the line into a permanent signal condition when they're not in use (if you'd like to make a call, please hang up, etc), but with a cell phone, you can't do that. This could be their way of dealing with people who call it back. 

EDIT: Almost forgot about this.

515-859-1206 - Is this some sort of class of service readback machine? If you've got a second, tell me what it gives you from whatever you've got handy. This could be an awesome tool if we figure out what it's trying to read back. 

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hmm-I called that 515 number from two cellys , with different providers and got an ANAC read-back on both phones (sort of). The first two numbers of my NPA were cut off , and so was the last digit of the number..

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Wow, erm, my face may or may not be red. Anywho,

541-669-4987 - Sprint Directory Assistance

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1-708-588-3913

metro water rec dist

I could have pulled their address with ease earlier but was not thinking, still can but that's besides the point.. I've never heard a number do this before. answers with dtmf. 1 through 0 seems to answer with two dtmf tones unless you hit * first, and # will disco.

anyone know what this is, or know any similar numbers before I start working on it???

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a bunch of contact numbers i found on the NANPA site at this planning letter http://www.nanpa.com/pdf/PL_402.pdf email addresses are also listed on the PDF file...

George Guerra AT&T 408-493-8507

Penny Compton CommPartners Connect 702-478-1717

Lynne Powers Global Crossing 585-255-1206

Ed Fox MetTel 212-607-2014

Jennifer Pyn Metro PCS 214-570-4897

Jim Weed One Communications 585-530-2609

Sal Spagnola Cablevision Lightpath 516-803-6267

Kathy Michaud Level 3 Communications 720-888-2392

Bea McKoy PAETEC 704-319-1351

Dan Meldazis Peerless Network 312-506-0933

Bruce Bennett Qwest Corporation 303-707-7013

Dana Brinnich Qwest Corporation 303-707-6810

Debbie Cumbo RCN 570-270-1843

Christina Cochrane-McKay RNK Communications 781-613-6246

Shaunna Forshee Sprint Nextel 913-827-0327

Natalie McNamer T-Mobile 630-960-8155

Maudie Gonzales Time Warner Telecom 303-542-4415

Yun Lee Verizon 516-832-2691

Gwen Zahn Verizon Wireless 412-496-6228

Donna Cassanite WVT Communications 845-986-2414

Bev Forfar YMAX Communications 732-598-1997

oh... edit to say W00T an actual telephone number for magic jack (YMAX)

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800-855-0000: You have reached the generic relay id number for at&t relay services. calls to this number cannot be completed. please hang up and call 711 or your state relay service for assistance.

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212-613-8900, xt. 3100 - Nortel PBX test announcement. Anybody know much about Application Builder?

206-782-0010 - Dear Qwest, please have your voice artists reach puberty before recording them for the whole world to hear.

904-653-2663 - Innovative Systems AP conference (accepts any 5 digit access code)

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212-613-8900, xt. 3100 - Nortel PBX test announcement. Anybody know much about Application Builder?

206-782-0010 - Dear Qwest, please have your voice artists reach puberty before recording them for the whole world to hear.

904-653-2663 - Innovative Systems AP conference (accepts any 5 digit access code)

Perhaps these Nortel manuals will help (see attachments) :

Reference Guide for Nortel Mail.pdf

Release Note for Nortel CallPilot-Mail.pdf

Supplementary Guide for Nortel CallPilot-Mail.pdf

User Guide for Nortel Mail.pdf

Users Guide for Nortel Mail.pdf

Application Builder is part of CallPilot. It's used to build mailboxes, templates, mailbox classes, RPLs, & SDLs-maybe more.

Ext. 3100 is no doubt the guy testing the mailbox he just built, hence his wording.

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I found this number a few years ago when I found out about the CBS Feed at 3408, and I always used to play around with it.

800-711-3407 - Flight Test Airplane Status System Main Menu

Call in, and it gives you options for a variety of planes somewhere. Selecting a plane or option will give you a recorded message about the status and location of that plane, and make references to various codes about these planes.

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Here's some BT goodness, courtesy of one of their rare DMS-100s

+44-20-7707-

9999 - rec, "You have reached a BT test announcement on London Jupiter ASU at B-nod(?) house"

9997 - Equipment Engaged tone

9996 - rec, "Sorry, your call cannot be connected at present. Please try again."

9992 - rec, supe, "We're sorry, but this department is now closed..."

9991 - MOH, no supe

9990 - Vivaldi MOH, no supe

9988 - rec, "The number you have dialed has not been recognized. Please check and try again."

