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Roaming call refused from UP Michigan

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Bert Hyman, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. Bert Hyman <bert@visi.com> wrote:

    >> Had the same thing happen almost daily when I was in Alaska. Almost
    >> every morning when I tried to make a call, I got some voice prompt
    >> asking for a CC number, yet in the afternoon, calls went thru fine.

    >
    > In this case though, nobody asked for a credit card; the message
    > simply said "Get Lost" (or words to that effect).


    "Your call can not be completed" is a standard message I get on both my
    Verizon landline and my Verizon wireless line when I mis-dial a call, for
    example when I only dial five digits instead of six... it doesn't necessarily
    mean there is no roaming coverage in the UP, although there might not have
    been any in your particular spot.

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  2. Bert Hyman <bert@visi.com> wrote:

    >> Had the same thing happen almost daily when I was in Alaska. Almost
    >> every morning when I tried to make a call, I got some voice prompt
    >> asking for a CC number, yet in the afternoon, calls went thru fine.

    >
    > In this case though, nobody asked for a credit card; the message
    > simply said "Get Lost" (or words to that effect).


    "Your call can not be completed" is a standard message I get on both my
    Verizon landline and my Verizon wireless line when I mis-dial a call, for
    example when I only dial five digits instead of six... it doesn't necessarily
    mean there is no roaming coverage in the UP, although there might not have
    been any in your particular spot.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  3. Bert Hyman <bert@visi.com> wrote:

    >> Had the same thing happen almost daily when I was in Alaska. Almost
    >> every morning when I tried to make a call, I got some voice prompt
    >> asking for a CC number, yet in the afternoon, calls went thru fine.

    >
    > In this case though, nobody asked for a credit card; the message
    > simply said "Get Lost" (or words to that effect).


    "Your call can not be completed" is a standard message I get on both my
    Verizon landline and my Verizon wireless line when I mis-dial a call, for
    example when I only dial five digits instead of six... it doesn't necessarily
    mean there is no roaming coverage in the UP, although there might not have
    been any in your particular spot.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  4. Bert Hyman <bert@visi.com> wrote:

    >> Had the same thing happen almost daily when I was in Alaska. Almost
    >> every morning when I tried to make a call, I got some voice prompt
    >> asking for a CC number, yet in the afternoon, calls went thru fine.

    >
    > In this case though, nobody asked for a credit card; the message
    > simply said "Get Lost" (or words to that effect).


    "Your call can not be completed" is a standard message I get on both my
    Verizon landline and my Verizon wireless line when I mis-dial a call, for
    example when I only dial five digits instead of six... it doesn't necessarily
    mean there is no roaming coverage in the UP, although there might not have
    been any in your particular spot.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  5. Bert Hyman <bert@visi.com> wrote:

    >> Had the same thing happen almost daily when I was in Alaska. Almost
    >> every morning when I tried to make a call, I got some voice prompt
    >> asking for a CC number, yet in the afternoon, calls went thru fine.

    >
    > In this case though, nobody asked for a credit card; the message
    > simply said "Get Lost" (or words to that effect).


    "Your call can not be completed" is a standard message I get on both my
    Verizon landline and my Verizon wireless line when I mis-dial a call, for
    example when I only dial five digits instead of six... it doesn't necessarily
    mean there is no roaming coverage in the UP, although there might not have
    been any in your particular spot.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  6. Bert Hyman <bert@visi.com> wrote:

    >> Had the same thing happen almost daily when I was in Alaska. Almost
    >> every morning when I tried to make a call, I got some voice prompt
    >> asking for a CC number, yet in the afternoon, calls went thru fine.

    >
    > In this case though, nobody asked for a credit card; the message
    > simply said "Get Lost" (or words to that effect).


    "Your call can not be completed" is a standard message I get on both my
    Verizon landline and my Verizon wireless line when I mis-dial a call, for
    example when I only dial five digits instead of six... it doesn't necessarily
    mean there is no roaming coverage in the UP, although there might not have
    been any in your particular spot.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  7. Bert Hyman <bert@visi.com> wrote:

    >> Had the same thing happen almost daily when I was in Alaska. Almost
    >> every morning when I tried to make a call, I got some voice prompt
    >> asking for a CC number, yet in the afternoon, calls went thru fine.

