1. Subscribersonhouse
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    03 Dec '12 16:32
    The number I was trying to dial was 408 445 3010, a real company in San Jose called Wafer Process Systems. We use some of their controllers.

    What I actually dialed was 1-800 445 3010 purely by accident.

    It is bizarre.

    A robot voice comes up spitting out a series of numbers the meaning of which I have no idea. Maybe some of you can tell?

    You can dial that # and hear it for yourself.

    So the first time:

    it spit out 900-32-7-1-1-4-0-7-8-5-8-1

    second time: 200-18-7-1-1-4-5-7-8-5-8-1

    Third time I tried: 100-32-7-1-1-4-0-7-8-5-8-1

    What in the world is going on here?
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    03 Dec '12 22:44
    hmm, that is (9 or 2 or 1)00-(32 or 18)-7-1-1-4-(5 or 0)-7-8-5-8-1

    Does everyone who rings it get the same pattern? (I'm in the uk so iI'll be charged for an international call if I ring it). 1-800 numbers know the number that is ringing them, so it could be derived from that.
  3. Subscribersonhouse
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    03 Dec '12 23:41
    Originally posted by iamatiger
    hmm, that is (9 or 2 or 1)00-(32 or 18)-7-1-1-4-(5 or 0)-7-8-5-8-1

    Does everyone who rings it get the same pattern? (I'm in the uk so iI'll be charged for an international call if I ring it). 1-800 numbers know the number that is ringing them, so it could be derived from that.
    I called it from my house (I had called from work) just now and got this:
    300, 68, 7, 1, 1, 4, 0,7, 8, 5, 8, 1

    Second call:
    900, 55, 7, 1, 1, 4, 0, 7, 8, 5, 8, 1

    Anyone in the US want to call?
  4. Standard memberforkedknight
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    04 Dec '12 00:541 edit
    900, 46, 7, 1, 1, 4, 0, 7, 8, 5, 8, 1

    900, 29, 7, 1, 1, 4, 0, 7, 8, 5, 8, 1
  5. SubscriberKewpie
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    06 Dec '12 20:38
    Possibility of a line conditioning diagnostic of some kind, only meaningful to the technician who's making the call.
  6. Subscribersonhouse
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    09 Dec '12 16:112 edits
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Possibility of a line conditioning diagnostic of some kind, only meaningful to the technician who's making the call.
    A possibility I guess. How it would relate to signal to noise ratio's I don't know.
    Latest #'s: 1800, 32, the rest the same. Again: 900,32 etc.
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    11 Dec '12 07:40
    If it was designed for a technician to ring then I think the useful info would be in the first, and perhaps the second number, and they do seem to be the most variable. The rest of the numbers could be a software version or something.
  8. Subscribersonhouse
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    12 Dec '12 14:06
    Originally posted by iamatiger
    If it was designed for a technician to ring then I think the useful info would be in the first, and perhaps the second number, and they do seem to be the most variable. The rest of the numbers could be a software version or something.
    It's a bit bizarre no matter how you look at it.
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