9972 - Reorder tone?

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317-736-0003 - Unsettlingly cheery Sprint wakeup call recording

570-674-0086 - Very strange sounding ANAC

570-674-0098 - EDRAM voice, "Please enter a code to remote access a feature"

888-907-6638 - Global Crossing SONET NOC

706-632-0000 - TDS Telecom NOC

503-748-0080 - Siemens elevator

712-432-8823 - Shady horoscope line

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540-231-9999 - Biscuit order line? I guess this is something where employees can call to order a biscuit for the next morning. I thought it was kind of funny.

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9999 - rec, "You have reached a BT test announcement on London Jupiter ASU at B-nod(?) house"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baynard_House

I just saw "The King's Speech," so I can decipher Proper English.

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540-231-9999 - Biscuit order line? I guess this is something where employees can call to order a biscuit for the next morning. I thought it was kind of funny.

VM was full on Saturday...anyone know if it's chronically full like an abandoned mailbox, or are biscuits very popular at this company....

EDIT- a little googling leads me to believe that this phone number may belong to virginia tech... could it be a special cafeteria service for profs ?

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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."

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540-231-9999 - Biscuit order line? I guess this is something where employees can call to order a biscuit for the next morning. I thought it was kind of funny.

It's full! Damn, those must be some good biscuits.

So someone reposted this from an 80's textfile back in 2007;

212-799-5017 ABC NEW YORK FEED LINE

I think this is some kind of hub that distributes TV content to the local ABC channels. Try listening whenever ABC does their news stuff in the morning. The same segment repeats multiple times. Also, you'll hear gems like this;

http://thoughtphreak...io/livein60.wav

Also, Qwest has a new AIS - 801-255-0017

Here's some interesting messages from the old one;

218-935-9992

218-935-9993

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Also, Qwest has a new AIS - 801-255-0017

WOW, that's the first time I've heard receiver-off-hook tone through a cell phone. I never want to hear it that way again. I have a feeling that a reorder should be there instead, and somebody messed up.

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Also, Qwest has a new AIS - 801-255-0017

Here's some interesting messages from the old one;

218-935-9992

218-935-9993

i get SIT "the number 801-255-0017 is IN service please try your call again"

shouldn't it say NOT IN service?

SIT "due to system failure 935-9992 is not in service please try your call again later"

SIT "the number 935-9993 is IN service please try your call again"

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  • What I'm about to post here pertains to results I got with Qwest POTS line, however if it's true with Qwest similar is probably true in some other places.
    I called a few star codes which are NOT in service here according to Qwest, yet dialing them was successful and I got the 2nd dial tone.
    Tests results achieved after calling *30 1st :
    (did this on 02/14/11 12:33:09am MST)
1. then dialed 2 regular phone #'s to substantiate you can dial locally, successful.
2. then called 800-444-4444 ANAC to substantiate I can dial 800 #'s, I can. It also read my number correctly.
Then I tried to dial this one a whim, it worked :
*2#
Personal note which I literally wrote down after I dialed *2# successfully : It worked? Dialing a # at the end should've invalidated the attempt. WTF?
As a result of finding *2# worked, I did this :
I dialed *2, & just waited. After 15 seconds, it worked too.
But it's only the * and a 1 digit number and excluded the # after it, yet it also worked. Interesting.
NOTE that the VSC's listed on nanpa (recent, as of 2-12-2011) shows no codes less than 2 numbers in length, see that list here :
http://www.nanpa.com...ssignments.html
Also noteworthy, the above nanpa VSC list shows no codes whose format is *X# either, yet I dailed it successfully!
This got more interesting.... I then placed local and long distance calls, even toll free ones after dialing both star codes *2 and *2#. Mind you, I dialed several phone numbers after dialing both *2 and *2# and the calls completed. See recording #20. Calls should not complete with a non-numeric digit in the dialing sequence much less missing a numerical digit making it just *2.
Then I went further and test dialed these :
*2##
*2###
They worked. But I cross-tested to see if an actual star code 'in use' allows this, so I dialed *98 to access the Qwest voicemail box. It worked though I dialed these instead of the required *98 :
*988
*9888
Wild shit.
Ok... question now is : Is that extra numerical digit - the 8 that came after *98 above - though invalid, not being counted and gets dropped off or............. ?
Well, the above question I had just posed to myself got me thinking this question : What will happen if I dial something besides *988 and instead dial this :
*980
It worked too! Everything's working so far. Fascinating. So I then scanned all sequences, *980 thru *989, they all worked. But the above question comes to mind again, which is : Is it dropping off the last digit, or....?... that's a good question.
This time I tried another active star code - *67. Unlike the above which all succeeded, this test has 'exceptions', which are :
*670 "Welcome to Qwest. For service in English, press 1. To place a call..." op-asstd calling.
*679 hangs up
*678 hangs up
*677 reorder
*676 hangs up
*675 hangs up
*674 hangs up
*673 hangs up
*672 hangs up
*671 hangs up
These sporadically worked at that.
So, results show *2# works every time, *2 works every time, but *670 thru *679 type dialing only works sporadically as with *67.
Interesting.
As I started out saying, this is on Qwest POTS line in Denver CO. Qwest's site listing all calling features, including those using star codes, doesn't include these as working star codes - see this Qwest list which can be found here for reference (which I retrieved yesterday) :
http://www.qwest.com...ngfeatures.html
More test results :
Dialing only *3, waiting for 15 seconds, works as well. I can complete calls after dialing this.
Dialing *3# works also and can complete calls after dialing it.
Note : When dialing *3 and *3#, the star code 'completes' slightly differently. Rather than simply getting the 2nd dial tone, it first gives a very short reorder and then the 2nd dial tone.
Because of the interesting test results I got above, I had some questions to pose to nanpa. Here's the emailing on that one :