    >
    > In this case though, nobody asked for a credit card; the message
    > simply said "Get Lost" (or words to that effect).


    "Your call can not be completed" is a standard message I get on both my
    Verizon landline and my Verizon wireless line when I mis-dial a call, for
    example when I only dial five digits instead of six... it doesn't necessarily
    mean there is no roaming coverage in the UP, although there might not have
    been any in your particular spot.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  8. Bert Hyman <bert@visi.com> wrote:

    >> Had the same thing happen almost daily when I was in Alaska. Almost
    >> every morning when I tried to make a call, I got some voice prompt
    >> asking for a CC number, yet in the afternoon, calls went thru fine.

    >
    > In this case though, nobody asked for a credit card; the message
    > simply said "Get Lost" (or words to that effect).


    "Your call can not be completed" is a standard message I get on both my
    Verizon landline and my Verizon wireless line when I mis-dial a call, for
    example when I only dial five digits instead of six... it doesn't necessarily
    mean there is no roaming coverage in the UP, although there might not have
    been any in your particular spot.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  9. Bert Hyman <bert@visi.com> wrote:

    >> Had the same thing happen almost daily when I was in Alaska. Almost
    >> every morning when I tried to make a call, I got some voice prompt
    >> asking for a CC number, yet in the afternoon, calls went thru fine.

    >
    > In this case though, nobody asked for a credit card; the message
    > simply said "Get Lost" (or words to that effect).


    "Your call can not be completed" is a standard message I get on both my
    Verizon landline and my Verizon wireless line when I mis-dial a call, for
    example when I only dial five digits instead of six... it doesn't necessarily
    mean there is no roaming coverage in the UP, although there might not have
    been any in your particular spot.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  10. Andy Yee

    Andy Yee Guest

    It's possible that Verizon had no agreement with the local provider...

    Bert Hyman <bert@visi.com> wrote in
    news:Xns950B63C699E0EVeebleFetzer@news.visi.com:

    > We have a ->really antique local-only plan which has us roaming
    > almost everywhere (it's cheap; 2 phones and 100 shared minutes for
    > $30/month). That's never been a problem because the cost of most
    > calls made when we're out of town are reimbursed.
    >
    > But, my wife was traveling in the upper peninsula of Michigan (Iron
    > River) and while she had a signal, when she tried to call back to her
    > office she got some sort of intercept message telling her that her
    > call couldn't (or wouldn't) be completed (sorry, she doesn't recall
    > the exact message).
    >
    > I was under the assumption that so long as the phone had a useable
    > signal of some sort, the carrier would complete the call, even if (or
    > maybe especially if) the call would cost a few dollars.
    >
    > What might have been going on?
    >




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  11. Andy Yee

    Andy Yee Guest

    It's possible that Verizon had no agreement with the local provider...

    Bert Hyman <bert@visi.com> wrote in
    news:Xns950B63C699E0EVeebleFetzer@news.visi.com:

    > We have a ->really antique local-only plan which has us roaming
    > almost everywhere (it's cheap; 2 phones and 100 shared minutes for
    > $30/month). That's never been a problem because the cost of most
    > calls made when we're out of town are reimbursed.
    >
    > But, my wife was traveling in the upper peninsula of Michigan (Iron
    > River) and while she had a signal, when she tried to call back to her
    > office she got some sort of intercept message telling her that her
    > call couldn't (or wouldn't) be completed (sorry, she doesn't recall
    > the exact message).
    >
    > I was under the assumption that so long as the phone had a useable
    > signal of some sort, the carrier would complete the call, even if (or
    > maybe especially if) the call would cost a few dollars.
    >
    > What might have been going on?
    >




    --
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Andy Yee E-Mail: ayee AT mn dot rr dot com
    President Home Page: http://home.mn.rr.com/andyyee
    New Directions Engineering, Inc.

    Godwin's Law: As a USENET thread grows, the probability of a reference
    to Hitler or Nazis approaches 1.00.
    Corollary: When such a reference is made, it is generally
    recognized that the poster has LOST the argument.
     
