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Roaming call refused from UP Michigan

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

  1. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Bert Hyman" <bert@visi.com> wrote in message
    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?


    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.
     



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  2. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Bert Hyman" <bert@visi.com> wrote in message
    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?


    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.
     
  3. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Bert Hyman" <bert@visi.com> wrote in message
    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?


    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.
     
  4. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Bert Hyman" <bert@visi.com> wrote in message
    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?


    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.
     
  5. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Bert Hyman" <bert@visi.com> wrote in message
    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?


    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.
     
  6. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Bert Hyman" <bert@visi.com> wrote in message
    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?


    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.
     
  7. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Bert Hyman" <bert@visi.com> wrote in message
    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?


    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.
     
  8. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Bert Hyman" <bert@visi.com> wrote in message
    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?


    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.
     
  9. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Bert Hyman" <bert@visi.com> wrote in message
    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?


    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.
     
  10. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Bert Hyman" <bert@visi.com> wrote in message
    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?


    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.
     
  11. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Bert Hyman" <bert@visi.com> wrote in message
    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?


    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.
     
  12. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Bert Hyman" <bert@visi.com> wrote in message
    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?


    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.
     
  13. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Bert Hyman" <bert@visi.com> wrote in message
    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?


    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.
     
  14. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Bert Hyman" <bert@visi.com> wrote in message
    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?


    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.
     
  15. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Bert Hyman" <bert@visi.com> wrote in message
    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?


    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.
     
  16. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Bert Hyman" <bert@visi.com> wrote in message
    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?


    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.
     
  17. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Bert Hyman" <bert@visi.com> wrote in message
    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?


    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.
     
  18. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Bert Hyman" <bert@visi.com> wrote in message
    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?


    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.
     
  19. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Bert Hyman" <bert@visi.com> wrote in message
    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?


    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.
     
  20. Bert Hyman

    Bert Hyman Guest

    Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com (Peter Pan) wrote in
    news:2je0tsF10825vU1@uni-berlin.de:

    > "Bert Hyman" <bert@visi.com> wrote in message
    > 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?

    >
    > 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).

    --
    Bert Hyman | St. Paul, MN | bert@visi.com
     

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