from JW <j.w**************>
to NANPA Feedback <Nanpa.Feedback@neustar.biz>
date Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 9:04 AM
subject Re: FW: Feedback from NANPA website
I see why it wasn't clear to me. The confusion stems from how it's shown on the nanpa site, that being :
*2x
*3x
Since it's reserved for 3 digits - 3 after the * - it should've been typed in as :
*2xx
*3xx
So, whoever typed it in for the web page, typed it in wrong since it should have been typed is as *2xx and *3xx, not *2x and *3x.
-JW
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On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 8:51 AM,
NANPA Feedback<
Nanpa.Feedback@neustar.biz> wrote:
JW,
VSCs listed are mostly 2-digits (after the *) Examples: *61, *58, *83. The 2x and 3x are held for 3-digit (after the *) VSCs. Example *23 is NOT valid, *231 is valid.
Thomas C. Foley
Neustar, Inc. / Senior Manager Data Analysis - NANPA
--------------------
From: JW [j.w*********************]
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 10:47 AM
To: NANPA Feedback
Subject: Re: Feedback from NANPA website
Thank you for your reply.
I have a follow up question pertaining to the first paragraph of your reply :
What do you mean "...rather than 2 digits."?
-JW
----- Original Message -----
From: "NANPA Feedback" <Nanpa.Feedback@neustar.biz>
To: <j.w***************>
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 6:06 AM
Subject: FW: Feedback from NANPA website
JW,
The "x" refers to any digit 0-9. In other words, any VSC beginning with a 2
or a 3 will have 3, rather than 2, digits.
The VSCs listed are Industry wide. Local carriers may chose to use one or
more for other purposes within their networks. The do run the risk of
having the Industry specify it for another purpose.
Not all VSCs return a second dial tone.
Thomas C. Foley
Neustar, Inc. / Senior Manager Data Analysis - NANPA
-----Original Message-----
From: JW [j.w******************]
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 3:51 AM
To: NANPA Feedback
Subject: Feedback from NANPA website
**********************************************************************
* This message was sent from the NANPA web site - http://www.nanpa.com
**********************************************************************
Full Name ...........: JW
Company .............:
Address .............:
City ................:
State ...............:
Zip .................:
Email ...............: j.w*************
Phone ...............:
Respond via .........: Please respond via email
Comments.............:
I have a few questions regarding VSC's listed here on
your site:
http:www.nanpa.comnumber_resource_infovsc_assignments.html
Question #1 -
I want to know what the 'x' by each represents, meaning it is reserved for a
number and/or another digit regarding these 2 codes listed :
2X - Reserved for expansion to 3digit VSCs
3X - Reserved for expansion to 3-digit VSCs
Question #2 -
Regarding the above 2 reserved codes, does their being listed as
'reserved' mean no one is currently using them.
Question #3 -
Again, regarding the VSC's above :
Are these codes currently 'enabled' though still reserved
for future use Meaning, can they be successfully dialed and the second dial
tone is heard which verifies it's successful completion If yes, what is the
reason for this.
Thank you ahead of time for a prompt reply,
J.W.
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* Web Browser .......: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US;
rv:1.9.2.10) Gecko/20100914 Firefox/3.6.10 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
* Remote Address ....: xx.xxx.xxx.xxx -
* Web Server ........: Apache
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Now, question #1 to them was me trying to confirm that the x in their list wouldn't include a # as a digit - they meant only 0-9. As you can read, they confirmed this so it means Qwest or whomever has enabled # as a digit instead of a number. That's what I figured.
Reason for asking question #2 speaks for itself. Same for the last one.
Basically why I contacted them was to confirm what I already concluded, which is these other star codes are being used 'internally' as opposed to being assigned to 'other parties' who also don't want the public using them.
However, their email does not explain why I can dial 'extra digits' after an in-use star code and still have it work (see above when dialing *980 through *989).

