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........................................... ..... ..... ... ======================= ... .. ___ .. . _ _ / / . . // // /__ / . . //_// // //merica . . /___/nderground . . . . proudly presents . . . . ======================== . . HACKING GTE TELEMAIL . . written by . .. MASTER MICRO .. ... ======================== ... ..... ..... ........................................... WHAT IS TELEMAIL? ================= For many years, rich corporate mongers have invested in personal telemail boxes for their employees. The generic term for this type of messaging system is a "voice mailbox". It's nothing more than an answering machine with a few extra frills. The good thing about voice mailbox hacking, is that there are 1-800 access numbers, which makes it easy for anyone who doesn't feel like phreaking to your number, to leave you a message. OPERATING GTE TELEMAIL ====================== To play with any voice mailbox, it is usually necessary to have a touch tone fone. This incorporates the standard 0-9 digits and the two function keys. The symbol that looks like a tic-tac-toe sign, "#", is called the pound key. The other is an asterisk, and is called that, or the "star". You will need to be farmiliar with those to use this system. GTE Telemail, as like other voice mailoxes are VOICE. IE: You don't use your modem for hacking this, it's all manual (pain in the butt, yes, I know). If you like, you can try all this out while you are reading the file, just so that you get used to the service. The phone number for this service is: 1-800-348-6551. When you first dial the number, and it answers, you'll hear this: "<Beep><Beep><Beep><Booo> Hello. You've reached the telemessages service. The person you are calling is presently unavailable. To leave a message, enter the address of the person you are calling; or to access your regular message box, enter the pound sign". Most of the hacking that you are going to be doing is on the "regular message box". This is where the people get the messages that people have sent to them. You would dial the pound key after that announcement. To make your life easier, you never have to wait for those recordings to finish. You can interrupt the lady only after she has begun speaking, but you can dial the pound key right after the beeps. After pressing the pound key, you will hear another recording: "Please enter your id number". It is here that you would enter someone's id number. You will then hear a short "beep". Another recording will come on if it is a valid number: "You have XX new messages, and XX saved messages". New messages are ones that you haven't heard yet, saved messages are the ones that you wanted to keep for later reading, or rereading. There are different types of boxes on this service. Some have "Greeting Messages" and "Bulletins", some have a strange method of picking up messages. I will go over those now: If you have messages waiting, you can receive them by dialing "2". Sometimes, it won't give you that option, so you will have to dial "011" for your new messages, or "012" for your saved messages. When you are listening to your messages, you may dial a "2" to pause, and another "2" to continue. A "3" will rewind the messages a couple of seconds back, and a "4" will fast forward the message. Usually, if you hit the "4" key twice in a row quickly, it will jump to the end of the message and beep, giving you a second menu. After you have heard the message, you are given these options: 022: Reply back to the person 021: Redirect the message 7: Save the message 5: Delete the message Dialing the asterisk at any point is like an abort command. It usually will stop what you are doing and go to the last menu before what you are currently doing. If you dial the asterisk at the top menu, "To get your new messages, dial 011...etc", you will get a recording that says, "GoodBye", and then be hung up. HACKING GTE TELEMAIL ==================== ....is a pain, but it works. The object when hacking these things is find out as many 6 digit personal id codes as possible. You see, to send someone a message, that involves a 7 digit code. Since the 6 digit code is easier to get, and gives you more information, you have to scan through an entire prefix of numbers to get as many id codes as possible. All you really need is a touch tone fone, and a notebook. It's handy if your fone has some kind of memory, and you can recall any number at a single touch. Like my fone here, there are 12 extra buttons that you can program numbers into. First, you have find out a prefix for Texas. You know, a prefix, the first three numbers in a seven digit fone number, not counting the area code. There's lots of ways to do this. You can either whip out your fone book, or dial "1-214-555-1212" or "1-817-555-1212". Most of the time, you can phreak to those two numbers from any service. I know that Sprint lets you. Tear out a separate piece of paper from the notebook, and draw up a chart that looks similar to this: 0 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 2 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 3 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 