American Phone Numbers: A system frozen in time:
This post is about me: Playing around with Phone Numbers for fun
I stumbled across this nerdy list of all the old telephone numbering system the USA uses called the
North American Numbering Plan
North American Numbering Plan - Wikipedia
Here's my look at the weird stuff that is still left over from the good old Ma bell telephone days...
Results in a really quick disconnection, im curious what its purpose was
Apparitly it was to allow for gov calls to go though when the phones are congested..hmm. Meh.
sadly all the other ones dont work eather...
Source: Vertical service code - Wikipedia
2) Fictional phone numbers...
- 555 XXXX are fake
through 555-0199 are reserved for fictional use
Some famous non fake phone numbers
I knew about
411, 911 (a classic), 811 (kinda)
new ones for me were:
- 211 Local info or social services
- 611 Telephone line repair service (archaic)
- 711 Help for people with disabilities
- 311 gov or non-emergency police
3) weird way to use
411 1-(aria code)-555-1212
results: goes to 411, so also meh..
4) Trinidad and Tobago's phone code is
TNT how cool!
5) Cool old shit...
TUCoPS :: Phreaking Caller ID :: anac.txt
by oran collins github.com/wisehackermonkey oranbusiness (ascii character 64 decimal) gmail (ascii character 46 decimal) com 20210419