Josh-D. S. Davis

Xaminmo / Omnimax / Max Omni / Mad Scientist / Midnight Shadow / Radiation Master

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Intercept messages
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Wheee! So, as a kid, I payed attention to the telephone intercept codes, such as "Your call cannot be completed as dialed. Please check the number and try your call again. If you need help, hang up, then dial your operator. This is a recording." Except, for mine, I always heard "zero one, zero eight" as part of the message.

WTF? Ok, so, apparently, this is the phone switch identifier, so the telco can track problems easier.

0108 is the +4 of UTA's zipcode.
I grew up walking distance from UTA.
DUH.
Makes sense.

I remember we used to have an 1A ESS switch, but migrated to 5 ESS, I think in the late 80s. *sigh*
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I used to be so fascinated by those messages.

I miss telecommunications...

Sometimes, I think I should record sounds, words, phrases, and sentences so I can make my own "self" speech synthesizer.

I don't know what I would do with it, but the regularity of it reminds me of the recorded messages of the phone system.

So many "I should...."

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