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Thanks for posting. That's got to be a pretty old list, though, because if you look at the area codes you don't see many new ones.



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Hey I thought it would be useful. Just tryin to help. I'll dig more.


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Hey I thought it would be useful. Just tryin to help. I'll dig more.

Thanks. I was looking all over for ANAC lists and eventually concluded that they were all created in the late 1980's, or earlier. It would be great if you can uncover something more recent.



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You *do* know that list is pre-1995, right :) ? You'll have to search for it a bit, but there's the same list sitting around on Wikipedia, only people have added and verified things on it.


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well then..

Let's start it then... . . . ..

MCI ANI Verification (630) 395-2641

*special att one* (770) 988-9664

old MCI Credit verification number=(800)-314-4258

Someone call these people and get some =P

(800) 573-1311


Maybe post some list and one by one take numbers out of it that work?

Heres a list to start with..

NPA ANAC number Geographic area

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201 958 Hackensack/Jersey City/Newark/Paterson, NJ

202 811 District of Columbia

203 970 CT

205 300-222-2222 Birmingham, AL

205 300-555-5555 Many small towns in AL

205 300-648-1111 Dora, AL

205 300-765-4321 Bessemer, AL

205 300-798-1111 Forestdale, AL

205 300-833-3333 Birmingham

205 557-2311 Birmingham, AL

205 811 Pell City/Cropwell/Lincoln, AL

205 841-1111 Tarrant, AL

205 908-222-2222 Birmingham, AL

206 411 WA (Not US West)

207 958 ME

209 830-2121 Stockton, CA

209 211-9779 Stockton, CA

212 958 Manhattan, NY

213 114 Los Angeles, CA (GTE)

213 1223 Los Angeles, CA (Some 1AESS switches)

213 211-2345 Los Angeles, CA (English response)

213 211-2346 Los Angeles, CA (DTMF response)

213 760-2??? Los Angeles, CA (DMS switches)

213 61056 Los Angeles, CA

214 570 Dallas, TX

214 790 Dallas, TX (GTE)

214 970-222-2222 Dallas, TX

214 970-611-1111 Dallas, TX (Southwestern Bell)

215 410-xxxx Philadelphia, PA

215 511 Philadelphia, PA

215 958 Philadelphia, PA

216 331 Akron/Canton/Cleveland/Lorain/Youngstown, OH

216 959-9892 Akron/Canton/Cleveland/Lorain/Youngstown, OH

217 200-xxx-xxxx Champaign-Urbana/Springfield, IL

219 550 Gary/Hammond/Michigan City/Southbend, IN

219 559 Gary/Hammond/Michigan City/Southbend, IN

301 958-9968 Hagerstown/Rockville, MD

310 114 Long Beach, CA (On many GTE switches)

310 1223 Long Beach, CA (Some 1AESS switches)

310 211-2345 Long Beach, CA (English response)

310 211-2346 Long Beach, CA (DTMF response)

312 200 Chicago, IL

312 290 Chicago, IL

312 1-200-8825 Chicago, IL (Last four change rapidly)

312 1-200-555-1212 Chicago, IL

313 200-200-2002 Ann Arbor/Dearborn/Detroit, MI

313 200-222-2222 Ann Arbor/Dearborn/Detroit, MI

313 200-xxx-xxxx Ann Arbor/Dearborn/Detroit, MI

313 200200200200200 Ann Arbor/Dearborn/Detroit, MI

314 410-xxxx# Columbia/Jefferson City/St.Louis, MO

315 953 Syracuse/Utica, NY

315 958 Syracuse/Utica, NY

315 998 Syracuse/Utica, NY

317 310-222-2222 Indianapolis/Kokomo, IN

317 559-222-2222 Indianapolis/Kokomo, IN

317 743-1218 Indianapolis/Kokomo, IN

401 200-200-4444 RI

401 222-2222 RI

402 311 Lincoln, NE

404 311 Atlanta, GA

404 940-xxx-xxxx Atlanta, GA

404 990 Atlanta, GA

405 890-7777777 Enid/Oklahoma City, OK

405 897 Enid/Oklahoma City, OK

407 200-222-2222 Orlando/West Palm Beach, FL

408 300-xxx-xxxx San Jose, CA

408 760 San Jose, CA

408 940 San Jose, CA

409 951 Beaumont/Galveston, TX

409 970-xxxx Beaumont/Galveston, TX

410 200-6969 A

410 200-555-1212 A

410 811 Annapolis/Baltimore, MD

412 711-6633 Pittsburgh, PA

412 711-4411 Pittsburgh, PA

412 999-xxxx Pittsburgh, PA

413 958 Pittsfield/Springfield, MA

413 200-555-5555 Pittsfield/Springfield, MA

414 330-2234 Fond du Lac/Green Bay/Milwaukee/Racine, WI

415 200-555-1212 San Francisco, CA

415 211-2111 San Francisco, CA

415 2222 San Francisco, CA

415 640 San Francisco, CA

415 760-2878 San Francisco, CA

415 7600-2222 San Francisco, CA

419 311 Toledo, OH

440 959-9892 East Cleveland, OH

502 2002222222 Frankfort/Louisville/Paducah/Shelbyville, KY

502 997-555-1212 Frankfort/Louisville/Paducah/Shelbyville, KY

503 611 Portland, OR

503 999 Portland, OR (GTE)

