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Weird Phone Stories


Often you read about someone having a really bizzare experience with the telephone such as strange rings, recordings, people being patched into your line for no reason, just really strange things. On this page you can share any experiences you've had or know about. All I ask is that they be true stories. If you post nonsense or spam, I'll just delete it.

Apparently only a few people read this introduction because everyone's been posting elite stories about how they screwed this phone company and how they pissed off that operator. Please - just weird stuff here. If you want to post something else, I've made a forum for you. Click here to see it.

Ok, so I got this new line hooked up, and had been using it for like 2 months. I had been doing some long distance bbs calls from it, because it's my computer line. My mom calls me and tells me that this guy named Hanson called her and said thet her number was on his phone bill. I was like oh crap what did I do. But then they called the data line and I answered. The guy was like all mad thinking I was screwing him, but I actually didn't do anything. The stupid phone company never switched the billing address or aomething so they billed that guy! HAHAHAH It turned out that he had the number before me. I never got billed for the long distance BBS calls. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHH Check out my website. It's all about dumpster diving and has a cool message board and guestbook to screw with.
DumpsterD <>
Hell, NJ USA -
Yo me and Nocturnus went to the mall one day so we started fuckin wif de fones near the bathrooms, and we had gotten real high before this incident... well i started gettin hungry duh, and started gettin pissed because he was fuckin around with the fone to much, so i started hittin (pounding actually) the + volume button on the SWBell phone, i hit it probably around 20 times, then all of a sudden my ass gets knocked down by the electric shock dealt by the fone. my friend is still standing but dazed and his call got disconnected, damn the was fucked up!!! So we go up to the security guard, and tell him about it and of course we were reeking, so hes all lookin at us very strangely, and we try to convince him that the fone shocked us and could possibly kill a little kid!!! He finally told us hed check it out and we went and ate and then went to the arcade until we wernt high anymore..
G-NuTz <>
Beaumont, TX USA -
when i moved back into my house i hooked my phone in my room up and i could hear these weird voises saying they was coming for me and there was noway to exape iam still shit myself when i think about it. its been a mounth and nothing has happened so far...................
grim reaper <>
newtonfalls, oh USA -
Hey. Here's my weird and somewhat annoying phone story: When my girlfriend stands in a certain place in her room while on the phone, we can both hear the local AM station in the backgroud. It's pretty faint, but still intelligible. By the way, neither of us use a cordless, so it's pretty strange.
Op8 <>
Pacific Bell recently changed their policy about diverting. They will no longer dial 800 numbers for people. I knew there had to be a way around it, so I called and said I needed a special service. I claimed to be blind, and said that I wasn't at home. She asked what number I wanted to dial, and she dialed the 800 number for me! (just a quick-tip for you PacBell local junkies)
Captor of Sin
Los Angeles, CA USA -
ok my last story is still unresolved, but i put the wrong email adress on it. oops. anyways, i have a new 1. i was exchange scanning my school block of # (509-573-26xx) and i found just 1 carrier. i tried to use a terminal and get into it, but all it says is a bunch of shit and then it disconnects me. so the last time i tried to call it, i got a busy signal, and i was like what the fuck, so i tried it again, and it was the fuckin vice principal who answered it!! i yelled in his ear about facism until he hung up(check the url out for info on facism at my school) and then when i called again after i had a smoke, it was the carrier again! wierd, about every 5 calls i will get him on the line. aCeToNe
aCeToNe <>
crackima, wa USA -
Right then. I live in 503 (Portland, Oregon), and Last year, my grandpa gave me his old police scanner, since the local gestapo switched to that bullshit 900 mHz system that you can't listen to without both: A) a 900 mHz scanner, and B) a little chip in it so you can stay on the same conversation (they switch every five seconds). He said I could have it since he couldn't listen to the cops anymore. So I gets it, and immediately realize that I can pick up portable fones with it. So, I'm scanning, not getting anything, and LO! The first one I pick up is my friend who I was getting ready to call and tell him about my newfound acquisition.
Lord Zombie <>
Portland, OR USA -
I was like beating off in the bathroom and like the fone rang and it was like KillerL00p's Mom and she like heard me beating off and she like started having fone sex with me and then I splooged all over the fone and then baywatch came on so I hung up. Cool huh?
Copenhagen <>
Bend, OOR USA -
A few years ago me and a guy from werk were redboxing at a IGA Payphone. It was at like 10 PM so the store was closed. We were on the phone like 2 hours just calling EVERYONE. We made atleast 100 dollars in calls just that night... Anyways, we were in a good prank call to a NewYork chinese resturant, it was really kicking ass cuz the owner was getting really pissed off cuz it was like midnight and that was his house/business, He started to cuss at us really fast and I heard a bunch of clicking sounds and 3 or 4 beeps, really quick and high pitched.... The phone was dead, I hung up, the phone starts to ring! An operator is on the other line!!! She says, this line is being check for trouble. I replied, I was talking miss! then she starts talking about federal offenses with phone deciveing devices and thats when we got the fuck outta there!!!!
Verpine <>
Nagasaki, Mi USA -
Most of this happened on January 5th and it's all totally true. I was programming thr display model cell phone in a radio shack. For the heck of it, I programmed the manager's cell phone number as the phone number of that display phone. I knew that even with the wrong ESN, when someone would dial out, it wouldn't make the call but it would make the managers cell line look busy and not allow any calls into his real cell phone. So I dialed 611 for GTE and left it off the hook so his girlfriend couldn't call or his mom, whatever. What I didn't expect though was the next day, the display phone rang. The manager picked it up, and it was his mom! I thought since it had a different ESN it wouldn't ring but it did. At the same time though, the manager's real cell phone would ring constantly even though the call was answered on the other phone. He picked up his real cell and it shut both phones off. The signal meter went to 0 on both phones so I guess their signals were doubling making neither phone pick up right. This was wierd by itself, but a few hours later, the display rang again, along with the managers phone. This time, both of us answered at the same time. It was a wrong number but the girl on the other line could hear both of us. Anyway, this girl called back about 10 times claiming that her phone kept ringing and the managers cell number was on the caller id every time and when she'd pick up, dead silence. So she tried calling the number and the manager nor the display model phone made any calls out. She thought he was playing some kind of joke but I know no calls were made. They got to talking though and he found out that he knew this girl. She was an old friend from high school that he hasn't seen in 7 years! He never gave her his number or anything or vice versa. How that happened, I don't know. She was in Michigan and the chances of that happening, well, are pretty slim. Weird, huh?
