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*70 seems to work, Blocking Call-Waiting on a Per Call Basis

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Steven J Sobol, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. *70 seems to work, Re: Blocking Call-Waiting on a Per Call Basis

    Babolat <babolat30@aol.com> wrote:
    > I've been trying to block call-waiting on a per call basis on my VZW
    > phone. I found an earlier post on this newsgroup but that method
    > didn't work. CSR told me this cannot be done-- call-waiting can only
    > be blocked permanently. Is this true?


    Update: I dialed *70-216-881-0880. (216 881-0880 is the phone number for
    the weather forecast service operated by one of Cleveland's local TV
    stations.) I then dialed my cell number from my landline, and went directly
    to my voicemail.

    I hung up the call, then dialed the weather number again without *70, and
    called my cell from the landline, and my call waiting indicator beeped.

    So *70 definitely works to turn off call-waiting on a per-call basis, at least
    in my market. Apple Valley is part of Verizon's Los Angeles network. Your
    mileage may vary in different Verizon markets.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, Apple Valley, CA
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP: C57E 8B25 F994 D6D0 5F6B B961 EA08 9410 E3AE 35ED
     



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  2. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Re: *70 seems to work, Re: Blocking Call-Waiting on a Per Call Basis

    On Tue, 27 Jan 2004 17:09:26 -0600, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Update: I dialed *70-216-881-0880. (216 881-0880 is the phone number for
    >the weather forecast service operated by one of Cleveland's local TV
    >stations.) I then dialed my cell number from my landline, and went directly
    >to my voicemail.


    Those little Dick Goddard spots really get into your head, don't they?
    ;)

    Mike
     
  3. Re: *70 seems to work, Re: Blocking Call-Waiting on a Per Call Basis

    Mike <inundated9@yahoo.com> wrote:

    >>Update: I dialed *70-216-881-0880. (216 881-0880 is the phone number for
    >>the weather forecast service operated by one of Cleveland's local TV
    >>stations.) I then dialed my cell number from my landline, and went directly
    >>to my voicemail.

    >
    > Those little Dick Goddard spots really get into your head, don't they?
    > ;)


    I miss a lot about Cleveland. One of the things I miss is Mr. Woollybear's
    weather forecasts.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, Apple Valley, CA
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP: C57E 8B25 F994 D6D0 5F6B B961 EA08 9410 E3AE 35ED
     
  4. Babolat

    Babolat Guest

    Re: *70 seems to work, Re: Blocking Call-Waiting on a Per Call Basis

    > Update: I dialed *70-216-881-0880. (216 881-0880 is the phone number for
    > the weather forecast service operated by one of Cleveland's local TV
    > stations.) I then dialed my cell number from my landline, and went directly
    > to my voicemail.
    >
    > I hung up the call, then dialed the weather number again without *70, and
    > called my cell from the landline, and my call waiting indicator beeped.
    >
    > So *70 definitely works to turn off call-waiting on a per-call basis, at least
    > in my market. Apple Valley is part of Verizon's Los Angeles network. Your
    > mileage may vary in different Verizon markets.


    Unfortunately, here in the NY/NJ market, that doesn't work. I tried it
    a couple of days ago and got the message "Welcome to Verizon
    Wireless... your call cannot be completed as dialed... ". Nonetheless,
    thanks for the info!
     
  5. Re: *70 seems to work, Re: Blocking Call-Waiting on a Per Call Basis

    Babolat <babolat30@aol.com> wrote:

    >> So *70 definitely works to turn off call-waiting on a per-call basis,
    >> at least
    >> in my market. Apple Valley is part of Verizon's Los Angeles network. Your
    >> mileage may vary in different Verizon markets.

    >
    > Unfortunately, here in the NY/NJ market, that doesn't work. I tried it
    > a couple of days ago and got the message "Welcome to Verizon
    > Wireless... your call cannot be completed as dialed... ". Nonetheless,
    > thanks for the info!


    I don't recall it ever working in Cleveland, either, and I lived in northeast
    Ohio until the end of June of '03. Maybe the feature is being set up city by
    city.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, Apple Valley, CA
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP: C57E 8B25 F994 D6D0 5F6B B961 EA08 9410 E3AE 35ED
     
  6. Re: *70 seems to work, Re: Blocking Call-Waiting on a Per Call Basis

    On Tue, 27 Jan 2004 21:03:37 -0600, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >I don't recall it ever working in Cleveland, either, and I lived in northeast
    >Ohio until the end of June of '03. Maybe the feature is being set up city by
    >city.


    It's always worked here in Atlanta, and has worked on every carrier
    I've ever been on (except for GSM and iDEN carriers, who handle call
    waiting options through different codes or phone menus.)