504 99882233 Baton Rouge/New Orleans, LA

504 201-269-1111 Baton Rouge/New Orleans, LA

504 998 Baton Rouge/New Orleans, LA

504 99851-0000000000 Baton Rouge/New Orleans, LA

508 958 Fall River/New Bedford/Worchester, MA

508 200-222-1234 Fall River/New Bedford/Worchester, MA

508 200-222-2222 Fall River/New Bedford/Worchester, MA

508 26011 Fall River/New Bedford/Worchester, MA

509 560 Spokane/Walla Walla/Yakima, WA

512 830 Austin/Corpus Christi, TX

512 970-xxxx Austin/Corpus Christi, TX

515 5463 Des Moines, IA

515 811 Des Moines, IA

516 958 Hempstead/Long Island, NY

516 968 Hempstead/Long Island, NY

517 200-222-2222 Bay City/Jackson/Lansing, MI

517 200200200200200 Bay City/Jackson/Lansing, MI

518 997 Albany/Schenectady/Troy, NY

518 998 Albany/Schenectady/Troy, NY

603 200-222-2222 NH

606 997-555-1212 Ashland/Winchester, KY

606 711 Ashland/Winchester, KY

607 993 Binghamton/Elmira, NY

609 958 Atlantic City/Camden/Trenton/Vineland, NJ

610 958 Allentown/Reading, PA

612 511 Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN

614 200 Columbus/Steubenville, OH

614 571 Columbus/Steubenville, OH

615 200200200200200 Chatanooga/Knoxville/Nashville, TN

615 2002222222 Chatanooga/Knoxville/Nashville, TN

615 830 Nashville, TN

616 200-222-2222 Battle Creek/Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, MI

617 200-222-1234 Boston, MA

617 200-222-2222 Boston, MA

617 200-444-4444 Boston, MA (Woburn, MA)

617 220-2622 Boston, MA

617 958 Boston, MA

618 200-xxx-xxxx Alton/Cairo/Mt.Vernon, IL

618 930 Alton/Cairo/Mt.Vernon, IL

619 211-2001 San Diego, CA

703 811 Alexandria/Arlington/Roanoke, VA

704 311 Asheville/Charlotte, NC

708 1-200-555-1212 Chicago/Elgin, IL

708 1-200-8825 Chicago/Elgin, IL (Last four change rapidly)

708 200-6153 Chicago/Elgin, IL

708 724-9951 Chicago/Elgin, IL

708 356-9646 Chicago/Elgin, IL

713 380 Houston, TX

713 970-xxxx Houston, TX

713 811 Humble, TX

714 114 Anaheim, CA (GTE)

714 211-2121 Anaheim, CA (PacBell)

714 211-2222 Anaheim, CA (Pacbell)

716 511 Buffalo/Niagara Falls/Rochester, NY (Rochester Tel)

716 990 Buffalo/Niagara Falls/Rochester, NY (Rochester Tel)

717 958 Harrisburg/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA

718 958 Bronx/Brooklyn/Queens/Staten Island, NY

802 2-222-222-2222 Vermont

802 200-222-2222 Vermont

802 1-700-222-2222 Vermont

802 111-2222 Vermont

805 114 Bakersfield/Santa Barbara, CA

805 211-2345 Bakersfield/Santa Barbara, CA

805 211-2346 Bakersfield/Santa Barbara, CA (Returns DTMF)

805 830 Bakersfield/Santa Barbara, CA

806 970-xxxx Amarillo/Lubbock, TX

810 200200200200200 Flint/Pontiac/Southfield/Troy, MI

812 410-555-1212 Evansville, IN

813 311 Ft. Meyers/St. Petersburg/Tampa, FL

815 200-xxx-xxxx La Salle/Rockford, IL

815 290 La Salle/Rockford, IL

817 211 Ft. Worth/Waco, TX

817 970-611-1111 Ft. Worth/Waco, TX (Southwestern Bell)

818 1223 Pasadena, CA (Some 1AESS switches)

818 211-2345 Pasadena, CA (English response)

818 211-2346 Pasadena, CA (DTMF response)

903 970-611-1111 Denison, TX

906 1-200-222-2222 Marquette/Sault Ste. Marie, MI

908 958 New Brunswick, NJ

910 200 Fayetteville/Greensboro/Raleigh/Winston-Salem, NC

910 311 Fayetteville/Greensboro/Raleigh/Winston-Salem, NC

910 988 Fayetteville/Greensboro/Raleigh/Winston-Salem, NC

914 990-1111 Peekskill/Poughkeepsie/White Plains/Yonkers, NY

915 970-xxxx Abilene/El Paso, TX

916 211-2222 Sacramento, CA (Pac Bell)

