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Parump, NV (26 March 2004)
This is a trip I took to Pahrump, a Nevada Bell town which homes on the Sprint tandem in downtown Las Vegas. I play with the payphone and discover some interesting things about call routings and the state of coin-operated telephones in southern Nevada.

 
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8:09
Op-Diverting through AT&T; (August 2003)
Short narrated demonstration of op-diverting through AT&T; for the purpose of causing an ANI failure.

 
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0:29
Test call to 911 (July 2006)
This is a test call from a PBX near Inglewood, California to the local 911 PSAP. The local telephone company is AT&T; California; the call is being placed from an Asterisk PBX and going out over a PRI.

 
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38:32
Southern California, Part 1 (April 2004)
A trip to Southern California, wherein I play with phones on 5ESS, GTD-5, and DMS-100 switches in Long Beach, Garden Grove, and Santa Monica.

 
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40:07
Southern California, Part 2 (April 2004)
Continuation of above recording with calls from Pacific Palisades and Baker.

 
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4:20
Fishers Island AIS (2003)
Narration and recording of an AIS-like system in Fishers Island, New York, a tiny isolated town of only a few thousand people.

 
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3:13
Audichron 9A Announcement machine in Boston, MA. (September 2003)
This recording contains two calls to the Audichron; the first one is somewhat unusual, while the second call is more typical of what you'll hear when dialing into the announcement machine. The guy who says "Verizon Temperature" is John Doyle, one of the traditional voices of Audichron time and weather machines since the 1970s.

 
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Trip through California, Part 1 (June 2003)
Me playing around with the tape recorder while driving through California. Since it's a tape and not a minidisc, I apologize for the relatively poor quality of the recording.

 
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0:15
Tone ringer from a Northern Telecom Millennium coin phone (September 2003)
I got so irritated with the lack of high-fidelity recordings of this phone's tone ringer that I went and made one myself. This was recorded in the lobby of the main Centel Nevada (Sprint) office building,

 
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0:43
Miscalibrated touchtone dial in San Francisco, CA (September 2002)
This payphone's touchtone pad was so off frequency that it wouldn't even break dial tone. I didn't have a portable recorder with me at the time, so I called my answering machine and used that to record the touchtone pad. The relays in the coin phone make an interesting noise upon coin collect.

 
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Local toll call through Pacific Bell ACTS (April 2003)
A typical telephone call from a coin phone in Concord, CA to San Francisco, CA using the Pacific Bell ACTS system. The phone itself is a Western Electric 1C2, so you can clearly hear the tones the totalizer makes as the coins fall through it. The called party in this recording is famous and you may have heard of him.