    -SC
    --
    Stanley Cline -- sc1 at roamer1 dot org -- http://www.roamer1.org/
    ....
    "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. There might
    be a law against it by that time." -/usr/games/fortune
     
  7. Scott Nelson

    Scott Nelson Guest

    Re: *70 seems to work, Re: Blocking Call-Waiting on a Per Call Basis

    Works in Wash DC. ( *72 plus areacode + 7 digit number calling )

    Scotty


    "Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    news:at2dnb-NXfMUu4rd4p2dnA@lmi.net...
    > Babolat <babolat30@aol.com> wrote:
    >
    > >> So *70 definitely works to turn off call-waiting on a per-call basis,
    > >> at least
    > >> in my market. Apple Valley is part of Verizon's Los Angeles network.

    Your
    > >> mileage may vary in different Verizon markets.

    > >
    > > Unfortunately, here in the NY/NJ market, that doesn't work. I tried it
    > > a couple of days ago and got the message "Welcome to Verizon
    > > Wireless... your call cannot be completed as dialed... ". Nonetheless,
    > > thanks for the info!

    >
    > I don't recall it ever working in Cleveland, either, and I lived in

    northeast
    > Ohio until the end of June of '03. Maybe the feature is being set up city

    by
    > city.
    >
    > --
    > JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, Apple Valley, CA
    > Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) /

    sjsobol@JustThe.net
    > PGP: C57E 8B25 F994 D6D0 5F6B B961 EA08 9410 E3AE 35ED
    >
     
  8. Re: *70 seems to work, Re: Blocking Call-Waiting on a Per Call Basis

    Scott Nelson <spamcop@bnmnetworks.net> wrote:
    > Works in Wash DC. ( *72 plus areacode + 7 digit number calling )


    In most markets, *72 is call *forwarding*

    Are you sure it's *72?



    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, Apple Valley, CA
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP: C57E 8B25 F994 D6D0 5F6B B961 EA08 9410 E3AE 35ED
     
  9. Babolat

    Babolat Guest

    Re: *70 seems to work, Re: Blocking Call-Waiting on a Per Call Basis

    "Scott Nelson" <spamcop@bnmnetworks.net> wrote in message news:<4z1Sb.2253$VY1.986@nwrddc02.gnilink.net>...
    > Works in Wash DC. ( *72 plus areacode + 7 digit number calling )
    >
    > Scotty
    >


    If I could only tell you how much headache your typo caused!!! I
    didn't realize *72 was for call forwarding and so I tried it assuming
    that you had tried this code in DC and that it worked. The # got
    forwarded to the test # I was calling (a friend). I was out the whole
    day and several people tried desperately to reach me but were unable
    to do so because of the call-forwarding! I guess that's what I get for
    not knowing all the codes. So bottomline is, you are saying that *70
    works in DC.
     
  10. David S

    David S Guest

    Re: *70 seems to work, Re: Blocking Call-Waiting on a Per Call Basis

    On Tue, 27 Jan 2004 17:09:26 -0600, Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net>
    chose to add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and
    everything:

    >Update: I dialed *70-216-881-0880. (216 881-0880 is the phone number for
    >the weather forecast service operated by one of Cleveland's local TV


    Did you listen to the commercial for SBC Yahoo? (I know how you love
    SBC...)

    >stations.) I then dialed my cell number from my landline, and went directly
    >to my voicemail.


    This works in Chicago.

    >I hung up the call, then dialed the weather number again without *70, and
    >called my cell from the landline, and my call waiting indicator beeped.


    Didn't try this, but I assume it would work.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "I vividly remember when I was in 10th grade, and I wanted to call a girl
    named Patty and ask her to a dance, and before I picked up the phone, I
    spent maybe 28 hours rehearsing exactly what I was going to say. So when I
    actually made the call, I was pretty smooth.
    "'Hello, Dance?' I said. 'This is Patty. Do you want to go to the Dave with
    me?'" - Dave Barry
     
  11. Re: *70 seems to work, Re: Blocking Call-Waiting on a Per Call Basis

    David S <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote:
    > On Tue, 27 Jan 2004 17:09:26 -0600, Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net>
    > chose to add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and
    > everything:
    >
    >>Update: I dialed *70-216-881-0880. (216 881-0880 is the phone number for
    >>the weather forecast service operated by one of Cleveland's local TV

    >
    > Did you listen to the commercial for SBC Yahoo? (I know how you love
    > SBC...)


    I ignored it.

    >>stations.) I then dialed my cell number from my landline, and went directly
    >>to my voicemail.

    >
    > This works in Chicago.
    >
    >>I hung up the call, then dialed the weather number again without *70, and
    >>called my cell from the landline, and my call waiting indicator beeped.

    >
    > Didn't try this, but I assume it would work.


    It's the default - it should work everywhere, as long as your phone line
    has call waiting turned on.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, Apple Valley, CA
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP: C57E 8B25 F994 D6D0 5F6B B961 EA08 9410 E3AE 35ED
     

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