Many phone phreaks have utilized the usefulness of a Palm organizer over the past several years. What they don’t realize is that their Palm organizers can help them in their everyday phreaking activities. Here are a few of our favorite Palm programs:
Palm Red/blue Box – you’ve heard people claim that red boxing won’t work on the Palm since the Palm can only handle a single tone at once and a red box emmits 2 different tones simultaneously. Well that problem is solved thanks to the Palm Red/blue Box. Instead of playing the tones simultaneously, it alternates between the 2 tones very rapidly which fools the phone company’s system into thinking you’re really depositing money. This program works perfectly for all the coin tones as well as the blue box tones.
ToneLoc Palm Edition v1.0 – based on the best war dialer ever made, ToneLoc makes it’s comeback once again. Now you can program your Palm to dial thousands of numbers in sequence without fear of the phone company catching on and tracing the calls, you just place your Palm inside a TNI box or telco box and let it dial away. Just like ToneLoc, it saves any computer carriers it finds for you. You can also use this program as a pager bomber, just enter a pager exchange and the number that you’d like to show up on thousands of pagers.
Cell Phone Toolbox – this is a great program to use in busy malls. It uses the Palm’s infrared port to grab ESN/MIN pairs from nearby cell phone users. Most digital cells phones have built-in infrared ports that shoot out their ESN/MIN pairs and phone number every few minutes while the owner of the phone is using the phone. Go to a busy place and you’ve got ESN/MIN pairs bouncing all over the place and the Cell Phone Toolbox will grab them and log them for later use. You can use the ESN/MIN information to clone that person’s cell phone (which this program will do with the proper cables) or since it also grabs the phone numbers of nearby users, you can use your own phone to call them up and screw with their heads. This program is sure to bring you plenty of entertainment.
- Pay Phone Commander v2.4 – phone company technicians use their TechNet terminals for everything from finding spare pairs when installing new service to basic pay phone maintenience. The Pay Phone Commander emulates the TechNet commands that let a technician access public phones via the infrared port that is found on most pay phones below the coin box. The layout of the program is very simple to use and lets you perform routine tasks like changing the way the phone bills you (making LD calls free) and emptying out the coin hopper with one stroke of the sylus.
Okay, I guess it’s time to state the extremely obvious now – APRIL FOOLS. Did you really think that there were programs that cool for your Palm? Come on, a program that empties out the coin boxes on pay phones?? A program that grabs secret cell phone information out of the air via infrared?? It seemed like a harmless little article to me but a lot of people took it seriously. Click here to view the email, guestbook posts and usenet posts asking for the programs.
Start saving your money, quit your job, leave your girlfriend and plan to attend Rubicon this year. It will be held just outside of Detroit, Michigan from April 5th to April 7th. Founder/chairman of Microsoft Steve Wozniak will NOT be the keynote this year. Most of you probably know him better as the guy who invented the Blotto Box back in the 60′s or as Cap’n Crunch’s weird roommate on the early 90′s NBC sitcom, “Phreak Me Out”. But it’s pointless to tell you all this now since he backed out of his appearance there. You can click here to learn more about Rubicon. Mention “phone losers” at the door for dirty looks from the Rubicon staff.
UPDATE: MexicanBob Points Out Wozniak Mistake If you’ve read our Rubicon announcement (over there on the right) and if you’re not a complete moron, you probably noticed that most of the things in that paragraph are obviously a joke. A self-proclaimed geek named MexicanBob, wrote me the following email:
On the main page of your website, you have listed: “Founder/chairman of Microsoft Steve Wozniak will NOT be the keynote this year.” The founder and chairman of M$ is Bill Gates, not Woz. Steve Wozniak was one of the cofounders of Apple Computers. He designed and built the Apple I. It is an insult to every computer geek on the face of the planet to mention
the name of the great Woz and the putrid name of M$ on the same line. -MexicanBob
This is actually about the 3rd email like this I’ve gotten. You’d think people would know that neither Steve Wozniak or Bill Gates invented the blotto box. And that there was never a sitcom with Cap’n Crunch in it called Phreak Me Out. But noooooooooo…. This reminds me of the old PLA issue where I gave out a “secret code” you could punch into any pay phone in the world and it would make all the money come out of the phone. People emailed me for years after that, telling me that they tried the code on every pay phone in town but it just didn’t seem to work. Wake up, people – this site has a lot of parody and humor in it and not everything you read is going to be 100% true!
Now that that’s out of my system, everyone go to Rubicon this year, okay? I’ve got the new 2002 Payphone Coin Return code which I’ll be handing out to everyone who wants it so it’ll definitely be worth your time to attend this year.
PLA TV is finally here – sort of. There are now a few video clips up on the PLA TV page and there are plenty more to come. We recommend watching the Happy Birthday clip which is getting great reviews so far. We’re in the process of converting hours of video tape and editing it all into clips that you can enjoy. Keep an eye on that page for more.
If you want to hear sound clips of just about any telco-related error message you can think of, then twpyhr.com is for you. Not only is there an extensive collection of test and error messages, but you can view telephone images and icons, listen to humorous phone sound clips, learn basic telco information and buy cool phone t-shirts. You may have been to twpyhr.com before but it’s gotten a nice update in the design and navigation. Check it out!
More design changes today. Excuse the downtime yesterday – apparently some lines at Sprint were knocked out for most of the day and internet service was severely affected were our site is hosted from. Check out http://www.phonelosers.org/techsupport
and listen to a few new prank calls. You can also stream some of them from http://www.mp3.com/phonelosers/
Fixed yet even more broken links around the site. Added the above KEEE.COM ad since it’s my current favorite net radio station. Go check it out. Also, for all the latest new information concerning my personal life and the PLA in general, go read the Boulder News Forum posts. Great source of current info.
Again, the web discussion board and the guestbook are both working. A slight mistake on our part took out all the CGI scripts on the page. I’ve added alot of new links all over the pages and a free disk ordering script on the free disk page.