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Everything posted by JmanA9

  1. Still, this is a very interesting idea. I didn't realize strcmp worked that way.
  2. No dice in Pittsburgh.
  3. The static is the telephone hybrid (the device that connects the studio equipment to the telephone line) performing echo cancellation. I don't really have any information about what exactly is going on, but it's probably sending out noise and measuring what is reflected back, and making the necessary adjustments to deliver echo-free audio to the studio. In an analog domain, that is deemed to be necessary. With VOIP, it isn't. So, if you hear the static, you know they aren't using VOIP.
  4. The dialtone on 0028 must be coming from your switch. When I call it, I get dropped to an "if you'd like to make a call...." recording on my switch.
  5. I'm not sure if anyone has checked yet, but I went to the NANPA website and 9017 is unassigned. At least 0110 is reserved for "Tandem Access for Database Query". From my Verizon EWSD line, I can't get anything to complete through 101-9017. I'll try on my work Verizon DMS-100 Centrex line on Monday.
  6. I have one of these too. I thought I had the documentation but I can't locate it. Works like a champ. Mine was similarly clean inside - that cover really does its job.
  7. This list was posted on the centraloffice Yahoo group a few days ago. It seems to be the most current and accurate list of #1AESS switches remaining. If you're interested in the old network, and you don't read this list, you should. Phreak away!
  8. No shit? This hard to believe! Thanks for sharing.
  9. I was planning on visiting for about 10 years. I kept waiting for a "good opportunity" to go. Finally I just realized a "good opportunity" was probably never going to come. So I just booked plane tickets and went. Don't put it off for so long like I did. The museum could burn down for all we know (although I hope that never happens!). Get there right when they open and stay all day. You'll be glad you did On a related note, Thoughtphreaker, we should try to go to the museum again sometime
  10. I'm glad you got it working Thanks for sharing what you had to do to make it work!
  11. I almost didn't make the connection without all of the hiss! Definitely sounds like the same person to me. This is how I first came to know that numbers station:
  12. That would be awesome if they can do it! Keep us posted.
  13. I'm not so sure you can get service from Centurylink. For starters, I tried a few Elyria addresses on their website and none of them said service was available. Also, those two switches you mentioned are in different ratecenters. Usually one company can give you an FX line from one of THEIR other CO's without an issue. But, between companies, in different ratecenters, I'm not so sure. I bet they could definitely deliver you a dialtone via a T1 circuit, but that would definitely be way outside of your price point. In short, it doesn't hurt to try, so you should still give them a call. Do you have DSL from Windstream? As crazy as it sounds, at least with Verizon out here, things are cheaper if you bundle phone with DSL than just getting a phone line. You might want to check into that.
  14. I get a "the service you're trying to use is not available on this line" recording from my EWSD when I dial 67 and wait. When I dial 70 and wait, I get the "if you'd like to place a call..." recording
  15. You should be able to dial international freephone lines through a CIC like 101-0288, unless you've blocked access to those.
  16. I asked Evan about the missing Z tapes. Those were given to Mark Bernay but were not recorded by Mark or Evan. He can't remember off the top of his head who contributed them. Evan wasn't aware that the tape was only posted temporarily. He has some other material in addition to the -part-1 file on Thoughtphreaker's server. He wants to extract the stuff from those files that he doesn't already have in higher quality and get it out. If that doesn't happen relatively soon, remind me!
  17. When I first saw the number I wondered why you were asking about the ANAC as well! I would have thought this was a Dominion recording as well, but I feel like it might be hard to tell. I don't see a telephone directory on their website.
  18. I'm chiming in pretty late, but since I was served by a Windstream (formerly Alltel, formerly Mid Continent), I figured I should add my two cents. Some things in Windstream territory followed the Verizon standard for the area. For example, the CO numbers were the same last 4 that Verizon used. Same deal for the milliwatt. In general, the standards from the nearby LEC might filter down to the independent companies. Might that situation apply to you as well? Other than that, I've noticed that Windstream varies quite a bit from place to place. The ANAC in my town was NXX-3NXX, so if your exchange was 234, you might want to try 234-1234, and 234-2234, etc. Try all the office codes served by your switch and see if you come across anything interesting. Even the remotes. For some reason, they put the ANAC on a remote! Also, I found some other interesting things by looking in the range of the old local business office number. See if you can dig up some old telephone directories for your town, and see if you can find the number for the business office. Also, it was posted on the old underground telephone lines placards, so see if you have any old looking telco signs in your area. Also, I think I also found the old business office number by searching for Alltel and Mid Continent online. That was many years ago, back when there was a lot more old, outdated directory information online.
  19. Around here, any payphone that was "forgotten" when Pacific Telemanagement took over and still has Verizon signage is dead. I found several payphones at Arnold Palmer (RIP) Regional Airport that were updated with Pacific Telemanagement logos but were still CO-controlled payphones. So, you never know. Always check!
  20. Cool, I haven't heard them called that before. Thanks!
  21. What's high-low mean?
  22. I have a list of tie lines for 46 Macy's stores. When I was at Macy's in December, I asked if they could check if any nearby stores had a pair of pants in my size. They printed a receipt that ended up being about 4 feet long (it would have been longer if it hadn't finished out the roll) with the availability at every Macy's store. The receipt also included the tie line number for every Macy's store. The tie lines are in the form 8-170-598-4500 for the store in Indianapolis, and 8-130-037-4999 for the store in Burlington, MA, for example. I assume 8 gets you into a tie-line trunk. In some cases, the last 4 of the tie line are the same as the last 4 of the store number, which is also included on this receipt. Since the thing is so long, I don't want to scan it unless someone wants it. Let me know if you've been dying to get your hands on this sort of thing.
  23. I guess it's worth noting that even with the rebrand, they kept 483 (GTE) as the code you need to dial to order service.
  24. From what I understand, some places do, some don't. I haven't encountered this in my area. Around here I usually find more pairs with battery but no dialtone than pairs that lack battery.
  25. Also, it sounds like this took a lot of work. Was this that big of a problem for the ambulance company? Or is Verizon trying to use this case to somehow gain something?