Bob's Radio Show <>
Akron, OH USA -
yea well, im kinda knew at this shit so the fone rings and oh my god-gues what the fuck happened!! like i picked up and there was someone on the other end...weird eh?
deathmaiden <>
shittsville, nj USA -
I was wardialing my area code and listening to the poor souls pick up and say, "Hello, hello?" and laughing my ass off at their total obliviousness. Then my dialer went to the next number, dialed, and got a dial tone. So I'm like, "Kick ass, a diverter." Next day I try calling it and get a busy signal, so I've figured out it's for a business, because it's only busy during business hours, at night and weekends it's free. So I call it up and us an ANI. My number is (XXX) 755-XXXX, the diverter is (XXX) 753-XXXX. The ANI returns a number that is (XXX) 737-XXXX. So now I'm figuring it's multi-routed or something. Anyway, I try dialing it the next day because I didn't get a chance to write down the number that the ANI returned, and I get the scratching, beeping, and howling of a modem/fax machine. It was crazy, I've tried dialing it up with my modem, but doesn't work, so I guess it's a fax machine. I thought it was odd.
Kalony <>
this message was left on my voice mail the night the notorious BIG was killed. "um, yeah. did you do that, um thing?..'cause i heard on the, um..yeah. well, the car is there,, let me know." next night, another message. "great. it's done. no mess? i left that, um..thing there. i'll be there next friday with bring it. the gun." true story.
mia <>
Ok, so, one time i was scanning 318's 896 and somebody answered the fone and told me not to scan their fone number any mo'. pretty weird, HUH?
PoOpNuKeM <>
Lafayette, La USA -
i was talkin on da fone one time and I heard these ppl talking in the background ... so I was like 'okay' then me and my friend hung up and I could still here them. heh ... so I sed 'hey bungholes ... can you shitheds hear me?' supprisingly one of them sed 'yeah' and they both started laffing. It scared the shit outta me for some reason ... but it turns out they weren't talkin to me and they coudln't even hear me. What a co-inkey-dink. heh. :P
LaZaReTH <nuna god damn biz foo!>
ppppppt, LOL USA -
My best friend has lived in his house since I've known him (8 years or so) and his fone number has only changed once. One day I was at school and my grandmother was supposed to pick me up and she was like 2 hours late. Since Matt (my best friend) lives right behind me, I tried calling him collect to ask him if my grandmother's car was even there (I had no money and we don't allow collect billing to my house). I was using 1-800-call-att so in case by some chance his mom answered on his line, I could just hang up. Well instead of he or his mom answering some old woman answered. Thinking I had dialed the wrong number, I hung up and tried again. The same lady answered, so I asked to speak to an operater so I could relay a message that I was calling for Matt. The lady got pissed off and insisted that there was no matt there. I was pretty confused, I thought maybe he had his number changed for some reason and didn't tell me. My grandmother finally showed up and that nite I tried calling Matt again, and this time he answered his fone. When I asked him what was up, he had no clue what I was talking about. We have some guesses about what may have caused it, but if anyone else knows e-mail me.
Radioactive Material <>
Richmond, VA USA -
Well, I have a whole bunch of fone stories, hmmm, which one to tell? Okay, not too long ago UsWest implemented their new pay phone filters, that when +130v is put through the line, activates a filter in the fortress which blocks red tones from the handset. Well, to get arounf this, i would dial my call with a 0 instead of a 1, and get an operator (tsps). After telling the operator that this phone seems to be broken, and i couldn't dial, an that it was the only phone around, she'd ask me if i wanted to pay with coins, and i'd say yes. I'd jiggle my keys like i' was fumbling with change, and red box my way to wherever i was calling,,, mostly. One time this didn't work, and the operator told me "Sir, you'll have to stop using your red bo, because this phone does not recognize red box tones". Well, i told her that i was putting money in and that this phone must be broken, and then i asked her what a red box is, and she replied "a red box is a device to make the sound of a quarter". My next querstion was "Wow, Where can I buy one? I can make free calls? Can i order one from you?" Needless to say she was shocked at my questions, and after apologizing to me, let me red box my call.
ToO sIcKs ZeRo zErO <>
My parents have an old cordless phone that is prone to going out so i have to hang it up on the wall unit, pick up and am able to talk. My friend tells me that during the time it goes out, he can clearly hear other conversations.
Ok so like my parents went to some party at his bosses work. I was on the phone with my friend star when I heard this weird buzszing noise. Then some how I got dissconected from Star and I could here a bunch of laughing and talking throught the phone line. I thought Star was playing a joke on me so I stayed online listnig. Then I heard my parents voices and they were talking and laughing with a bunch of people. I shouted into the phone "Mom!, Dad! can u here me???!!!!" I shouted for a bout 15 minutes and I guess they couldent now I supposed it was my dads celphone and they were playing a joke on me...So finaly I hung up...When my rents got home I asked them about it and my dad said he hadnt used his cell phone and it was in its case with him the whole time and when its in its case there is no way it can like turn on by was it never happend again!
§kitosphrantic <>
Springfeild, NY USA -
I live in the 804 area, one night my line got disconnected because i didn't pay the bill. I was scanning by beige boxing on a cocot line and came across a 1400hz tone that lasted aprox. 1 sec then a voice that said please enter number to be reinitalized followed by pound so i put my number in hit pound it responded with thank you. in it's own little bell digitized voice i got home picked up the line and i had dial tone when i went to dial a number it said please insert 25 cents so i boxed a quarter and it worked.. after about 2 hours it was re-disconnected. and i called the number to do it again and now all the number does is disconect the line for 1 min. when you call it. if people in other area codes want to see what reaction they get from it call (804)526-9929
hEAdtrIp <>
colonial heights, va USA -
I burnt some toast this morning and the phone rang.
Henrietta Jackson <>
Mogadishu, Somalia -
once my fone rang and i answred and it was nasa it was weird
scream <>
mars, USA -
I once used my pillow to pretend I am hacking my phone.
Little Bobby <>
Playland, CA USA -
One day I called my mom's phone number at work after school and told her to pick me up and she came and picked me up. Weird, no?
Little Bobby <>
Playland, CA USA -
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lineman t0m <lineman_t0m@lineman_t0m.c0m>
The other day my dad called me from Indiana and after about 5 seconds we hear this weird loopy noise and all of a sudden his phone line is connected to some guy named Tom Alaman, who lives in raleigh (where I am), and Tom was talking to some guy named Chris who was in Alabama. For some reason my dad replaced Chris and I was on the line, but the only thing I could do was listen, my dad and this weird Tom guy couldn't hear me or anything. My dad calls me back and then he's in the conversation with Tom and Chris again, but this time it's Tom who's blocked and Chris is the one I can hear talking to my dad. I dont know what the hell was up with the lines that day.
