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What COCOTs are and how to fuck with them




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!!!!!         What COCOTs Are, And How To Fuck With Them      !!!!!
!!!!!                Written 2/01/99, By linear               !!!!!
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             -----Things I Will Cover In This Issue-----
I. What is a COCOT??
II. How do I fuck with an evil COCOT?
III. Disclaimer

             -----I. What is a COCOT?-----
	COCOT stands for Customer Owned Coin Operated Telephone. What the
hell does that mean? Well, it means that it's a payphone that is owned or 
rented by some customer of the telephone company. It won't have a Bell or GTE
logo on it or anything. The telephone line is a normal customer loop, instead
of a special payphone loop that normal payphones are on that allow certain 
tones to go through when you put in your change (yeah, the red box tones). So
you won't be able to get free calls by redboxing this thing, but there are
still ways to fuck with it.....

             -----II. How do I fuck with an evil COCOT?-----
	To understand how to fuck with a COCOT, you have to understand the
COCOT itself. The COCOT generates a fake dialtone when you pick it up until
you put in yer money. Only then will you get the real dialtone and be able to
dial out. You will get nowhere near the unrestricted dialtone until you put
in the coins. BUT....we all know that 1-800 numbers are free, and it's 
against the law for a COCOT to charge you for one. So dial a 1-800 number,
when they answer, scream "PLA 0wnz UPL" or something to that effect. DO NOT
hang up. Let them hang up on you. Now what is this? You got a dialtone after
they hung up?? There it is, the unrestricted dialtone! Now that you've got the
dialtone, you can make a call without giving up your pocket-change. What the
fuck are you talking about, linear?? When I get that dialtone, I press the
payphones keypad, but it's not working, jack-ass! Well, it's not as easy
as using the payphone's keypad. You need to get a pocket tone-dialer. Get it
from Radio Hack, in a later issue, maybe I'll teach you how to turn it into
a Red Box (well, you probably know how to already). Now, use that to dial any
number of your choice.....
	Apparently, some COCOTs can protect themselves and reset when they
hear the dialtone. I've heard that you can make a real loud hissing sound 
with your mouth and trick the COCOT. So as soon as the 1-800 number hangs up,
start hissing and get your tone-dialer ready, as soon as that dialtone comes
up, hit the first number of the entire telephone number you are calling and 
it should work. If not, oh well, you tried. Go to the payphone across the
street with the GTE logo on it and Red Box it.

             -----III. Disclaimer-----
	linear, United Phone Losers and/or it's members WILL NOT be held
responsible for what you do with the information within this text document.
We cannot take responsibility for your ignorance, besides, we can barely
take responsibility for our own.


   If you feel I left something out, or you think something is incorrect, 
       feel free to contact me via email: lord_linear@juno.com
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