916 461 Sacramento, CA (Roseville Telepohone)

919 200 Durham, NC

919 711 Durham, NC


204 644-xxxx Manitoba

306 115 Saskatchewan, Canada

403 311 Alberta, Yukon and N.W. Territory

403 908-222-2222 Alberta, Yukon and N.W. Territory

403 999 Alberta, Yukon and N.W. Territory

416 997-xxxx Toronto, Ontario

506 1-555-1313 New Brunswick

514 320-xxxx Montreal, Quebec

519 320-xxxx London, Ontario

604 1116 British Columbia, Canada

604 1211 British Columbia, Canada

604 211 British Columbia, Canada

613 320-2232 Ottawa, Ontario

705 320-4567 North Bay/Saulte Ste. Marie, Ontario


+61 03-552-4111 Victoria 03 area

+612 19123 All major capital cities

United Kingdom:



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Edited by greyarea_4.0

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As far as I know, the '301' ANAC's are now defunct. I may have some new news as to the current MD, VA, DC Verizon ANAC soon; however, I know for sure that it's seven digit dial.



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Here's a copy of the list from Wikipedia. I think it's more up-to-date then the others posted here because it has additions that I've made ^_^


Edited by JmanA9

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As far as I know, the '301' ANAC's are now defunct. I may have some new news as to the current MD, VA, DC Verizon ANAC soon; however, I know for sure that it's seven digit dial.


Yep, I was in 301 in June, and I tried all of the listed ANACS, and none of them worked. I also couldn't find ringback or any other test codes.


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I like this idea, I shal continue my search.



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Can anyone access the 770 anac anymore? I get Pat Fleet NIS repeated 2 times, then ring four times then disconnect. Someone else confirmed to be on att, just rings out.

I'm not sure what route my calls are taking presently, however I cannot dial 959 numbers. I do get pat fleet on the 770 number but my friend that can dial the 959s, just rings out for them.

I forget the specifics with this anac --not sure if its been changed or not.



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Works for me - sorta. I asked a few friends to give me a hand with this one; it works fine on 0732, but in places where there's a 5ESS toll tandem present (Richmond, Phoenix, basically most places near a big city), you'll get a recording from the local 4ESS when you try on 0288. Maybe there was some kind of translations update that's causing a problem?

I can't speak for the error you got, but AT&T being, well, AT&T, the way calls route is a little different over everything.

The "new" AT&T long distance networks (legacy SBC/Bellsouth; I think they both use DMS-250s) have their own routes and use the 4E network to get anywhere they don't serve, so the translations for the ANAC may not apply. I can't explain a lot about AT&T Wireless or OSPS, but they'll just ring on both. Supposedly, AT&T Wireless has some long distance facilities of their own. A tech I spoke with mentioned they would use Sonus switches occasionally, the wireless network might very well be where they stuck them.

By the way, maybe try some 959s in a Qwest state? If you're on one of the SBC/Bellsouth networks, I think that's one place they'll terminate through a 4E normally. Definitely try a different PIC anyway.


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It still works for me on 0288 and 0732.


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wikipedia now has a page!


I am a dumbass. This has already been posted here.

Im going to leave it anyways...


A technician will call a local ANAC's phone number. This number connects to a computer at a local central office, which uses a voice synthesizer or digital samples to "speak" the phone number of the line calling in. The main purpose of this system is to allow phone company technicians to identify which telephone line they are connected to.

Because this system is based on automatic number identification (not caller ID) and meant for phone company technicians, the ANAC system works with unlisted numbers, numbers with caller ID blocking, and numbers with no outgoing calls allowed. Installers of multi-line business services where outgoing calls from all lines display the company's main number on call display can use ANAC to identify a specific line in the system, even if CID displays every line as "line one".

Some ANACs are very regional or local in scope, while others are state-/province- or area-code-wide: there appears to be no consistent national system for them. Every telephone company, whether large or small, determines its own ANAC for each individual central office, which tends to perpetuate the current situation of a mess of overlapping and/or spotty areas of coverage.[1] No official lists of ANAC numbers are published as telephone companies believe overuse of these numbers could make them more likely to be busy when needed by installers.[2]

958 local test exchanges

Under the North American Numbering Plan, almost all North American area codes reserve telephone numbers beginning with 958 and 959 for internal local and long distance testing (respectively), sometimes called plant testing. (One exception is Winnipeg, which reserves 959 only). Numbers within this block are used for various test utilities such as a ringback number (to test the ringer when installing telephone sets), milliwatt tone (a number simply answers with a continuous test tone) and a loop around (which connects a call to another inbound call to the same or another test number). ANAC numbers can also appear in the 958 range, but there is no requirement that they reside there.