Ravenn <>
Raleigh, NC USA -
I was real bored one day and was out boxing just to box. Well anyway,we had been boxing on the same op ,off and on,for about an hour w/o any hitches.(Its a pretty f**king good box) Well all of a sudden the stupid bitch comes out of no where and says"Excuse me sir,but you need to use real money and not a recording." You know the usual speach. But the thing that really pissed me off was the fact that she waited till I was about 5 min into my conversation to tell this along with the fact that she had been "tracing my call". Well about 20 min later when the" cops" arrived we were long gone. But we were only across the street and as soon as the SWB rent-a-pigs showed we called the pay phone and harrased them untill they got pissed and hung up. After that we called the op and bitched her out too. Its not that big a deal but at the time it was funny as hell!
Beavis/beav66613 <modem got fried(I wonder why?) >
Alright, this isn't weird, but funny. Well, me and my friend were at this main fone box... (I mean this box has like half of the town's fone wires in it!) Anyways, we kept on going to it and cutting a whole bunch of the wires in there for like a month or two. In the middle of the month, they were so stupid, that they left 2 spools of 400 feet of fone wire! so we took the wire and cut the wires. heh. then we came back a couple weeks later and they locked it. heh.
Handset <>
Blah, NY USA -
Well i was dailing random numbers as usaul and came across something called a *random access service* ne one ever heard of it ??
inertiaX <>
*, * * -
I was exchange scanning 248's 699 (it doesn't have much) and it started getting late. I guess I was getting tired and I accedentally dialed 999-9996. I get a recording that,in my opinion, if there every was a "weidest" recording award, this one would be a contender. Heres the message: "Your call cannot be accepted. Please call your CABLE COMPANY(!) for more info." I am NOT kidding. To think, whats next, I call the Water Dept. when I have a gas leak?
CSX <>
Somewhere, Michigan Bell Land USA -
first of all it is 1800 KILLGOD so no one is confused, secondly one day I was at a cocot and found it was so crappy that it took MF tones directly no need to dial a 1800 number. so I dialed the repair place and told them that the phone was spitting out coins, then I krazyglued 6 fake quarters to the ground and left, later I went back and this fat ass repair man with his crack showing was trying to crowbar the coins. so now whenever I can I do a similar thing, btw. if you ever go to disneyland the magic store sells these double headed quarters made of plastic, but they look real, in packs of 20 for $2.39, or did when I went there, always use krazy or super glue, elmers doesn't cut it. it is really more of a prank I know but fuck it is fun to watch. btw, try placing a nickel on top of a ninevolt battery when you use a phone with a line, it shocks the hell out of them, and I am away getting high on life and other injectible cereals, so like cheerios
Gryfter <>
Morgan Hill, CA USA -
Okay, basically I was playing around at a fone near my school, dialing random 1800 numbers like 1800 GOSATAN and stuff, anything satanic, because I figured I might make a satanist happy by pretending I was a fundie mental. so I called KILLGOD and got a recording asking for my info number so I dailed random things, it disconnected every 3 times, and is two digits, so I figured it was 100 numbers tops (10* 10) so it wouldn't take long, anyway, at 54 or 45 I think 54 but not sure, I got a weird answering machine no info at all, so still being in a satanically friendly mood I told the guy that the number was killgod and I really thought he should give it up, or i would start sacraficing roosters goats and old ladies in that order, I filled it in with metaphysical mumbo jumbo and fake bible quotes, he still uses the number though so I guess it didn't work. oh well,
Gryfter <>
Morgan Hill, CA USA -
If there are any NZ'ers out there. Go to your phone and ring 136, it makes a really load click sound and then dial tone, but you can't dial anywhere. Can anyone figure this out? By the way, if you hang up, after 10 seconds your phone just goes ballistic and your phone just makes this really strange ring . If you do it at a phriends house, they look at their phone like it's going to explode-really funny. Commander HunnyBear - The HappyLand Kingdom
Commander HunnyBear <>
Happyland, -
A few weeks ago a friend of mine off the net figured out how to rip a sprint partyline thing so we used it constantly. Anyway, the first nite were all sitting there talking (8 of us) and all of a sudden some woman says "what about some buffalo wings?" all of us bust out laffing and kept talking...a few minutes later the same chick yells out "I AINT BRINGING YOU THE FUCKIN BUFFALO WINGS!!" so were liek WTF?? it kept up more frequently this chick babling on to someone about buffalo wings. so we decided we musta fucked em over so much that the lines crossed and hung up to restrart it.
HaPpYKiLL <>
Ft Wayne, IN USA -
One day after school i decieded to go out with some friends, but i needed to know when my dad was going to be home so i could get home before he did. I picked up the phone to call him and dialed the number it rang two times and then i heard a click but noone was on the other line. So i hung up the phone and then picked it up to call him, again i dialed his worknumber but this time it was bussy, so i hung up the phone. Just as soon as i hung up the phone the phone rang. I picked up the phone and it was one of the people at my dads work. I told him that i tried to call and then it sounded like someone picked up the phone but noone was on the line so i hung up and then they called back. Then he was like hmmm i didnt hear the phone ring and he acted like i was stupid or something so i told him to get my dad and that was it.
Crimson Ghost <>
Jefferson City, Mo USA -
I was playing with the phone one day when CompUSA put me on hold, so I switched my phone over to pulse dialing and started pressing 0 a gizillion times as fast as I could until I heard an operator. I stopped and realized my phone had a huge number memery, so I just let it bang out 0's for a while. Then, I went to hang up, and nothing. No dialtone. Then a weird sqeak sound. Then my phone started switching on and off hook, and I knew it was not an extension. I hung up, a few times, still nop dialtone. I was so intreged. I tried hanging up, hopeing for a dialtone for a few minutes and then gave up. About 30 minutes later I came back and presto, dialtone. I must say, I have, Since then, done this on a few instinces with the same results. Too cool. 42222 8
CSX <>
Somewhere, Michigan Bell Land USA -
I was playing with the phone one day when CompUSA put me on hold, so I switched my phone over to pulse dialing and started pressing 0 a gizillion times as fast as I could until I heard an operator. I stopped and realized my phone had a huge number memery, so I just let it bang out 0's for a while. Then, I went to hang up, and nothing. No dialtone. Then a weird sqeak sound. Then my phone started switching on and off hook, and I knew it was not an extension. I hung up, a few times, still nop dialtone. I was so intreged. I tried hanging up, hopeing for a dialtone for a few minutes and then gave up. About 30 minutes later I came back and presto, dialtone. I must say, I have, Since then, done this on a few instinces with the same results. Too cool. 42222 8
CSX <>
Somewhere, Michigan Bell Land USA -
Ok, i'm sure if this is true, or if I got fibbed, bu someone was telling me how he got a new phone line to his house and how when ever he would dial he would hear "Please deposit 25 cents". He called the operator, and the op told him that he was calling from a pay phone! He tried to tell the op, but she couldn't accept that there maybe the slightest chanch the computer was wrong. Anyways, Finally after calling payphone repair service, he found out the highly educated lineman hooked his phone to a pair that was used for a payphone a while ago. He He He.
