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    I used to be able to use the callback number to ring my phone for a test. The number used to be 137. That no longer works. Does anyone know what the new callback number is? Your help is appreciated.
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    137 still works here in Chch, standard telephone line.
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    Depends who you with and on what.
    Old school copper? Vodafone? Fibre?

    Most have a list of this and other numbers on their website....
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    I used to have it but after changing to Fibre, VOIP, it's gone.

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    Same here, 137 no longer works now that we are on Wireless Broadband.

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    1956 - reads back the number the user is calling from (includes the area code "3" 7654321). (not Vodafone)
    1957 - reads back the number is user is calling from (without the area code e.g. 7654321). (not Vodafone)

    1958 - sends back the number the user is calling from in DTMF tones. (not Vodafone)
    511 - reads back the number is user is calling from (Vodafone only)

    083201234 - reads back the pilot number of the line the user is calling from (if calling from a business line in a stepping group) or the individual number on the Vodafone network.
    083201231 - reads back the pilot number as above, with area code.
    083201232 - returns the DTMF tones of the line called from.

    137 - ringer test (ringback number); Pick up phone handset, dial 137, hang up, the phone will ring, pick up handset to cancel.
    0196 - Dialed before numbers to show caller ID if it is disabled for outgoing calls on number you are calling from.
    0197 - Dialled before any normal phone number disables caller ID for the receiving party. (not Spark currently, possibly discontinued for others)
    #31# - Dialled before any normal phone number disables caller ID for the receiving party.
    *32 - Dialled before any normal phone number disables caller ID for the receiving party. (Vodafone only)
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    Thank you for that, Piroska. That was very interesting and helpful.
    It is better to wear out than to rust out.
    - Richard Chamberlain, Tour of the Hebrides

    Us husbands are a sorry lot.

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