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Re: How Do I Learn an Unknown Number?

Herb Stein (
Wed, 24 Nov 2004 23:33:41 -0600

Tony P. <> wrote in message

> In article <>,
> says:

>> Nathan Strom <> wrote in message

>>> (reking) wrote in message
>>> news:<>:

>>>> Anyone know how I can retrieve a phone number for a line that I have
>>>> recently discovered within our business.

>>>> SBC is our carrier but they tell me I would have to have someone come
>>>> out and trace the line at a charge. Is there a way of determining the
>>>> nimber by using some code entered on the phone.

>>> If there's a dialtone on the line, hook up a phone and try calling
>>> 1-888-902-9998. It should read back the number of the calling phone.

>>> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: I tried it just now and it worked fine
>>> on my Vonage line, and also on my cell phone line. PAT]

>> Whoopie! Works from the Great White North also!

>> Who runs this?

> Interestingly it uses Caller ID data, not the BTN. I tried it using my
> Vonage VoIP phone which is currently using virtual number
> 401-608-nnnn, but it passes 401-621-nnnn as Caller ID and that's what
> the 888 number read back to me.

Whwn I call from the number in my sig (Cingular cell), I get 636 536-4107.
Maybe the number of my closest tower?

Herb Stein
314 952-4601

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