CSX <>
Somewhere, Michigan Bell Land USA -
I was scanning some 9xx numbers, looking for Good Stuff and I came across a loop. I was at my mom's house watching my sister while she was at work. She owns her own business, so I knew she had free time. My mom knows all about the fone/computer shit I do(she bought me my first tone dialer), so I called her up and said, "Mom, I found a neat number, it's called a loop "blah, blah, blah... I explained to her what a loop was" so call this number when I hang up and I'll be on the other side of the loop, OK?" she sez "Sure honey." I hung up and went to call the number, but when I picked up the telephone, my sister was on demanding to talk to her boyfriend. After explaining the situation to her, I finally called my end of the loop. When I connected I heard all this yelling back and forth, it turns out that when my mom called, there was a lineman on the line and she told HIM to hang-up so her son could try the loop. He told her it was illegal and my mom went balistic on him, telling him that if I got in trouble, she would kill him and shit! I sat there and listened until she hung up, then I called her back and asked why she wasn't at the loop. She told me that she got a wrong number and then got real busy and would try it out later with me!
CountZ3R0 <>
Fone, Land USA -
One day i was playing around on the fone and i decided to call up my friend to talk with him and after awhile i hung-up the fone by mistake and i called him back and it was busy and i hung-up and my fone rang . I pick-up the fone and he was still on the fone like nothing happen. All he heard was his fone ringing and i picking-up the fone. I tried it again to see if it will happpen but it as never happen again. well seeya.
Nuc|earWinter <>
well it goes like this....i have had more then my fair share of gsm accounts & allways found them to b kind of reliable, i do my bit & pay my bills eventually,but the thing that really peaves me off is , I have had serveral accounts with different providers but one in particular really shits me ,TELSTRA you see they trying to bill me 4 numbers that i new i didnt call, how you may ask ? they were old disconnected numbers my old mobile numbers .yet they still insist they r right @#$%ards I dont have that problem anymore Now i use Voda with no probs & no thats strange another good one is a gold Australian phone call 199 119 wichever makes it ring it self back,when it does pick it up & press follow on ,hey presto dial tone & free calls anywhere.....
MrWoLf <>
sydney, nsw Australia -
That last story I wrote was bull... hehe... and lamers still e-mailed me asked for the phone number. It was from Jolly Roger's Good Ol' Handbook
Icarus <>
Blah, OR USA -
Today I was practising dialing with the switch-hook on my home touch-tone fone 'cause I've just started fucking around with it and need all the help I can get. Anyway, I dialed directory assistance (013 in Australia) a high pitched tone came on which lasted for maybe five seconds, then silence. I said shit into the fone but to no avail. I hung up and dialed 013 with the keypad. The Op came on as normal -weird eh?
rockeye <>
Melb., VIC Australia -
That last story was an absolute rip-off dammit, if I want to hear that story I will go look at the ye olde phreakers handbook. And if you ever try to take credit for someone else's story again, Homey G. r0y 's gunna take you DOWN !!
Cmmdr.HunnyBear <>
HappyLand -
Listen to this, This is some of the strangest stuff you will ever hear. I went on a trip to DC last year. One day, I decided to make some calls from the hotel room. I looked at the local area codes and made a few random calls. After 3 or 4 calls. I get an operator. A soft women's voices says "How can I help you?". I said "What number am I calling?" and she replied "This number is no longer in use. Goodbye."... I thought that maybe I was on to something, so I wrote down the number and called it again. This time I said, "If you don't tell me the listing of this number I will get it disconnected!" The woman immediately replies "You now cannot call this number. Goodbye." The next day, I asked my uncle, Who is in the CIA, if he knew about this number. He said "Where did you get that number! Never dial it again!" I said "Why?" He Replied "BECAUSE IT IS THE PRESIDENT'S BOMB SHELTER!"
Icarus <>
ReddBoxx, OR USA -
one time, I wanted to go see a movie, so I picked up the phone to beep my phriend to see if he wanted to go, and after I dialed it rang once, and then I was connected some way so that I could hear everything that was happening thru the paging network, it was the people that were calling in, I could hear them talking, and it was ALOT of voices, but the one that heard the clearest was a black guy telling someone else that he was gonna get this guy to come over, and they were gonna beat him up and take his drugs (not his exact words, there was alot more cursing) and the guy in the background kept saying that he wanted to shoot him, so just to let you know that you can be heard when you are beeping someone, this went on for about 15 minutes, and then it just cut me off has this ever happened to anyone else? by the way, it was a motorola beeper
Static <>
Metairie, La USA -
I was at the Denver airport, scanning for numbers on a payfone. My brother was at another one next to me. Suddenly he yelled at me to come over to him.The fone had spit out 5 dollars in quarters. We waited for about an hour and i then went back to the fone. I smacked and beat it and hung it up a few times but nothing happened . I even yanked the handset a few times, cause it was already loose. I got shocked twice. I gave up and hung up the fone one last time and YAHOO, 4 dollars came out. Well, i would have done it again but i had to fly home. Pretty PHucking PHreaky!!!! Lineside
Lineside <>
I wuz at my friend ripsaws house and he hooked up these amps to his phone. We heard what sounded like a radio station(God channel or somethin), he scanned AM and FM but couldnt find it, and it doesn't work anywhere else
xeroxx <>
One time my friend was calling me and before it rang I picked up to call him then we just talked.
CyCo <>
Buckyrus, OH USA -
I was at some payphones redboxing tonite and something really strange happened. After walking away from a payphone for a few mins, I picked it up, and I heard ringing. I quickly hung up then picked it back up and I heard a bunch of strange [non-keypad] tones. After a few seconds of those, a whole string of maybe 40-50 touchtones came out, I hung up while they were still playing, and when I picked it up next I got a dialtone. Oh, and the payphone next to it randomly makes what appear to be red box quarter tones when you pick up the phone, but no one yet has determined if you can call off it. That's all for now...
