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    If you're asking why someone would need to do this, it's for calling other people in the same house without having to go to the floor that they are on to talk to them.

    time to invest in a siemens gigaset : ).

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    Originally posted by LABachlr
    Thing is, I have three way calling. So I will be able to dial another number. However, I can still do this and make it ring. I can call any number that answers, click over to the other line, and then hang up. It rings, but it puts me back on the phone with the automated number that I dialed originally.

    You used to be able to pick up the receiver, dial some numbers (not even enough digits for a local call), and then hang up. It would then ring. When the phone was picked up, and then someone else picked up another phone in the house that uses the same line, you could talk to each other.

    With the method that you suggest, you'd have to talk over the automated machine. Thanks for the effort, though.

    Yep, BUT it does RING! =)

    Another way is getting the old phones where you have to spin the #s.
    U hang up quickly a couple of times w/ your fingers and it'll call back. I use to have the list of the sequence u do it in but no more =(


    oh wellz. good luck on calling urself.

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    Meh. Calling myself doesn't work!

    Oh well, that's why we have cell phones.

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    Re: On A Similar Subject

    Originally posted by SAsprintman
    Does anyone know the number that the TELCO People dial out that tells them what # they are calling from. its an automated computer that says out your phone number??
    Here is one number that leads to an ANAC that will read back the number, however it seems that it only works for landlines
    1-800-444-4444

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    Re: Re: On A Similar Subject

    Originally posted by penguin
    Here is one number that leads to an ANAC that will read back the number, however it seems that it only works for landlines
    1-800-444-4444
    Awesome. Thanks. It's not the same number that the DSL guy gave me, but yours is even better because it even gives you the area code (which the DSL guy's number did not), and it's very easy to remember. Very cool.
    Last edited by LABachlr; 10-05-2003 at 12:21 PM.

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    Originally posted by GrumpyCellUser
    Another way is getting the old phones where you have to spin the #s.
    U hang up quickly a couple of times w/ your fingers and it'll call back. I use to have the list of the sequence u do it in but no more =(
    Thanks, but I still think that's only going to work in Canada. Also, I have call waiting and three way calling, so that may hinder it from working as well.


    oh wellz. good luck on calling urself.
    LOL. Thanks.

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    Originally posted by obsidianic
    If you're asking why someone would need to do this, it's for calling other people in the same house without having to go to the floor that they are on to talk to them.

    time to invest in a siemens gigaset : ).
    Yeah, actually I already suggested that we use the cordless's page/intercom feature, but that means you can only use that phone and that base to do it. Siemens is a definite alternative.

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    Re: On A Similar Subject

    Originally posted by SAsprintman
    Does anyone know the number that the TELCO People dial out that tells them what # they are calling from. its an automated computer that says out your phone number??
    In Verizon areas, specifically the former GTE regions you could dial 958-1114 and it should read back your number. Otherwise just use 800-555-1180.

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    both those 800 #'s work from my landline..
    but when i called the 800-444-4444 from my cell..it read back a number WAY off of my cell #

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    in toronto, i remember using it, when it called you back
    the number would be 123-456-7890
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    Post That's a ringback!

    Quote Originally Posted by LABachlr View Post
    Does anyone know the number that you dial on your own landline phone that will make it ring when you hang up?
    The number you are looking for is called a ringback number. Wikipedia article:

    en|wikipedia|org>wiki>Ringback_number

    There is a list of them here:

    www|angelfire|com>electronic>JGC>Ring|html

    (replace | with . and > with /)

    if you can't find your area in that list, just Google "ringback number list" and you're sure to find something. Here in Nova Scotia will Bell Aliant service it is 575-xxx-xxxx where the x's are your seven digit number. However if you are with Eastlink (cable based telephone service) the number is different. (don't have it on me but I have it.. if someone wants it let me know) The point is, if you have a telephone different than "Ma Bell," then you'll have to find the ringback number that works with that service. .....but all landline services have them. The tech's use them to test a freshly installed telephone.


    Hope that helps someone!
    Darkman042

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    i dont know wheather it is possible or not,some of my friends do the trick

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    When I was a kid, to get all the phones in the house to ring, we would dial 550-xxxx on our rotary dial phone and hang up, with xxxx being the last 4 numbers of our phone number. That was in Joisey.

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