In some area codes, multiple additional prefixes had been reserved for test purposes, in addition to the standard 958 and 959. Many area codes reserved 999; 320 was also formerly reserved in Bell Canada territory. As widespread inefficiencies in numbering (such as the assignment of entire blocks of 10000 numbers to every competing carrier in every small village to support local number portability schemes) have created shortages of available numbers, these prefixes are often "reclaimed" and issued as standard exchanges, moving the handful of numbers in them to one standard test exchange (usually 958).

Some carriers have been known to disable payphone calls to 958 or 959 test lines, such as Bell Canada's system-wide ANAC line at 958-2580 or (area code) 958-6111. Conversely, a standard line on which voice service has been unsubscribed (such as an ADSL dry loop) may still accept calls to the 958 test exchange but not allow calls to standard numbers. This "soft disconnect" condition is intended to allow calls to 9-1-1 emergency services and to the telco business office to order telephone service, but to no other numbers.

Tollfree numbers

Some large telephone companies have toll-free numbers set up. In most cases, these numbers remain undisclosed to prevent abuse, but MCI maintains this widely-published, toll-free ANAC: 1-800-437-7950. This is distinct from technical support and other lines which use ANI so that a computer can automatically display the customer's account on a "screen pop" for the next available customer service representative: the MCI number is intended specifically for ANAC use.

Formerly, some companies changed their ANAC number every month for secrecy; this is still the case with a few numbers. In one example of this concern, most payphones in the United States are assigned a telephone number and can ring if the number is called. The phone can then be used to make and receive calls by anyone, making it a potential tool in anonymous criminal activity such as narcotics trafficking. Where a payphone does not have any number listed on the unit, the number can be discovered by calling an ANAC service.

Late in the 20th century, caller ID and prepaid cellphone service became commonplace. These services being more easily exploited for criminal purposes, this type of abuse of payphones faded from concern. In Canada, this behaviour has always been more difficult. As a matter of course, incoming calls to payphones are disabled; furthermore, the Bell ANAC number is also disabled.

There are some private national toll-free numbers that use ANI and then have a computer read back the number that is calling, but these are not intended for use in identifying the customer's own phone number. They are used in order for the agent in the call center to confirm the phone the customer is calling from, so that a computer can automatically display the customer's account on a "screen pop" for the next available customer service representative; they are distinct from purpose-made toll-free ANAC numbers. Regardless, if one were to call one of these numbers, listen for the number confirmation and hang up, they would in effect be using this system as if it were an ANAC.

One such toll-free service is one owned by MCI - 1-800-444-4444. This number is easy to remember and, when called, will read back your number after a very short message.[3] It is noteworthy that a suspended or out of service line or an incoming only line would not be able to reach any toll-free numbers.

ANAC numbers

For easier reference, the list is presented by area code. In some regions, there are several numbers, depending on the telephone company and/or the area you are calling from as there can be several central offices serving some areas. All are local numbers.

Information is presented in the following form:

Area code: ANAC approximate geographic region

United States

Disclaimer: This list is primarily for historic archival purposes. There is no guarantee that any of these numbers work, but they are placed here regardless.

In some cases. if a prefix outside the 958 or 959 range is listed as a test exchange, these may be reclaimed and issued as standard numbers at a later date. NANPA's utilised codes report[4] will indicate 'UA' (unassignable) for valid test prefixes; if a formerly 'UA' code newly appears on the available list[5] or becomes an active exchange, any former test numbers from its time as a reserved prefix are presumable as invalid and deprecated. N11 prefixes such as 211, 311 and 511 are also often disappearing as test numbers as these codes are reassigned to local services such as community information, city hall, road conditions or non-emergency police inquiries.

201: 958 Hackensack/Jersey City/Newark/Paterson, NJ

202: 811 District of Columbia

203: 959-9822 CT

205: 300-222-2222 Birmingham, AL

205: 300-555-5555 Many Small Towns in AL

205: 300-648-1111 Dora, AL

205: 300-765-4321 Bessemer, AL

205: 300-798-1111 Forestdale, AL

205: 300-833-3333 Birmingham

205: 557-2311 Birmingham, AL (deprecated, 557 is now Cingular Vernon)

205: 811 Pell City/Cropwell/Lincoln, AL

205: 841-1111 Tarrant, AL (deprecated, 841 is now a standard Birmingham exchange)

205: 908-222-2222 Birmingham, AL

206: 411 WA (Not US West)

207: 958 ME

209: 959-1122 Stockton, CA

210: 830 Brownsville/Laredo/San Antonio, TX

210: 951 Brownsville/Laredo/San Antonio, TX (GTE) (deprecated, 951 is available for reassignment as of 2012.)

212: 958 Manhattan, NY

213: 959-1122 Los Angeles, CA (English Response)

214: 570 Dallas, TX (deprecated, now a standard exchange)

214: 790 Dallas, TX (GTE) (deprecated, now a standard exchange)

214: 970-222-2222 Dallas, TX

214: 970-611-1111 Dallas, TX (Southwestern Bell)

215: 511 Philadelphia, PA was deprecated by state-wide use of 511 as road info in 2009; PA is the 36th state to adopt the system.[6]

215: 958 Philadelphia, PA

216: 331 Akron/Canton/Cleveland/Lorain/Youngstown, OH (deprecated, 331 is available for assignment as a new CO code as of 2012.)