Korvus <>
Reston, VA USA -
I picked up the phone on time and there were these two old ladies talking so i go "i need to make a call"....and one lady starts yelling to her husband to stop screwing with the extension line so i go "hang up you stupid bitch!!!!" really loud and then the old lady goes "well, i see you have your hands full so i'll let you go" She probably yelled at her husband after gives me a "special" feeling knowing i've helped someone out like that.
dearborn hgts, mi USA -
One time we picked up the phone and heard two kids talking instead of a dial tone. So i started geting in on the conversation.....the kids start yelling at eachother and then i say in a real deep voice, "Kids belong in school".....they started asking who the hell i was and i just said that i was in the basement trying to burrow up through the floor....they freaked!!
dearborn hgts, mi USA -
One day me and my friend were sitting in my living room and a fire chiefs car pulled up and we were like oh shti what have we done this time? well these 2 firemen knock and the door and ask "is your house on fire?" we were going to die, it was so funny! well we said NO of course, and he was like well do you have a cordless fone, i said yes, and he said that if its off the hook for a long time it dials 911 automatically, but he still didn't belive that we didn't call them. i was wondering if a phone copiuld actually dial 911 automatically... also one day we were walking down this narrow back road and when ever we see a cars headlights we step off to the side of the road/ditch to get out of its way. well it was a cop car. it did a U-turn turned on his lights and approached us. the officer was like " why are you boys urinating on the side of this road?" i started laughing at him and my friend told him that we weren't and he let us go but he didn't believe us. These really aren't h/p stories but it just is a few examples of overly abusive authorities towards teenagers.
acmephreak <>
Williamsburg, VA USA -
This isn't really a strange stroy but more of a prank. I just got done making my conference caller and was as bored as hell, so i got on line one of my conference caller and dialed a random number. While that number was still ringing, I switched to line 2 and dialed the number of a real sluty ass bitch (ex-girlfriend of course!). Then i conferenced the two calls. when they both picked up the both thought that the other one was the one who made the call. She started getting really annoied after about the 20th call she got from someone insisting that she called them. She then disconnected her phone for about an hour. Later i started connecting her with all her friends and all of the so called "Cool guys" at our school all thinking she was full of bullshit that her "ex-boyfriend who's a wana be hacker" was making them call her. I then took it one step further by hooking one phone up to line one and another phone to line 2. On line one i called a random number and played a really annoying machine gun sound into the phone and then hung up. I would keep on doing this untill the *69 me. When the phone would ring from the *69 i would get on the other phone and call my ex-girlfriend. Then i would conference them. The person i just called would then think that my ex-girlfriend was the one who just called them. It was a crack up when all her friends started hating her because she would keep on prank phone calling them and then denie it when they *69 her. =8-) (by the the sluty ass bitches phone number is 916-887-9229=======her name is Lana======Have PHUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
King Jester <>
cool, ca USA -
Let just say it not a good idea to red box from a school, get the op, sing a song "we don't like paying for phone calls" and then tell all your friend Later I found out That me and my friend had about stole about $55,000 from telco. found out cause cops where looking around
SGTpepper <N/A>
somewhere, OO USA -
I had just got done with this convo with this dude and am hanging up when I hear touch tones...him dialing out. I hesitated... Can you guess what I did? Well, I say "Hello?" into the phone in a real gruff voice like someone had answered the phone. " there?" he asks. "Yeah, wait." I say in the gruff voice. Well...during this convo I tried and tried to get him to come over to her house. I tried pleading, begging and then...used HER feminine wyles (if you know what I mean). After a while, I said fuck it and decided this guy must be gay or something (not that there's anything wrong with that) and tell him who I REALLY was. Needless to say, he was pretty pissed. But I thought it was pretty damn funny.
Jennifer Martino <>
Bloomingdale, IL USA -
SO, I'm new to the game right, and I'm surfing some 800#'s for good prank call #'s an i dial 800-416-3756 and it will two short rings like Bring-Bring wierd if anybody can Tell me what it is I'd Appreciate it
MotherSuperior <>
Champion, OH USA -
This isn't that weird, but it kind of is, just proves what a psycho-retarded bitch I am. I had just moved to Charlotte, and I didn't know a soul there. I was sitting at the kitchen table drinking Vodka like the big alcoholic I am, and I got bored and wanted to talk to someone. I just grabbed the phone book and picked out a number and called it and when the guy answered, I was like "You don't know me, but I am really bored and wanted someone to talk to"...Needless to say, he thought I was probably some fugly fat hosebeast looking chick, but after 3 hours of chatting, i finally convinced him to come and meet me.....WELL.....We ended up hitting it off and sure I slept with him that same night, but hey, girls need love too. I ended up living with him for 3 or 4 months, and ironically, that is how I can to be interested in computers because he had one.....Who'd a thunk it?
Jeannie <>
yorktown, VA USA -
I was talking one day to my friend, Rich Z... when i hear these strange clicks... We both looked outside to see if anyone was using a beigebox, but no one was there. We kinda ignored it.. and continued to talk. This happened subsequently afterwards too.. everytime we would talk on the phone, strange clicks could be heard, and the phone would go silent between clicking intervals. I decided to have a little fun.... Rich and I started (jokingly) speaking of setting up blowing up the white house with nukes.. and other shit. We would also use the word 'assassination' a lot, becasue phone companies begin to record conversations when you use that word... Well.. We continued to talk.. for days about forming a militia group.. and everything. Then all of a sudden, my friend, Rich, sees a strange car pull up in hsi driveway. He says "OH MY GOD, ERIK! THERE ARE STRANGE DUDES IN A VAN COMMING UP TO MY DOOR!" I gave him simple advice-- hide INSIDE the house. So... he hangs up.. and i assume he hid inside the house... A few days later, i get a call from him, and he describes being hauled off inside the van and taken to a jailhouse somehwere where he underwent all sorts of questioning... it turns out, it was the F.B.I. The FBI were after a group of criminals tied in with the militia.. they had tapped RICH's line by mistake.. they described hearing Rich talk about 'blowing up the whitehouse'.. and assumed htis was the guy they were looking for. It was all a big accident. I was called in for questioning later.. and we were both on probation for 'conspiring to organize an anti-government movement'
Erik <>
aight shit d00ds listen to this. One time i was sitting by my fone being all bored cus i couldnt find any numbers to call. the fone started ringing and i was all like "whooopie!" and i picked it up. helo? i said. on the other line came some MF beeps and than a hangup. i was all like woa so i did *69 and it said the number that last called was 555-9423. any dumbfuk knows the 555 exchange is nothin cept for 555-1212 so i called the numbers and someone picked up. "helo?" they said. "whut the fuck is the big idea?"i said. "haha sorry that must of been my redbox he goes crazy sometimes.." then they hungup. bad as shit.