4 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 5 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 6 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 7 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 8 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 The chart stands for numbers from 00-99. The first row, represents "00-09", the second row would be "10-19" (understand?). To read it, the number on the farthest left is the first digit in the number, then you just go from "0-9" on the rest of the row for the second digit. It's easier than writing out "00-99" in order. Now, take the 3 digit prefix in Texas, and add a "0" after it. In other words, if the prefix you picked was "123" (No, that's not a real working prefix), then you'd have "1230". If you are using the programmable fone that I mentioned before, put this four digit number into a key, or somewhere on the fone that you can retrieve it easily. Dial up the number (1-800-348-6551), and wait for the "<beep><beep><beep><boo>", as soon as you hear the last <Boo> sound, hit the pound key. As soon as the lady begins to speak, hit the key that has those four numbers programmed into it, or manually dial those four numbers. After that, dial the two digit number that you get from the chart. This should make 6 digits in all. If it's an invalid code, you will get this recording: "We're sorry, we are unable to process the id you entered, please try again." As soon as you hear the lady start to say "We're sorry", hit the asterisk button. You'll hear two quick beeps. Cross out the number on the chart that didn't work. For example: You just began the dialing, you picked "123" for a prefix, and added the "0" on to get "1230". You were starting from the first line of your chart, which looks like this: 0 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 You would dial the number and everything, press the pound sign, and hit the key that had the "1230" on it, or if you didn't have that kind of fone, you would dial the "1230" manually. You would then dial a "00". If that was invalid, and the recording began saying "We're sorry....", you hit the asterisk, and then cross out the zero (not the farthest one on the left). If the code didn't work, you would go on to the next number. In the example, you would be dialing "01". If the "123001" didn't work, you'd cross out the "1" and go onto "02". GTE Telemail only gives you three tries at getting an id code. On the third try, you will get this kind of recording (which, by the way, you can abort, and hit "*" where it will just hang up on you): "We are still unable to process your id. For assistance, please call 800-527-1149. Thank You" <click>. Now, let's say that you didn't get one of these recordings, but you heard a short beep after you entered in the whole id. That means you got a working id code! On your chart, don't cross out the number, but circle it. In the notebook, write out the entire 6 digit id code. If there are no messages on the box, just hit the asterisk until you hear "good-bye", and go onto the next number on your chart. If there ARE messages, you want to read them without the owner knowing. In some situations, that's impossible, but just don't kill anybody's messages. You want to try to keep all NEW messages NEW, so that if the original owner of the box calls up, he will still have the same messeage. GTE operators throw a pissy fit if the messages aren't going through, and they order all of these conferences with their customers. Anyhow, if there is only 1 new message, after you've listened to it, press the "*" button, and that will keep the message new. If there are more than one, press "7" to put the message into the "saved messages bank" after you have listened to them, except for the last message, which you can still keep as new by hitting the asterisk. Reading saved messages is easier because nobody has to know that you did it. Usually after reading your new messages, the system will say, "beginning saved messages" if there are any. Otherwise, just dial "012" from the main menu for the saved messages. Remember to save all of these messages with the "7" button. Now, the object here, when listening to all of these messages is to find out as much information as possible about the owner of that id code, and the people that are sending the message to that box. Let's say you are listening to a message, and you hear this: "John, this is Michael". That's great, you would scratch down "John - Michael" in your notebook right after where you wrote down that box's id number. This will remind you that John owns that box, and Michael sent the message to him. If you EVER hear them giving out the 7 digit address codes over a telemessagenger, be sure to write that down too. Any other information is handy, too. Now, what on earth are you going to do with all of this information? You're going to set up your own boxes! Or at least take over other people's boxes. The first method is called "Read and Reply". Let's say, for example, you had one box, and a message was sent that said, "Hello John, this is Michael.", and on another box, you heard a message that said, "Hello Michael, this