216: 959-9892 Akron/Canton/Cleveland/Lorain/Youngstown, OH

219: 550 Gary/Hammond/Michigan City/Southbend, IN (deprecated, 550 is available for reassignment as of 2012.)

219: 559 Gary/Hammond/Michigan City/Southbend, IN (deprecated, 559 is available for reassignment as of 2012.)

276: 118 Embarq (formerly Centel of VA)

301: 2002006969 Hagerstown/Rockville, MD

301: 958-9968 Hagerstown/Rockville, MD

305: 200-555-1212 Ft. Lauderdale/Key West/Miami, FL

305: 200200200200200 Ft. Lauderdale/Key West/Miami, FL

305: 780-2411 Ft. Lauderdale/Key West/Miami, FL

309: 959-1114 Central IL (Frontier, Ex-Verizon)

310: 958-1114 Los Angeles, CA (GTE)

310: 959-1114 West Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA (Verizon) <Current for all GTE>

310: 959-1122 Compton/Gardena, Beverly Hills etc., CA (Current for all PB switches)

310: 959-1122 San Pedro/Wilmington, CA (AT&T)

312: 200 Chicago, IL

312: 290 Chicago, IL

312: 1-200-8825 Chicago, IL (Last Four Change Rapidly)

312: 1-200-555-1212 Chicago, IL

313: 200-200-2002 Ann Arbor/Dearborn/Detroit, MI

313: 200-222-2222 Ann Arbor/Dearborn/Detroit, MI

313: 200200200200200 Ann Arbor/Dearborn/Detroit, MI

315: 953 Syracuse/Utica, NY (deprected, 953 is now a standard exchange in Vernon)

315: 958 Syracuse/Utica, NY

315: 998 Syracuse/Utica, NY

317: 310-222-2222 Indianapolis/Kokomo, IN

317: 559-222-2222 Indianapolis/Kokomo, IN

317: 743-1218 Indianapolis/Kokomo, IN

334: 557-2411 Montgomery, AL

334: 557-2311 Montgomery, AL

337: 370 New Iberia, LA

337: 720 Lafayette Vermillion, LA

337: 350 Lafayette Main, LA

352: 200-2002 Gainesville, FL

401: 200-200-4444 RI

402: 311 Lincoln, NE <Verified 05/09/2006>

404: 311 Atlanta, GA

404: 990 Atlanta, GA

405: 890-7777777 Enid/Oklahoma City, OK

405: 897 Enid/Oklahoma City, OK

407: 200-222-2222 Orlando/West Palm Beach, FL (Bell South)

407: 520-3111 Orlando/West Palm Beach, FL (United)

408: 959-1122 San Jose, CA

409: 951 Beaumont/Galveston, TX

410: 200-200-6969 Annapolis/Baltimore, MD

410: 200-555-1212 Annapolis/Baltimore, MD

410: 811 Annapolis/Baltimore, MD

412: 211 Pittsburgh, PA (DTMF Response)

412: 975 Pittsburgh, PA

413: 958 Pittsfield/Springfield, MA

413: 200-555-5555 Pittsfield/Springfield, MA

414: 330-2234 Fond du Lac/Green Bay/Milwaukee/Racine, WI

415: 959-1122 San Francisco, CA <Current PB for all switches>

417: 959-1122 Joplin, MO

419: 311 Toledo, OH

423: 200-200-200 Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, TN

434: 118 Charlottesville, VA

434: 311 Danville, VA (Verizon)

478: 990 Dublin, GA. (BELLSOUTH & AT&T)

478: 3336 Metter, GA. (PINELAND TELEPHONE)

480: 958-7847 Phoenix Metro Area (QWEST)

501: 511 AR

502: 2002222222 Frankfort/Louisville/Paducah/Shelbyville, KY

502: 997-555-1212 Frankfort/Louisville/Paducah/Shelbyville, KY

503: 266-1021 Canby, OR

503: 697-0053 Lake Oswego, OR

503: 611 Portland, OR

503: 999 Portland, OR (GTE)

503: 958 Portland, OR (CLEC, MCIMetro ATS)

504: 997-1111 New Orleans/Metairie/Kenner/River Ridge, LA (Bell South) <Verified 02/04/2006>