ripsaw <>
i was at *my* payfone here in yakima(albertsons on 40th + tieton,the one hidden by the vendie if anyone cares)and i was 800 surfing, andi came across a # that said some #(like "100, 32, 53, 2, 2, 1)and played some tones afterward. i recorded the tones, and played them into a pulse fone, and i got this message "Welcome to AT+T, please enter the # u wish to call" or something. That was nearly a year ago, and i still can't figure out what that 800 is. i can't post the # because i don't know what it does,(paranoia is a good thing!) but if it sounds like yur thing, email me. aCeToNe
aCeToNe <>
hell, WA USA -
Every day at mi high school before classes start I always call another high school on Dewitt Michigan. I started about 2 months ago, and no some people are cetching on and waiting for my call. I also like calling Disney World Pay Phones after school, It's a real blast to get someone that thinks your park security. I think that the best place to phreak from is a school, because you can dissaper so easly if you have to. Oh and by the way, Dewitt High School is 517-699-9091
Dr.S <>
Amherst, MA USA -
One late afternoon I called my (THEN) boyfriend because he was late. I had it on speaker and just let it ring and ring... As you may or may not know, it will only ring x amount of times before it will just disconnect you (I believe it is 50). So, it rang x amunt of times and I heard a click. Then all of a sudden, out of nowhere, I hear these 2 or 3 chicks talking (on 3-way). I listened, but then one of them had to go cuz her boyfriend was calling on the other line.
Jennifer Martino <>
Bloomingdale, IL USA -
One afternoon I was checking out some frequencies on my scanner. It stops on some chick talking..."Garter belts and black stalkings. Red high heels...." etc etc. Another girl goes through the same schpiel with more "ohhh..."'s and "mmmmm..."'s. Then one asks "What are you wearing?" and the guy goes "A big smile." Damn. How perfect.
Jennifer Martino <>
Bloomingdale, IL USA -
While i was growing up, I was always fascinated with prank calls. One of my favorite thing to do was to dial the #1044 number (a SNET thing I guess), I learned it from my dad, his brother worked for the assholes at AT&T. When you dialed this number (# and then 1044), a long tone followed. after the tone, a recording came on that said "enter the number that you want to listen to". Every once in a while I could pick a number that was actually being used and listen to the assholes. One time when I got home from school I listened to the messages as usual. I only had one message this time, but this messages sucked cock. The message went something like this: "THis is Frank Balantic, and I wanted to let you know that I am aware that you listen to my calls, if you don't stop, i will have you arrested for trying to steal my documents over the phone, bye asshole!" I was shitless! From then on, all calls had to be made from a different number.
speak phreak <>
west long branch, nj USA -
A while back I was on the road in Amarillo, Texas, and I stopped at this Arby's just off I-40 to get lunch and use the payphone to call home. I whipped out my red box and dialed the number as usual, and the call went through as usual ("Thank you for abusing AT&T!"). After the first three minutes, though, instead of the normal recording asking for more "quarters", I got connected to a recording that said something to the effect of "Your calling card # is invalid." and cut me off! What the fuck was that? Sounds like they got their 1+ and 0+ recordings mixed up. I had to keep calling back every three minutes! What a pain in the ass! Somebody should nuke the toll switch for Amarillo!
Dr. Freeze <>
Woodbridge, VA USA -
OK. I waz at my phriends howse, fLoOp-E DiSK dRiVE KilLeR d00d IV, and we called up this house and a guy answered and said "BOOGA BOOGA BOOGA" and we were like "oh crap" so we burned our red boxes and fones and became amish.
Leroy <>
Roy, NM USA -
ok... one day I was calling my friend Digital HepTitus but his phone was busy... I tried back a few times then all of the sudden it goes through... no ring or nothing... and he is talking about licking her ear and stuff... I just sut there and go "mmhmmm" and he goes on for about 10 min.. then I laugh my ass off because I cant hold it any more.. and he demanded to know what codes I was useing to kick his GF off and take over his line... just ont of those freak things that phones do once in a while... oh, well... Latter...
CyberReaper <Ya, right>
Reno, NV USA -
Well the other day i made a new redbox, the first on fell into the fireplace, oops, anyways i went to my local payfone and i called a long distance number in Maine, it said "please insert .25 cents", i did "thank you" "ring...ring...ring..."hello!!!" he actually screamed this, and i said "hy im from SO CAl, whats happenin?" "nothin really" he said, "well ok...bye now" and i waited till he hung up, "kerchink..plunk...kerchunk..kerchunk..kerchunk...kerchunk..ring..ring...ring... miachio?!" "uh hello" i said in suprised "miachio!!" "maichio!!!" "WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU SAYIN!!!" clink as he hung up, now what the hell is that, it connected me to some other countrie somewhere, but id like to know how i got connected to it. that was damn weird
B1aCkFirE <>
L.A., CA USA -
My fone rang... and someone was on the other line!
one time i was red boxing downtown, and two cats came up and tried to run me for my money. So, i says to my friend billy, "hey billy, lets do these cats!" billy's like, "allright, ill do it." so i pulls out my red box and billy pulls out his skateboard, and we beat the shit outta two kids with a red box and a skateboard. sick shit.
FunkMaster Frank <>
ZooPort, RI USA -
I write this story anonymously from a library computer because if I am found I will be killed. It all started October 27, 1997 when I made a red box and went to a payphone 2 am that morning and was using it. Well I called lots of people and I talked till 4 am and I was about to call China when I heard a POP then my red box blew apart and I notice bullet holes forming in the glass of the phone booths earthquake resistant windows after every gunshot bang I heard so I ran out of the phone boot behind a trash can with bullets wizzing by me then the next thing I heard was a helicopter and it came right above me and shined its spot light on me and through the speaker a guy said FREEZE YOU ARE UNDER ARREST FOR PHONE FRAUD then I guess he forgot to turn the PA system off and I heard him in the background saying to people "ok just shoot him and make sure hes dead and if you are not sure shoot him in the head" so I was like fuck and I saw 3 guys in black suits rapell out of the chopper so I started to run when the gunner with his m-60 mounted on the chopper started fireing at me and he kept on missing me by a few feet behind me hitting the ground then I felt a bullet hit the sole of my shoe so I jmped for ward as far as I could and through my self through a window of a closed gun store. The M-60 stopped firing but the 3 guys who rappelled were getting closer and they had night vision on so since I was in a gun store I grabbed a Colt Sporter and loaded it up, then I grabbed an AK-47 loaded it up and the same with a Mossberg Defender, and I also loaded up a LLAMA 380 (all you stupid non-social phreaks and hackers dont know shit bout guns so in other words I took 2 assault rifles one being M-16 like and one being an AK-47, a shotgun, and a pistol) I then shot at one of the 3 commandos with the AK and he fell to the ground screaming so then the other 2 took cover and started firing there automatic rifles so I fired back and hit one in the head and the other one through a grenade so I ran to the back of the gun store for cover and when the grenade blew I took a barrel of black powder I found and put a fuse in it lit the fuse and rolled it to where the commando was and KABOOM!!! windows shaddered everywhere and I saw body parts flying and his ear hit me and the sound of alarms went off and the next thing I knew about 50 police cars were driving down the street with 4 tanks 5 helicopters and about 250 troops and the national guard also came so did 3 apache helicopters I knew I had very little time so I stole a Harley and drove off and the next thing I knew 10 guys on jet packs were in front of me with bazookas so I took my shotgun and blew them away and all the cars and tanks were chasing me and troops were lining up in front of me shooting at me so I took my colt sporter and shot the hell out of all of them then I took a turn onto the freeway where I met with 2 apaches who fired there rockets in front of me so I tried turning bt I wiped out so I juomed down this sewr then I ran then troops followed down the hole into the sewer and fired at me so i stood still and looked at them and took my Pistol and shot all of them then there was one guy left who I had a old cowboy styled draw with and I won then I kept on running then I got out of the sewer and snuck behind a tank and I crawled in and killed everyone in side then I took the cannon and blew away the 2 apaches and all of the other helicopters and half the troops then I was out of cannon ammo so I took one of the dead guys m-16s which was fully auto and I peaked out of the top and shot everyone that was left up then I was alone. so I hopped out of the tank and into a police car and I took off. And here I am now at this library running from the law all for having fun by using a simple little red box. P.S. This really happened I SWEAR AND NO I WASNT TRIPPING OFF LSD!!!