  12. Andy Yee

    Andy Yee Guest

    It's possible that Verizon had no agreement with the local provider...

    Bert Hyman <bert@visi.com> wrote in
    news:Xns950B63C699E0EVeebleFetzer@news.visi.com:

    > We have a ->really antique local-only plan which has us roaming
    > almost everywhere (it's cheap; 2 phones and 100 shared minutes for
    > $30/month). That's never been a problem because the cost of most
    > calls made when we're out of town are reimbursed.
    >
    > But, my wife was traveling in the upper peninsula of Michigan (Iron
    > River) and while she had a signal, when she tried to call back to her
    > office she got some sort of intercept message telling her that her
    > call couldn't (or wouldn't) be completed (sorry, she doesn't recall
    > the exact message).
    >
    > I was under the assumption that so long as the phone had a useable
    > signal of some sort, the carrier would complete the call, even if (or
    > maybe especially if) the call would cost a few dollars.
    >
    > What might have been going on?
    >




    --
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Andy Yee E-Mail: ayee AT mn dot rr dot com
    President Home Page: http://home.mn.rr.com/andyyee
    New Directions Engineering, Inc.

    Godwin's Law: As a USENET thread grows, the probability of a reference
    to Hitler or Nazis approaches 1.00.
    Corollary: When such a reference is made, it is generally
    recognized that the poster has LOST the argument.
     
  13. Andy Yee

    Andy Yee Guest

    It's possible that Verizon had no agreement with the local provider...

    Bert Hyman <bert@visi.com> wrote in
    news:Xns950B63C699E0EVeebleFetzer@news.visi.com:

    > We have a ->really antique local-only plan which has us roaming
    > almost everywhere (it's cheap; 2 phones and 100 shared minutes for
    > $30/month). That's never been a problem because the cost of most
    > calls made when we're out of town are reimbursed.
    >
    > But, my wife was traveling in the upper peninsula of Michigan (Iron
    > River) and while she had a signal, when she tried to call back to her
    > office she got some sort of intercept message telling her that her
    > call couldn't (or wouldn't) be completed (sorry, she doesn't recall
    > the exact message).
    >
    > I was under the assumption that so long as the phone had a useable
    > signal of some sort, the carrier would complete the call, even if (or
    > maybe especially if) the call would cost a few dollars.
    >
    > What might have been going on?
    >




    --
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Andy Yee E-Mail: ayee AT mn dot rr dot com
    President Home Page: http://home.mn.rr.com/andyyee
    New Directions Engineering, Inc.

    Godwin's Law: As a USENET thread grows, the probability of a reference
    to Hitler or Nazis approaches 1.00.
    Corollary: When such a reference is made, it is generally
    recognized that the poster has LOST the argument.
     
  14. Andy Yee

    Andy Yee Guest

    It's possible that Verizon had no agreement with the local provider...

    Bert Hyman <bert@visi.com> wrote in
    news:Xns950B63C699E0EVeebleFetzer@news.visi.com:

    > We have a ->really antique local-only plan which has us roaming
    > almost everywhere (it's cheap; 2 phones and 100 shared minutes for
    > $30/month). That's never been a problem because the cost of most
    > calls made when we're out of town are reimbursed.
    >
    > But, my wife was traveling in the upper peninsula of Michigan (Iron
    > River) and while she had a signal, when she tried to call back to her
    > office she got some sort of intercept message telling her that her
    > call couldn't (or wouldn't) be completed (sorry, she doesn't recall
    > the exact message).
    >
    > I was under the assumption that so long as the phone had a useable
    > signal of some sort, the carrier would complete the call, even if (or
    > maybe especially if) the call would cost a few dollars.
    >
    > What might have been going on?
    >




    --
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Andy Yee E-Mail: ayee AT mn dot rr dot com
    President Home Page: http://home.mn.rr.com/andyyee
    New Directions Engineering, Inc.

    Godwin's Law: As a USENET thread grows, the probability of a reference
    to Hitler or Nazis approaches 1.00.
    Corollary: When such a reference is made, it is generally
    recognized that the poster has LOST the argument.
     
