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— Posted by wampa stompa on 3:14 am on Nov. 7, 2001

I would really appreciate it it someone told me how to ring phone boxes on the street. I figure there must be a number for them somewhere otherwise how could they be on the network. Please help me!

— Posted by cyberpunx on 8:49 am on Nov. 7, 2001

if you want to ring phone boxes find the one you want go into it and put in your 20p you will not get it back then dial 17070 this is to test the line it will give you the option of ringback and also the boxes fone number hope this helps cheers m8

— Posted by wampa stompa on 4:03 am on Nov. 14, 2001

Thanx dude, I’ll try that!

— Posted by ukanarchist on 7:19 pm on Dec. 30, 2001

Just incase anyone was wondering there is an 0800 version of 17070. Its 0800 373983.

I will be including all this info on my new website when its finished.


— Posted by wampa stompa on 11:29 am on Jan. 14, 2002

What the hell is all this read box stuff?

Anyway, I’m wondering, if you rang a cell phone from the phone box you will get the number on caller ID? yes???

— Posted by ghettopimp70 on 5:44 am on Mar. 10, 2002

in canada…if you go to that phone the dial 570- then the number without putting in money youll hear a dial tone…then hang up and answer it again and youll hear a lighter dial tone…then hang up and leave it for 10 secs and it will ring…that works in calgary but i doubt it will anywhere else

— Posted by largeidaccam on 6:46 am on Mar. 10, 2002

here in Australia we have a thing where you dial * 10 # and it gives you the number of the phone of the unanswered call , this dosnt work for payphones! so i dont thing that i will work for caller id

— Posted by Just0nePepsi on 11:28 am on Mar. 10, 2002

Green box don’t work no more. Red box still does. I still go boxing every now and again.

— Posted by Zambosan on 10:19 am on Mar. 12, 2002

Most phones in my area have wised up and cut the talk path until money is deposited… and does again when it prompts you for more $$$.  So you need to “add change” with your box while you’re talking.  Of course, COCOTS don’t work at all.

— Posted by evildeadman on 10:56 am on Mar. 19, 2002

If you try to get free calls from cocots (phones with no corporate logo on them like bellsouth) then you can build a beige box and rip into the wiring and make all the free calls you want. Though if you do it from a normal payphone just build a redbox. If you do decide to use the beige box do it in the middle of nowhere and with a police scanner. You can get more info on beige boxing red boxing etc. at www.phonelosers.org

— Posted by felony on 1:02 pm on Mar. 25, 2002

In England it has the number of the phone box on it.
But im guessing this aint no use to you, lol.

— Posted by chroniccrescent on 1:30 pm on Mar. 25, 2002

i think its posted on phone boxes worldwide, look closely at the lables. i used to phone phoneboxes around where the junkies hung around and they all rush to the phones, sum laff, u tell them like “the shit’s gonna b dropped in the bin down the road in 10 mins” then 10 mins l8r u see them all diving in the bins, sum laff 😎

— Posted by Zambosan on 2:23 pm on Mar. 25, 2002

The local ANAC number here in my state is 511; it will make a “boink” sound and then rattle the number off to you.  You still can’t call them though; they’re set up as “outgoing only” lines.

— Posted by sparks on 9:57 pm on April 1, 2002

here in america,chicago,il. you up to a pay phone and dial 511 then thee last 4 digits of the phone number. wait for a dial tone. then hang it up. wait one second. pick it up,onesecond. then hang it up and walk away. this is a test by phone companies to find out if the phone is working. this only works on some payphones. it works on most of them in the train stations.

— Posted by UgPkIcK on 11:19 pm on April 1, 2002

if you want the number of a payphone, just simply go to it and put in your money and then call your house.  if you have caller I.D it will show you the number of that payphone.

— Posted by acidtoe33 on 9:38 pm on April 6, 2002

what something pretty cool that you can do at pay phones is you go up to one and dial 991 then hang it up a couple times then put the phone back on the hook and it will ring.

i dont know if this will work for all of yu guys but it works for me here in connecticut

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