504: 99882233 Baton Rouge/New Orleans, LA

504: 201-269-1111 Baton Rouge/New Orleans, LA

504: 998 Baton Rouge/New Orleans, LA

504: 99851-0000000000 Baton Rouge/New Orleans, LA

505: 243-0049 Albuquerque Metro, NM

508: 958 Fall River/New Bedford/Worchester, MA

508: 200-222-1234 Fall River/New Bedford/Worchester, MA

508: 200-222-2222 Fall River/New Bedford/Worchester, MA

508: 26011 Fall River/New Bedford/Worchester, MA

509: 560 Spokane/Walla Walla/Yakima, WA

510: 959-1122 Oakland, CA

512: 830 Austin/Corpus Christi, TX

513: 380-55555555 Cincinnati/Dayton, OH

515: 280-1241 Des Moines Metro Area (RBOC), IA

515: 552# Des Moines Metro Area (CLEC), IA

515: 5463 Des Moines, IA

515: 811 Des Moines, IA

516: 958 Hempstead/Long Island, NY

516: 968 Hempstead/Long Island, NY

517: 200-222-2222 Bay City/Jackson/Lansing, MI

517: 200200200200200 Bay City/Jackson/Lansing, MI

518: 511 Albany/Schenectady/Troy, NY

518: 997 Albany/Schenectady/Troy, NY

518: 998 Albany/Schenectady/Troy, NY

530: 959-1122 Davis, CA <Current for all PB switches in CA>

540: 211 Roanoke, VA (GTE)

540: 311 Roanoke, VA (GTE)

541: 200 Bend, OR

541: 330-0024 Bend, OR

561: 364-1781 West Palm Beach/Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL

602: 958-7847 Phoenix Metro Area (QWEST)

602: 253-0227 Phoenix Metro Area (QWEST)

603: 200-222-2222 New Hampshire (NH)

603: 958 New Hampshire (NH)

606: 997-555-1212 Ashland/Winchester, KY

606: 711 Ashland/Winchester, KY

607: 993 Binghamton/Elmira, NY

608: 884-1206 Edgerton, WI

609: 958 Trenton/Atlantic City, NJ

610: 958 Allentown/Reading, PA

610: 958-4100 Allentown/Reading, PA

615: 200200200200200 Chattanooga/Knoxville/Nashville, TN

615: 2002222222 Chattanooga/Knoxville/Nashville, TN

615: 830 Nashville, TN

616: 200-222-2222 Battle Creek/Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, MI

617: 200-222-1234 Boston, MA

617: 200-222-2222 Boston, MA

617: 200-444-4444 Boston, MA (Woburn, MA)

617: 220 Boston, MA

617: 220-2622 Boston, MA

617: 958 Boston, MA

618: 930 Alton/Cairo/Mt. Vernon, IL

619: 959-1122 San Diego, CA

620: 959-1122 Southern KS

623: 958-7847 Phoenix Metro Area (QWEST)

650: 959-1122 Palo Alto/Mountain View, CA

659: 220-2622 Newmarket, NH

682: 959-1122 Ft. Worth, TX (AT&T / SBC)

682: 970-1234 Ft. Worth, TX (AT&T / SBC)

702: 889-4579 Las Vegas, NV (Embarq)

703: 211 VA

703: 511-3636 Culpeper/Orange/Fredericksburg, VA

703: 811 Alexandria/Arlington/Roanoke, VA

707: 211-2222 Eureka, CA

708: 1-200-555-1212 Chicago/Elgin, IL

708: 1-200-8825 Chicago/Elgin, IL (Last Four Change Rapidly)

708: 200-6153 Chicago/Elgin, IL

712: 580-9999 Council Bluffs, IA

713: 380 Houston, TX

713: 811 Humble, TX

713: 380-5555-5555 Houston, TX

714: 959-1114 Huntington Beach, CA (GTE)

714: 959-1122 Anaheim, CA (PacBell)

716: 511 Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY

716: 990 Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY

717: 711 Coaldale/Lansford/Summit Hill, PA (Alltel)

717: 958 Harrisburg/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA

718: 958 Bronx/Brooklyn/Queens/Staten Island, NY

732: 958 For Verizon land lines.

732: *99 For Optimum Phone Service

760: 959-1114 Palm Springs/Palm Desert, CA (Current for all GTE CA switches)

760: 959-1122 Oceanside/Escondido/Fallbrook, CA (Current for all AT&T/PB switches)

781: 200-2222222 Boston

781: 511 RCN Phone Service Users, at Least in Dedham, MA

787: 787-959-1240 PRTC

787: 787-959-1250 PRTC

770: 780-2311 Atlanta/Marietta/Norcross, GA

802: 222-2222-2222 Vermont

802: 200-222-2222 Vermont

802: 1-700-222-2222 Vermont

802: 111-2222 Vermont

802: 200-1111 Vermont

804: 990 Virginia Beach/Richmond, VA

805: 959-1114 Santa Barbara/Thousand Oaks, CA

805: 959-1122 Bakersfield/San Luis Obispo, CA

805: 959-1123 Bakersfield/San Luis Obispo, CA (?) (Returns DTMF Tones)