Anonymous <----@----.--->
Somewhere, Somewhere Someountry -
One day a while back, I was bored and decided to dial up some of the loop numbers (9999, 9998, etc.) just to see what would happen. On one of the numbers, it answered with two long DTMF tones, and a really rapid & loud busy signal, and then silence. I tried entering the pound & star keys, just out of curiosity, and on the star key (or something, Ican't remember, this happened about 5-7 years ago), I got another beep, and then what sounded like radio pager calls to the telco linemen! Surprised, I tried entering a key to get out of this, but when I did, I heard a beep, and I was somewhat startled, because I could have been making a page! Frantically, I just said "This is a pager test, this is a test", and about 10 seconds afterward, i heard my own (supposed) page play back to me over the phone! This whole thing almost made me shit a boulder! My guess was that the phone company in my town (US West, to be exact) was using the loop numbers at the time for their paging system for their field technicians & linemen. They just recently upgraded their office to a nortel system (probably a DMS-100 or 200), and whenever I call these numbers, I get the usual "disconnected or no longer in service" message, instead of the touch tones & busy signal. Strange...
JoJo McCheese III <>
Bismarck, ND USA -
Ah man, you won't believe this. Alright. Some dickhead called my house. (Now this is where it gets WEIRD) The dickhead said, "Hello?" I was like, "Yeah?" An he was all like "Got the wrong number, bye." An i was like DAMN!
Ok I have 2 weird stories for that ass: 1. About 2 years ago I would scan 1800 #'s nonstop and I would use a simple diverting method such as 102880 which is an mci telecommunactations #. I dialed the number in once and then instead of pressing anything I used my hang up to see what would happen and all of the sudden there was a beeping noise and i could hear every operator talking to a customer for about 5 seconds so that means as calls came I was able to listen for about 5 seconds and then it would switch to another one and so on. It was still going for about 10 minutes and I had only heard one person curse off the operator so I hung up and tried again but I was never able to get to that bug in the sytem again. 2. One day I was home sick from school and I picked up the fon to order some smokes from a local delivery place and I heard this weird music. So i hung up and picked up again after about 2 minutes and the music was still there. I hung up went outside caught a cigarette came back in after 20 minutes and now some weirdo was singing in the backroun along with the weird music. It turns out my neighbor left his portable fon off the hook while he was in the shower listening to his new age crappy music its too bad our audio signal wasn't crossed or I would have sang him a song he would of never forgotten -Drone's 2 Amazing FON stories
Drone <>
Philadelphia and Suburbs, PA USA -
I guess this falls under the chordless phone frequency fuckups.. I was calling a friend's house one saturday morning, and after a bit we noticed two people talking in the background. We couldn't make out all they were saying, but they could obviously hear us. Since we didn't want to be listened to or be forced to endure their babble, we scared them off using various sexual and satanic references. Oddly enough, this has been happening more often recently.
piq <>
Hell, AL USA -
Alright, it all started when i was at my friend, PentagoN's house. Well, he told me, that there was somethin fucked up with the fone. So, i picked up the fone and listened. i could hear some people talking a different language in the background, but it was a little fuzzy. I talked, and it sounded like they were swearing at me. heh. I hung up the fone, and told him to wait, and about an hour later or so, it was gone.
Pay-Fone (Data Case) <>
Williamsville or Amherst, NY USA -
We had a second line put in when we moved into a new house. Right away we kept getting calls for someone else. They said they were dialing a number other than ours. It turns out that I could call that number but anyone else dialing it would reach us instead. I was nice enough to pass on all her messages for the two weeks it took the phone company to fix the problem.
kira <>
San Francisco, CA USA -
Another time I was dialling 0800's because I was bored, I was picking up my phone and I kept hearing double clicks we do not have another extension and I checked outside to see if anyone was beiging on my line. No-one was. This happened about 5 times in a row and I figured that telecom was bugging my line. So I screamed down the line about how I'd report them, civil liberties breach, my rights violated, what a bad reputation when I told anyone. Anyway I heard mumbling in the background and the clicking stopped.
PublicAccess <>
NZ -
Ok, I was scanning through 0800's ( NZ equivalent of 1800's) looking for something fun to do, anyway I came across this number that just made 3 high pitched beeps. Bored as usual, a dialed 2 digit numbers in series hoping something would happen. anyway, on 10 it made a beep so I pressed 1 and all these voices started talking in another language. It turned out that I was in an answering machine in singapore. I ended up changing the outgoing message ( with some difficulty) and the owners obviously did not like it because the number went down the next day, oh well. Oh yeah, if you are in New Zealand ring 0800444960, just do it, the guy on here is a real asshole and his remote access code is 690.
PublicAccess <>
Somewhere in, New Zealand -
The other day when I was send out a few faxes, I misdialed a number and got a strange recording. The number I called was 303-288-5510. The recording said "The last call to your telephone cannot be traced, and no charge will be added to your bill. Please hang up and call the US West call identification center at 1-800-582-0655 if you need further assistance." I called the number (288-5510) two more times through 2 different pre-paid calling cards, one card does not pass caller-id info, and the other passes a fone number from Rochester NY. Both of these calls just got a generic recording "(3 tones) the number you dialed has been disconnected...". Very strange. It seems that when dialing that number here is the same as dialing *57 (call trace).
