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What is this mystery code token?

Mystery token! What is it's use? What is it made of? When was it made? What do the numbers mean? What do the letters mean? What does the grid mean? What does the dial mean? What is the significance of AM? What does W. & H. CO. mean? [more inside]
posted by clorox on Sep 16, 2012 - 22 answers

Dial the area code or no? Why should it still matter?

Why is it that the phone company can't figure out whether or not an area code is needed when dialing - even when I can't - and just dial the number accordingly? [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Sep 5, 2012 - 29 answers

Dial my number on your capacitative touchscreen

Is there a compendium of language used to refer to processes/scenarios that were once accomplished/facilitated/created by now-obsolete technology? I'm thinking stuff like "dial", "rewind", "above the fold", etc. [more inside]
posted by tehloki on Jul 3, 2012 - 5 answers

Rotary Dial Awesome-o Mobile Phone GO!

I have found someone who can build me a mobile phone out of a rotary dial telephone. But Sparkfun doesn't really have a one-stop shopping list. Help me decipher exactly what parts from this article i will need and also please recommend a good antenna I can use that will give me the best reception but also be cell-phone-tiny. [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Sep 24, 2008 - 2 answers

Free (or Very Cheap) US Nationwide Dialup?

I'll be travelling in the US (mostly California) in January, and looking for free (ideally) or very cheap (no contract) nationwide dialup service. I've downloaded Juno (http://www.juno.com) to try it out - though reading the reviews, it doesn't sound promising. Wondering if anyone have any experience with Juno and/or if there are other suggestions out there.
posted by nometa on Dec 28, 2007 - 10 answers

Twirl me around.

Design filter. Help me layout a circular dial. Both InDesign and Illustrator are making this very tricky. Is there a plugin or other program that can help? HELP! [more inside]
posted by spakto on Nov 19, 2007 - 4 answers

Why have some (but not all) of my Bluetooth speed dials stopped working?

Why have some (but not all) of my Bluetooth speed dials stopped working? [more inside]
posted by timpollard on Sep 6, 2007 - 0 answers

What number am I dialling from?

Is there some code, in the manner of *69, that returns the number I am dialing from? It doesn't have to be a star code, whatever works. How do telco people do this?
posted by everichon on Sep 12, 2006 - 17 answers

Incoming Telephone Notification

When using a Dial Up Internet Service, naturally, I am tying up my telephone. I am seeking a software package (preferably a freeware download) that will notify me of any incoming telephone calls while I am online. I can remember watching a TV ad for such a program, but have not been able to locate this program/service. PS> My Dial Up serivce is no more than a back up for my regular high speed internet. However, as long as I am subscribing to this dial up service, I might as well also use it during the day as a news service, ect.
posted by Mckoan1 on Oct 14, 2005 - 9 answers

How do you dial a collect call from the UK?

Dialing 0 doesn't give you an operator and I can't figure out how to reach one.
posted by gfrobe on Mar 3, 2005 - 7 answers

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