810: 200200200200200 Flint/Pontiac/Southfield/Troy, MI

810: 311 Pontiac/Southfield/Troy, MI

812: 410-555-1212 Evansville, IN

812: 959-1114 Farmersburg/North Terre Haute/South Terre Haute/Riley, Indiana

813: 311 St. Petersburg/Tampa, FL

814: 958-2111 Cresson, PA

815: 270-3374 Crystal Lake, IL

815: 770-3374 Crystal Lake, IL

815: 290 La Salle/Rockford, IL

816: 959-1122 Kansas City Metro Area (Missouri Side)

817: 211 Ft. Worth/Waco, TX

817: 970-611-1111 Ft. Worth/Waco, TX (Southwestern Bell)

817: 970-1234 Ft. Worth, TX (AT&T / SBC)

817: 959-1122 Ft. Worth, TX (AT&T / SBC)

831: 959-1122 Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey Counties, CA <Current for all PB switches>

845: 990 Hudson Valley Region, NY

856: 958 Camden/Vineland, NJ

860: 959-9822 CT

903: 970-611-1111 Tyler, TX

904: 200-222-222 Jackonsville/Pensacola/Tallahassee, FL

906: 1-200-222-2222 Marquette/Sault Ste. Marie, MI

907: 811 AK

908: 958 New Brunswick, NJ

908: 311-MMYY Embarq (formerly Sprint United of NJ) (MMYY is current Month/Year)

909: 111 Riverside/San Bernardino Counties, CA (GTE) <This is the GT Ringback/TT code, no ID here>

909: 959-1122 Colton/Fontana/Highland, CA (Current for all PB switches)

909: 114 and 959-1114 Ontario/Pomona/San Bernardino, CA (Current for all GTE switches in CA)

912: 940 Vidalia, GA. (BELLSOUTH & AT&T)

913: 959-1122 Kansas City Metro Area (Kansas side)

914: 990-1111 Peekskill/Poughkeepsie/White Plains/Yonkers, NY (990 without more Verizon works fine from all exchanges I've checked)

914: *99 for Cablevision/Optimum Voice

916: 959-1122 Sacramento, CA (Pac Bell)

916: 461 Sacramento, CA (Roseville Telephone)

919: 200 Durham, NC

919: 711 Durham, NC

919: 958-1114 Durham, NC

925: 959-1122 Contra Costa County, CA

928: 666-1111 Northern Arizona

954: 200-555-1212 Ft. Lauderdale, FL

954: 200200200200200 Ft. Lauderdale, FL

954: 780-2411 Ft. Lauderdale, FL

970: 958-(any 4 digits) Greeley, CO (Qwest)

972: 959-1122 Plano, TX (AT&T / SBC)

972: 970-1234 Plano, TX (AT&T / SBC)

973: 958 Verizon Northern NJ

973: 311-MMYY Embarq (formerly Sprint United of NJ) (MMYY is current Month/Year)

985: 998-222-2222 Houma, LA

270: 559 AT&T, Fishskill NY.

880: 739 Verizon, Yuka Flats Wa.


The current use of exchange prefixes for each area code is listed by CNAC;[7] if an exchange changes from "plant test" to reclaimed or active, any former test numbers with the associated prefix are invalidated. Commonly-used test numbers for major carriers include:

555-0311 Rogers (403 Alberta, 519 613 Ontario)

958-2580 Bell Canada (519 613 705 905 Ontario)

958-6111 Telus landline (403 780 Alberta, 250 BC)

959-4444 Manitoba Telephone System (204 MB) (959 is used as 958 is a regular Winnipeg exchange, not a test prefix)

Additional codes may be in use locally in some areas:

306: 115 Saskatchewan

403: 555-0311 Alberta (GroupTel - may work in other parts of Canada - untested)

403: 705-0311 Alberta (Allstream - may work in other parts of Canada - untested)

416: 477-0034 Toronto, Ontario (Fibernetics - verified August 1, 2012)

416: 477-0035 Toronto, Ontario (Fibernetics - verified August 1, 2012)

416: 981-0001 Toronto, Ontario (verified July 1, 2010)

416: 958-ANAC (958-2622) Toronto

604: 1116 British Columbia

604: 1211 British Columbia

709: 958-9999 Newfoundland and Labrador (verified June 19, 2006)

819: 959-1135 Most of Outaouais region

905: 310-3789 Mississauga, Ontario (Now no longer includes loop line or ringback.)

In Bell Canada territory, +1-areacode-320 was a former test number; in all known instances, these numbers were moved to the 958-xxxx range and 320-xxxx reclaimed for use as a standard exchange. The use of N11 prefixes (such as 3-1-1) for test numbers is also deprecated as in many communities 3-1-1 now reaches city hall or municipal services while 2-1-1 is local community information.

Some lists also mention 1-555-1313 as ANAC (506 New Brunswick). The purpose of +1-areacode-555-1313, a pay-per-use "name that number" reverse lookup information service introduced in the mid-1990s, differs from ANAC. ANAC announces the caller's own number; the reverse lookup gives the directory name for a listed telephone number input by the user.