is Judy", you might have a match. You see, since you now know Michael's box number, and Michael sent a message to this John dude, all you have to do is go to the first box and reply to the message that Michael sent, and it will be sent back to Michael's box. So, this is exactly what you must do if you think you have a match (I will use the example above for references to make this easier): Ex.: Id Code: 123000 had a message to John, from Michael Id Code: 123050 had a message to Micahael, from Bubba. Ok, so you think that you have a match. You would go to the box that had the message >FROM< the guy who's box you know. In other words, you would dial "12300", and listen to the John/Michael message again. Press the "4" button to fast forward through the message, until you hear the beep. Dial a "022" to reply to the message. You would then dial a "1" to begin your message recording, where you would say the last 3 digits into the phone (in this case, you would say "000"), and press "5" to end the recording. It will then say "You reply has been sent. You may now dial 022 to reply...etc". Just press the asterisk until it says "good-bye", and call back. When you get on, get onto the id number 123050, because that's the id that you think is the same that sent that John dude a message. If there is a new message, with your voice saying "000" into it, you got it! More on this in a second. Don't cry if the boxes don't match up and the message doesn't go through. There is still a chance that there are other people with the same name. Just set them up the same way. Now, if, when you first listened to the messages on a box, heard your voice saying three digits, but you never tried matching them up, then you just got a box! Write down the two numbers together somewhere. If you have two matches, this is what you do... I am going to use the examples above with the 123000 and 123050 boxes. Ok, now you have two boxes that are "linked" through messages. Your next mission is to get both boxes to have messages from one another that have YOUR voice on it, and to kill all other messages. In this example, this is what you would do: Get onto the 123000 box and reply to the "from michael" message. For your message, don't say anything, just have about 7 seconds of silence, and then finally hit "5" to finish the message. Next, you would go to the 123050 box, and would listen to the 7 seconds of silence message that you just sent. Reply back to this, and do the same thing. So now, both boxes have these "7 seconds of silence" or "blank" messages in their boxes. Next, you would go to both boxes and kill all of the other messages in the box. Everything, even the "michael" message goes. You have now siezed the box, and it is at your will. You must pick one box to be your "update" box, and the other to be your "pickup" box. The "Update" box is the one that will have your greeting message on it, like "You've dialed Master Micro's box, to send him a message, dial 022 after the tone." The "Pickup" line is the box that will be used for only YOU, where you read messages that other phreaks have left you. To set these up, do the following: Go to the box you picked as your "pickup" line. Read the blank message and reply to it. For the message, say whatever, like "This is so-and-so's box, dial 022 after the beep to reply". You then dial up the update line, read the welcome message that you just sent, and hit "7" after listening to it to save it. You'll hear the blank message somewhere, either as your new or your saved message. Kill the blank message on the update line. Now, if you ever wanted to change your greeting message, go to the pickup line, record a new message by replying to the blank one; go to the update line, and kill the old greeting that you don't want, and save the new one. Once you have your box set up, all you have to do is give all your phreak phriends the address and instructions to the update line. Tell them to save the messages when they read it, and to reply to it using 022 if they want to send you a message. Occassionally, check your pickup line for new messages, and kill them after you have read them just in case the owner of the box catches on and changes his id code. The other method to set up boxes is used mainly for setting up codelines, or other kinds of boxes where you don't want replies, or it is not totally necessary to have replies. A codeline is a voice box that you have devoted to telling your phriends new codes, and any other new info. Setting these up are easy as hell, and you can make as many as you want, but there is a catch. You must have figured out both the 7 digit address code, and the 6 digit id code for the same box. Let's say there was a dude named Frank, and his address code (the number you dial as soon as you get on, instead of dialing the pound key and id number, to send the guy a message) was "1234567", and his id code was "098765". First, to find out if the address and the id code are the same, you do the same method of matching up first names. Call up the telemail service, and instead of dialing the pound key and everything, dial the 7 digit address code, and send a message saying something