  15. Andy Yee

    Andy Yee Guest

    It's possible that Verizon had no agreement with the local provider...

    Bert Hyman <bert@visi.com> wrote in
    news:Xns950B63C699E0EVeebleFetzer@news.visi.com:

    > We have a ->really antique local-only plan which has us roaming
    > almost everywhere (it's cheap; 2 phones and 100 shared minutes for
    > $30/month). That's never been a problem because the cost of most
    > calls made when we're out of town are reimbursed.
    >
    > But, my wife was traveling in the upper peninsula of Michigan (Iron
    > River) and while she had a signal, when she tried to call back to her
    > office she got some sort of intercept message telling her that her
    > call couldn't (or wouldn't) be completed (sorry, she doesn't recall
    > the exact message).
    >
    > I was under the assumption that so long as the phone had a useable
    > signal of some sort, the carrier would complete the call, even if (or
    > maybe especially if) the call would cost a few dollars.
    >
    > What might have been going on?
    >




    --
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Andy Yee E-Mail: ayee AT mn dot rr dot com
    President Home Page: http://home.mn.rr.com/andyyee
    New Directions Engineering, Inc.

    Godwin's Law: As a USENET thread grows, the probability of a reference
    to Hitler or Nazis approaches 1.00.
    Corollary: When such a reference is made, it is generally
    recognized that the poster has LOST the argument.
     
  16. Andy Yee

    Andy Yee Guest

    It's possible that Verizon had no agreement with the local provider...

    Bert Hyman <bert@visi.com> wrote in
    news:Xns950B63C699E0EVeebleFetzer@news.visi.com:

    > We have a ->really antique local-only plan which has us roaming
    > almost everywhere (it's cheap; 2 phones and 100 shared minutes for
    > $30/month). That's never been a problem because the cost of most
    > calls made when we're out of town are reimbursed.
    >
    > But, my wife was traveling in the upper peninsula of Michigan (Iron
    > River) and while she had a signal, when she tried to call back to her
    > office she got some sort of intercept message telling her that her
    > call couldn't (or wouldn't) be completed (sorry, she doesn't recall
    > the exact message).
    >
    > I was under the assumption that so long as the phone had a useable
    > signal of some sort, the carrier would complete the call, even if (or
    > maybe especially if) the call would cost a few dollars.
    >
    > What might have been going on?
    >




    --
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Andy Yee E-Mail: ayee AT mn dot rr dot com
    President Home Page: http://home.mn.rr.com/andyyee
    New Directions Engineering, Inc.

    Godwin's Law: As a USENET thread grows, the probability of a reference
    to Hitler or Nazis approaches 1.00.
    Corollary: When such a reference is made, it is generally
    recognized that the poster has LOST the argument.
     
  17. Andy Yee

    Andy Yee Guest

    It's possible that Verizon had no agreement with the local provider...

    Bert Hyman <bert@visi.com> wrote in
    news:Xns950B63C699E0EVeebleFetzer@news.visi.com:

    > We have a ->really antique local-only plan which has us roaming
    > almost everywhere (it's cheap; 2 phones and 100 shared minutes for
    > $30/month). That's never been a problem because the cost of most
    > calls made when we're out of town are reimbursed.
    >
    > But, my wife was traveling in the upper peninsula of Michigan (Iron
    > River) and while she had a signal, when she tried to call back to her
    > office she got some sort of intercept message telling her that her
    > call couldn't (or wouldn't) be completed (sorry, she doesn't recall
    > the exact message).
    >
    > I was under the assumption that so long as the phone had a useable
    > signal of some sort, the carrier would complete the call, even if (or
    > maybe especially if) the call would cost a few dollars.
    >
    > What might have been going on?
    >




    --
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Andy Yee E-Mail: ayee AT mn dot rr dot com
    President Home Page: http://home.mn.rr.com/andyyee
    New Directions Engineering, Inc.

    Godwin's Law: As a USENET thread grows, the probability of a reference
    to Hitler or Nazis approaches 1.00.
    Corollary: When such a reference is made, it is generally
    recognized that the poster has LOST the argument.
     