Toll-free ANACs

Please note that it is always preferable to call the local ANAC; only if the local ANAC number can not be called is it advisable to call a toll-free ANAC number. It is also preferable to call an open ANAC rather than the password-protected one given below.

800-437-7950 MCI ANAC (no input needed)

800-223-1104 PASSWORD-PROTECTED [dial 195632, 490456, 910777, or 911306]

The below numbers are not true ANAC numbers; however, they do read back one's phone number. These numbers provide valuable services to the customers they serve; it is, therefore, inadvisable to misuse them.



800-314-4258 MCI CUST SERV LINE

800-333-3232 " "

800-444-0800 " "

800-444-2222 " "

800-444-3333 " "

800-444-4444 " "

800-444-5555 " "

800-555-1221 " "

800-888-7737 " "

800-950-9999 " "


United Kingdom

17070, BT Linetest Facilities

08081707788, it does have a long introductory message, but it is useful on COCOTs which have 17070 barred.

18866, Same recording as 08081707788 but a shorter number to remember.

020 81 803 803, Same recording as 08081707788. These numbers are set up by a company offering low charge calls in the UK, these numbers are meant to be used as a sort of operator that you go through in order to qualify for these cheap calls. However, if the phone you are dialling these numbers from is already registered with this company it will not announce your number.


19 9000

This service will read back your line number on all Eircom lines, including lines where calls are carried by another provider using carrier preselect. The same number also works for Smart Telecom lines provided by local-loop unbundling.

Your number will be called out without the lead 0. For example, 021 XXX XXXX will be read back as "21 XXX XXXX".

There is also an extended ANAC service for identifying which carrier handles your calls. Dialling these numbers will cause the local switch to announce which carrier your calls are being routed through for a specific category of calls.

19 800 - International calls

19 822 - Local calls

19 801 - Calls to other parts of the Republic of Ireland, Irish mobile numbers and to landlines in Northern Ireland.




127 22 123

1800 801 920

New Zealand

1956 or 0(8)320-1231 area code & number

1957 or 0(8)320-1234 local number

You can also dial from overseas to test if your (CPN) Caller ID number is being passed on to New Zealand. Dial +64(8)320-1231, from USA/Canada and rest of NANP dial 011-64-8-320-1231 to hear your 3 digit area code & 7 digit local number read back to you from N.Z. {Dion Wood "NewZealandAmerican" Tel: +1(800)808-KIWI (Illinois)}

South Africa

+27 21 405 9111 Cape Town ANAC

+27 21 405 9116 Cape Town ANAC with callback


^ List of local ANAC phone numbers in United States, Canada, Australia and Britain

^ DSLreports: Identifying the telephone number of an ADSL dry loop (Canada)


^ NANPA utilised CO codes, report for one selected area code, NeuStar Inc.

^ NANPA list of available CO codes (per area code)

^ "PennDot launches 511 travellers info service". Philadelphia Inquirer. September 2, 2009.

^ "CO codes (list of all exchanges in each area code, including test and reserved prefixes)". Canadian Numbering Administrator.

Edited by Afterm4th

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What's great about these listings is that half of the stuff that's current was put there by Binrev members.


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Why would you even want more than one ANAC number? They all do the same things right? I have heard of a few giving away the ANI 2 number which tells what kind of service you have, but have never heard it before.



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Why would you even want more than one ANAC number? They all do the same things right?


If nothing else, it's good to have backups if one moves/goes offline or if you can only reach certain ANACs from specific service providers. As mentioned in the initial post, some ANACs are really limited in their service area, while others are less limited to, say, an area code.


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Why would you even want more than one ANAC number? They all do the same things right? I have heard of a few giving away the ANI 2 number which tells what kind of service you have, but have never heard it before.


No, some read different ANI fields. Remember, there's two fields for ANI in SS7. Others fill in missing digits (for example, if you deliver partial or no ANI) with zeroes. If you play around with the phone network long enough, you'll find there's a lot of things that aren't as they seem at face value. In reality, the only way you're going to find all these things is to just enjoy the network. I'm not saying you should go out of your way to collect every ANAC ever, but if you find one, don't shrug it off - enjoy the variety of the voices and equipment, and just make note of it. The less you try using different things, the less you're going to find.


For example, here's an ANAC in rural Pennsylvania that reads charge number (the ANI field not used for caller ID) - 570-586-0002. Though you probably wouldn't know it by picking up a line on that switch and dialing it locally, I'm willing to bet it's configured to look for digits in a certain place, and something about sending a call over an incoming trunk group moves the position of the last seven digits over by one space.

Here's what the same arrangement sounds like when it's configured right; 570-585-0086. The ANAC is just reading back what the switch sends it as MFs, so for this example, the difference in equipment type is irrelevant.


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Here's one I stumbled into the other day:


It read back my caller ID, OLI and ANI.

Edited by durtymomma

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Contacted company owning ANAC and was given another number to test:




It reads back privacy/presentation indicator, CID, OLI & ANI.




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