In Phase <>
303, CO USA -
Just a little while ago my phone co fucked up my phone line. I was on the net when suddenly my modem got dissconected and and the phone started ringing. I picked up the phone and heard a recorded oice asking my for my id number, i didn't know what the hell was going on so i just pressed 4 numbers at random. The next thing i knew it was asking my for a numeric message to put on somones beeper. At this point I entered 69696969 and hung up. I picked up the phone again to call my friend and tell him what happened, but when I picked up the phone there was some guy on the other line going "hello, hello is anyone there". I dissconected and picked up again only to hear that fucking beeper message again! This went on for about 30 min, i was getting other people answering machines, conversations, and modems. I finnely cleared up, so I could dial out, but still every once and a while whie im on the phone i pickup someone elses conversations. weird eh?
Balki Mon <>
I once knew a chick who could insert a phonoe where only customs officers dare to tread. (go figure)
}VoiD{ <>
thingo, sa australia -
I live near military base(among thousands of others).Well my house is on a small hill just above the base.So I can see every damn thing they do in the open.And thats why they are fone tapping my line (and all neighbourhood). Sometimes when I talk to my friends I just get pissed of and start saying something about bombs,binoculars,guard on duty,fuck this and that,bitching how stupid and lame they are... Anyway sometimes is fun if my friend also starts to say some shitty stuff. But they didn't make any move except stopping me in the street and checking my ID and bitching me why the hell I'm walking around the compound in 3am. And when tell'em to fuck off and that I live here and I'm on my way home form a party those stupid guards let me go saying don't walk here bla bla bla. Well this is not very wierd for me anymore but hey sometimes is fun Fone Loosers my man
Abram <>
Zagreb, HR Croatia -
I was using a cell phone to talk to my buddy one day, and I guess the signals got crossed or something, cause all of a suden some pakistani guy is on the phone talking. My buddy couldn't hear him, but I could. So it was really freaky. I'd be in midscentance and all of a sudden He'd start yelling as loud as he could. Eventually he hung up, and it's never happened to me again.
Free Beer <>
Regina, Sask Canada -
I was dialing the 9998 and 9999 numbers of an exchange one time looking for a loop. On one of the numbers, I got a dialtone, so I called up ANI. Surely enough, it didn't trace the number back to the phone from which I was calling. So I hung up and dialed the number again. This time, instead of a dialtone, the phone rang a couple of times and then someone picked up. The person on the other end of the line didn't say anything, so I said, "Hello?" The other person replied, "... Uhh, hello?" "Umm, hello?" "Paul's Pizza!" the phone company guy cleverly answered. I called information. There is no business called Paul's Pizza in town.
Jay Allen <>
Des Moines, IO USA -
Ok one more...My dad always insists on dragging my ass to my grandparents house. Well the most advanced piece of technology they own is a cordless fone which just so happens to be sligghtly mixed with some neighbors. its REALLY damn boring over there so i usually call LAn or someone else. Well every single time ive used that fone, the SAME old lady is on the fone at the nighbors house. To bad the audio from my grandparents fone isnt crossed so i could bitch at em (jnsert random remarks into their conversations) oh well.
HaPpYKiLL <>
Ft Wayne, IN USA -
This past summer i was in NJ and i had to call a girl i knew off the net so i walk over and pick up the reciever on the fone, dial the number and it asks for my cash. I pull out a quarter and pop it in, the fones guts go "kaCHNK" real loud like and the quarter goes flying out and hits me in the nuts. It counts the quarter and spits it back. How cool if anyone cares its in Elizabeth NJ, at the corner of North Av. and US1, at a BP gas station, the fone not facing the street.
HaPpYKiLL <>
Ft Wayne, IN USA -
In 5th grade I figured out how to dial with the switch hook and for about a month straight that's all I did. It really ticked my parents off too, cause we had an old fashioned phone in the dining room that was really loud when I dialed with the switchhook. Anyway, I was obsessed with dialing that way until one day while I was home by myself an operator from Illinois Bell called me and started grilling me about problems with our phone, saying that their computers were picking up odd dialing patterns and strange problems, etc. Really spooked me. Then he wanted to know if we had any store-bought phones in our house. We did have one so I told him about it and he told me that we weren't allowed to hook up store-bought phones on our line and we'd better unhook it or we'd be charged extra for it. So I was completely freaked out and that ended my switch hook dialing career for the next 5 years which probably made my parents really happy. Come to think of it, they probably paid IL Bell to call and freak me out like that.
rbcp <>
celina, oh USA -
Once I was practicing pulse dialing with the hang up on my phone (hey it was a slow day) and one time instead of the automated op saying "please hang up and try again" I go crossed with some chicks talking. Unfortunatly I was so suprised I hung up and I could never get it to happen again. The funny part is my dad works for the Phone co (and me the little phreak) and it was a phone co line I was using!
Entropy <>
Can -
hehe. GTE tapes my home phone and once while I was talking, their lame equipment went to the end of the tape, and the auto-stop thing didn't work, so the tape went ca-chung, ca-chung, ca-chung while I was talking, making it quite obvious that the tape had come to the end. funnier still was when I heard someone say "dammit" in the background. (oh, and GTE does tape my phone lines, they went to my house with an armful of tapes once, but they didn't jail me for some reason)
Phantom Operator <>
Dallas, TX USA -
One time when I was a lot younger, like twelve, I made a call to some dork that I went to church with and it was the weirdest thing because his mother had called at the same moment and he was telling her 'mom I hit a home run today' and he was so excited that he almost lost bladder contol over the phone. I just hung on the line with no clue as to what was going on, just riding a wierd feeling that told me something was definitely not right. Not even even the bonus patch through could get me to say anything, I was mortified. I even let them hang up without saying anything. Something that I could never let myself get away with now. ho well
Extra T <>
portland , or USA -
Guess I'll start this out to give you an idea of what I'm looking for. I can't remember where I heard this story from - it may have been in 2600 or something but it goes like this: Some old lady had a dog in her back yard chained up and everytime her phone would ring, the dog would take a piss about three seconds before the phone rang. This went on for awhile and she called the phone company about it and some repairman came out to have a look, just out of curiousity. So he dialed the ringback number and watched the dog. Sure enough the dog got up and took a piss, then the phone started ringing. After a little investigating, they figured out how this was happening. The dog was chained to the ground with one of those metal spike thingies that screws into the ground. It turned out that they screwed it right into a phone wire so everytime the phone rang, the dog would feel an electric shock from his chain and this would scare the piss out of him.
rbcp <>
celina, oh USA -

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