  18. Andy Yee

    Andy Yee Guest

    It's possible that Verizon had no agreement with the local provider...

    Bert Hyman <bert@visi.com> wrote in
    news:Xns950B63C699E0EVeebleFetzer@news.visi.com:

    > We have a ->really antique local-only plan which has us roaming
    > almost everywhere (it's cheap; 2 phones and 100 shared minutes for
    > $30/month). That's never been a problem because the cost of most
    > calls made when we're out of town are reimbursed.
    >
    > But, my wife was traveling in the upper peninsula of Michigan (Iron
    > River) and while she had a signal, when she tried to call back to her
    > office she got some sort of intercept message telling her that her
    > call couldn't (or wouldn't) be completed (sorry, she doesn't recall
    > the exact message).
    >
    > I was under the assumption that so long as the phone had a useable
    > signal of some sort, the carrier would complete the call, even if (or
    > maybe especially if) the call would cost a few dollars.
    >
    > What might have been going on?
    >




    --
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Andy Yee E-Mail: ayee AT mn dot rr dot com
    President Home Page: http://home.mn.rr.com/andyyee
    New Directions Engineering, Inc.

    Godwin's Law: As a USENET thread grows, the probability of a reference
    to Hitler or Nazis approaches 1.00.
    Corollary: When such a reference is made, it is generally
    recognized that the poster has LOST the argument.
     
  19. Andy Yee

    Andy Yee Guest

    It's possible that Verizon had no agreement with the local provider...

    Bert Hyman <bert@visi.com> wrote in
    news:Xns950B63C699E0EVeebleFetzer@news.visi.com:

    > We have a ->really antique local-only plan which has us roaming
    > almost everywhere (it's cheap; 2 phones and 100 shared minutes for
    > $30/month). That's never been a problem because the cost of most
    > calls made when we're out of town are reimbursed.
    >
    > But, my wife was traveling in the upper peninsula of Michigan (Iron
    > River) and while she had a signal, when she tried to call back to her
    > office she got some sort of intercept message telling her that her
    > call couldn't (or wouldn't) be completed (sorry, she doesn't recall
    > the exact message).
    >
    > I was under the assumption that so long as the phone had a useable
    > signal of some sort, the carrier would complete the call, even if (or
    > maybe especially if) the call would cost a few dollars.
    >
    > What might have been going on?
    >




    --
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Andy Yee E-Mail: ayee AT mn dot rr dot com
    President Home Page: http://home.mn.rr.com/andyyee
    New Directions Engineering, Inc.

    Godwin's Law: As a USENET thread grows, the probability of a reference
    to Hitler or Nazis approaches 1.00.
    Corollary: When such a reference is made, it is generally
    recognized that the poster has LOST the argument.
     
  20. Andy Yee

    Andy Yee Guest

    It's possible that Verizon had no agreement with the local provider...

    Bert Hyman <bert@visi.com> wrote in
    news:Xns950B63C699E0EVeebleFetzer@news.visi.com:

    > We have a ->really antique local-only plan which has us roaming
    > almost everywhere (it's cheap; 2 phones and 100 shared minutes for
    > $30/month). That's never been a problem because the cost of most
    > calls made when we're out of town are reimbursed.
    >
    > But, my wife was traveling in the upper peninsula of Michigan (Iron
    > River) and while she had a signal, when she tried to call back to her
    > office she got some sort of intercept message telling her that her
    > call couldn't (or wouldn't) be completed (sorry, she doesn't recall
    > the exact message).
    >
    > I was under the assumption that so long as the phone had a useable
    > signal of some sort, the carrier would complete the call, even if (or
    > maybe especially if) the call would cost a few dollars.
    >
    > What might have been going on?
    >




    --
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Andy Yee E-Mail: ayee AT mn dot rr dot com
    President Home Page: http://home.mn.rr.com/andyyee
    New Directions Engineering, Inc.

    Godwin's Law: As a USENET thread grows, the probability of a reference
    to Hitler or Nazis approaches 1.00.
    Corollary: When such a reference is made, it is generally
    recognized that the poster has LOST the argument.
     

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