UNITED PHONE LOSERS E-ZINE
More On COCOTs
issue no. 5 - March 16, 1999
this issue written by linear
Last night, I read the four issues of UPL that we have released. I was pretty much happy with all of them except Issue #2 in which I explain what a COCOT is, and how you can fuck with them. The reason I was unhappy with it was that it only gave ONE way to fuck with a COCOT. There are many, many more ways to fuck with them, and I can't beleive I released UPL002 without adding a few more methods of fucking around. Anyways.....that's what this issue if for.
Now remember, the phoneline that COCOTS are on a normal business line, not a special payfone line. This means that you can call the operator (dial 0) and ask her to connect you with AT&T. The AT&T operator will think you are calling from home....so you can tell her you are having problems dialing a number...and she will dial it for you. You just got a free call....of course, Operators can't dial 900 numbers....unfortunately....
COCOT Beige Boxing: If you are anything near a phone loser....you have a beige box. But if you don't....read UPL001 and find out how to make one, then read on.... Since COCOTS are owned by average Joe Shmoes like you and me, trying to make a buck, The wiring for the phone is usually amature as fuck. I truly beleive that some of the COCOTs around here were wired by blind, one handed, deaf, impotent five year olds. But, this (for us) is a good thing. The wires are easy to get at, strip, and attacth alligator clips too. So attatch your beige box and bypass the COCOT's security entirely. NOTE: Don't cut the wires, just strip them. If you cut them... the owner WILL notice and fix it, and probably hide the wiring. It's not very likely he'll notice two small portions of stripped wire, if you kinda hide it.
linear, United Phone Losers and/or it's members WILL NOT be held responsible for what you do with the information within this text document. We cannot take responsibility for your ignorance, besides, we can barely take responsibility for our own.
Well, I hope I covered everything. If you feel I left something out, or you think something is incorrect, feel free to contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org