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Special Numbers for Verizon Phones

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by George, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. George

    George Guest

    I'd like to add to the list of "special numbers" (I don't know what
    else to call them) that I can use with my Verizon cell phone. Here
    are the special numbers that work for me in the NY/NJ area (may not
    work in other markets):

    - prefixing *82 to a dialed number reveals my caller ID information
    on a call-by-call basis if it is normally blocked.

    - prefixing *67 to a dialed number blocks my caller ID information on
    a call-by-call basis if it is normally not blocked.

    - *78 turns on the "Follow Me Roaming" feature, essentially
    reregistering my phone with a cell tower.

    - *72 prefixed to a number turns on call forwarding to that number
    and call forwarding continues in effect until turned off with *73.

    - *73 turns off call forwarding.

    - *84 connects to Voice Gear voice activated dialing service (if you
    subscribe to that paid option)

    - *86 connects to Voice Mail (but costs Anytime minutes)

    - *288 allows me to program my phone (option 1) or to update my
    Preferred Roaming List (PRL).

    - *611 connects me to VZW customer service.

    - #646 allows me to request that my minutes usage be sent to my
    handset via a text message or to hear the minutes used.

    - 411 connects me to directory and other information (restraunts,
    movies, weather, etc.) for $1.25 per call.

    Are there any other special numbers that anyone can tell us about? Do
    the numbers I listed above work for you? If not, which ones do not
    work for you and where is your market?

    I have looked all over the Verizonwireless site and cannot find a list
    of these numbers compiled there or anywhere else on the Internet.

    Thanks for any additions or corrections to my list.

    George
    (Please reply to the newsgroup. Email address is a spamcatcher.)



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  2. George <george@no.email> wrote:

    > - *78 turns on the "Follow Me Roaming" feature, essentially
    > reregistering my phone with a cell tower.


    I thought that was *18 and you normally shouldn't have to use it...

    > - *72 prefixed to a number turns on call forwarding to that number
    > and call forwarding continues in effect until turned off with *73.
    >
    > - *73 turns off call forwarding.


    Don't think this is right; is *720 in every VZW market I've traveled to.


    > - *288 allows me to program my phone (option 1) or to update my
    > Preferred Roaming List (PRL).


    *228.

    > - #646 allows me to request that my minutes usage be sent to my
    > handset via a text message or to hear the minutes used.


    #BAL (#225) gets you your balance.

    Actually, that's the company line, but I believe they both give you your
    balance *and* minute usage.

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  3. David S

    David S Guest

    On Sat, 28 Feb 2004 00:10:07 -0500, "Brian S." <deadhead73@comcast.net>
    chose to add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and
    everything:

    >http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/howTo/featureInstr.jsp
    >"Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    >news:H-qdnW1CN6La3YrdRVn-vA@lmi.net...
    >> George <george@no.email> wrote:
    >>
    >> > - *78 turns on the "Follow Me Roaming" feature, essentially
    >> > reregistering my phone with a cell tower.

    >>
    >> I thought that was *18 and you normally shouldn't have to use it...
    >>
    >> > - *72 prefixed to a number turns on call forwarding to that number
    >> > and call forwarding continues in effect until turned off with *73.
    >> >
    >> > - *73 turns off call forwarding.

    >>
    >> Don't think this is right; is *720 in every VZW market I've traveled to.
    >>
    >> > - *288 allows me to program my phone (option 1) or to update my
    >> > Preferred Roaming List (PRL).

    >>
    >> *228.
    >>
    >> > - #646 allows me to request that my minutes usage be sent to my
    >> > handset via a text message or to hear the minutes used.

    >>
    >> #BAL (#225) gets you your balance.
    >>
    >> Actually, that's the company line, but I believe they both give you your
    >> balance *and* minute usage.


    If you MUST top post, could you at least put a blank line after it so it
    stands out from the quoted text?

    BTW, my bill came yesterday and had an insert saying there's also #PMT
    (768) to make a payment. I've never seen that one before.

    (Now I have to call CS and get the TOTALLY EFFING USELESS bill detail taken
    off my account, including dropping the charge for the current month. (I
    used to get it free, but even i it weren't TOTALLY EFFING USELESS it
    wouldn't be worth five bucks a month.))

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    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
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    Olympic medal
  4. plane

    plane Guest

    David S <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote in message news:<fdsn101f60gl8ob46004mv71f518fdha4k@4ax.com>...
    > On Sat, 28 Feb 2004 00:10:07 -0500, "Brian S." <deadhead73@comcast.net>
    > chose to add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and
    > everything:
    >
    > >http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/howTo/featureInstr.jsp
    > >"Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    > >news:H-qdnW1CN6La3YrdRVn-vA@lmi.net...
    > >> George <george@no.email> wrote:
    > >>

    usage.
    >
    > If you MUST top post, could you at least put a blank line after it so it
    > stands out from the quoted text?
    >
    > BTW, my bill came yesterday and had an insert saying there's also #PMT
    > (768) to make a payment. I've never seen that one before.
    >
    > (Now I have to call CS and get the TOTALLY EFFING USELESS bill detail taken
    > off my account, including dropping the charge for the current month. (I
    > used to get it free, but even i it weren't TOTALLY EFFING USELESS it
    > wouldn't be worth five bucks a month.))




    I may have been posting improperly also, could you suggest the most
    recommended posting method, as I see many variations, and am not sure
    what is the most commonly suggested.

    Also, probably already aware but the verizonwirelss web page has a
    great account usage analysis, which can be printed, or searched as
    needed.
  5. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On 31 Jan 2004 18:26:03 -0800, plane@usa.com (plane) posted in
    alt.cellular.verizon:

    >I may have been posting improperly also, could you suggest the most
    >recommended posting method, as I see many variations, and am not sure
    >what is the most commonly suggested.


    Common accepted practice is (and always has been) that your comments
    immediately follow what you're commenting on, and that anything has no
    bearing on what you're commenting on be snipped.
  6. Justin

    Justin Guest

    plane wrote on [31 Jan 2004 18:26:03 -0800]:
    >
    > I may have been posting improperly also, could you suggest the most
    > recommended posting method, as I see many variations, and am not sure
    > what is the most commonly suggested.


    Post inline, trim extraneous crap

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