TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: 700-555-4141 Does Not Work

Re: 700-555-4141 Does Not Work

Ted Klugman (
Thu, 23 Jun 2005 12:11:44 -0400

On Mon, 20 Jun 2005 03:24:23 GMT, Fred Atkinson
<> wrote:

> On Fri, 17 Jun 2005 19:41:39 -0400, Ted Klugman
> <> wrote:

>> Recently, my long distance carrier (TTI National, somehow a subsidary
>> of MCI) informed me that they're going to start charging a "monthly
>> fee" of $1.99. So I decided it was time to switch.

>> My new carrier's website instructs new users to call 700-555-4141 to
>> verify when the LD carrier has been changed. I hadn't dialed the
>> number in quite a while, so for kicks, I dialed it.

>> "We're sorry, your call can not be completed as dialed." This didn't
>> happen the last time I tried it (more than a year ago)

>> (Yes, I tried it with a "1" in front of the number)

>> So, any thoughts on how I can check who my LD carrier is?

>> TIA

> Do you have 900, 700, and 976 blocking on your phone? If you do, that
> explains it completely.

> Try dialing '00' and see what happens.

Dialing '00' produced nothing. Nothing at all.

Yes, I did have 900, 700, and 976 blocking. Got rid of that and it
works fine now.

The odd thing is that I have *always* had 900, 700, and 976 blocking,
since I got the line in 1998.

One would think that telcos would still allow 700-555-4141, and block
all other numbers. Oh well.

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