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i just did a quick vertical service code scan on my home phone service provider - optimum voice.. which is provided by my cable provider.. CBCAD = your call can't be completed as dialed...

*00 - CBCAD

*01 - CBCAD

*02 - CBCAD

*03 - CBCAD

*04 - CBCAD

*05 - CBCAD

*06 - CBCAD

*07 - CBCAD

*08 - CBCAD

*09 - CBCAD

*2X - Reserved for expansion to 3digit VSCs

*228 - CBCAD

*272 - CBCAD

*3X - Reserved for expansion to 3-digit VSCs

*40 - CBCAD

*41 - CBCAD

*42 - CBCAD

*43 - CBCAD

*44 - CBCAD

*45 - CBCAD

*46 - CBCAD

*47 - CBCAD

*48 - CBCAD

*49 - CBCAD

*50 - CBCAD

*51 - CBCAD

*52 - CBCAD

*53 - CBCAD

*54 - CBCAD

*55 - CBCAD

*56 - CBCAD

*57 - WORKS... hopefully I hung up before it had a chance to charge me, or put a trace on my own cell phone...

*58 - CBCAD

*59 - CBCAD

*60 - "Were sorry but the service you are trying to use is not available on this line"

*61 - "Were sorry but the service you are trying to use is not available on this line"

*62 - "Were sorry but the service you are trying to use is not available on this line"

*63 - "Were sorry but the service you are trying to use is not available on this line"

*64 - CBCAD

*65 - "Were sorry but the service you are trying to use is not available on this line"

*66 - "were sorry your automatic call back request can not be processed at this time..."

*67 - WORKS...

*68 - gets dial tone after stutter tone, but does not forward on busy???

*69 - WORKS

*70 - WORKS

*71 - CBCAD

*72 - WORKS

*73 - WORKS

*74 - "Were sorry but the service you are trying to use is not available on this line"

*75 - "Were sorry but the service you are trying to use is not available on this line"

*76 - CBCAD

*77 - WORKS

*78 - CBCAD

*79 - CBCAD

*80 - "Were sorry but the service you are trying to use is not available on this line"

*81 - "Were sorry but the service you are trying to use is not available on this line"

*82 - WORKS

*83 - "Were sorry but the service you are trying to use is not available on this line"

*84 - CBCAD

*85 - "Were sorry but the service you are trying to use is not available on this line"

*86 - reorder

*87 - WORKS

*88 - CBCAD

*89 - "all outstanding automatic recall requests have been deactivated"

*90 - "Were sorry but the service you are trying to use is not available on this line"

*91 - "Were sorry but the service you are trying to use is not available on this line"

*92 - "Were sorry but the service you are trying to use is not available on this line"

*93 - "Were sorry but the service you are trying to use is not available on this line"

*94 - CBCAD

*95 - CBCAD

*96 - CBCAD

*97 - CBCAD

*98 - CBCAD

*99 - ANAC

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P.S.

Addition to my prior post above :

Using my Verizon cell, here's the results :

*2# Your feature update could not be completed. To speak to a customer service representative, please hang up and dial *611. Announcement 12 Switch 5 8 dash 1.

*3# " " (same as above)

Since it's not working on vzw, this is obviously some Qwest enabled internal-use thing they've set up. The thing to do now is for me to discover what it does.

Btw, in my prior post, when mentioning I had dialed *2# and so on, it meant the # sign was literally dialed at that point. Just making that clear.

Edit : I tried to add this edit to my post above after I submitted the post, but I believe my modem settings were causing me to have network issues and because of it my editing attempts were failing so I just decided to add it this way. Excuse it please. heh.

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