Free Call “Service”, April Fool 2010
For all those that went through the article, read, listened tweeted, dialled the number over and over an over again, called their friends, googled the app, and everything else to get the free calls, sorry you have been PRANKED
April Fool’s Day.
Lebanese Telecommunication is one of the most expensive if not the most expensive in the middle east.
I recently was in Beirut last week, and the rates are absurd! Although you’d think since there are 2 service providers there would be chance at some competitiveness and lowering of prices, but there isnt.
a Hacker called “mouse” and his friends discovered and developed a way you can make free calls, yes, free calls in Lebanon. free anything in Lebanon sounds peculiar enough really. But due to the negligence of the service providers and their lack of professionalism in work, they left a loop hole in their coverage. Allow me to explain.
in order to perform maintenance and check ups there’s a free line that allows for 3 minute phone calls for technicals performing maintenance and so forth.
the number of this line has been discovered, it is un-trackable because its recorded as a maintenance number in the system, but it is limited to one line per antenna or coverage poll. and therefore if your using it, people using the same coverage poll can’t. but we love to share, so we can be patient with that.
knowing that the lebanese telecommunication companies are making more money than the services are worth and cost, there wont be a problem with their finances don’t worry, they have ripped us of for long and you’d still hv to recharge days to maintain the card, and for phone calls longer than 3 minutes.
the code for this “service” is: *501*areacode#
in order to find out your area code, its related to your coverage poll, that is not a simple process. but a software has been developed for that purpose called “Liquid Aqua” for BlackBerry and iPhone that scans for your number, but if you know the code the application isnt necessary.
its important to note that this is a “service” that’s supposed to have a password and has been ignored on installation, therefore 70% of coverage polls aren’t password protected, but the new 30% are. so it may be unfortunate for some.
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