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GSMcodes, Useful Ones (aka *-Codes) (/GSMcodes)

In the landline world ‘star-codes’ like *67 are technically called VSC’s – Vertical Service Codes, or CLASS  (Custom Local Area Signalling Services). Wikipedia.

I don’t know what they’re called for GSM service (GSM feature codes?), but GSMcodes will suffice for now.

http://geckobeach.com/cellular/secrets/gsmcodes.php has oodles more but most don’t work on Rogers.

Corrections & additions are most welcome.

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If a code impacts “one outbound call” then the code should be entered right before the digits to dial, as a prefix to the actual phone number.
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*31#X       -  PERMIT  CID presentation for one outbound call, affects this call only; X=ph # called
#31#X       - PROHIBIT CID presentation for one outbound call, affects this call only; X=ph # called
                       --- Note this blocking of your CID is far from 100% effective

*43#X       -  PERMIT  CW for one outbound call, affects this call only; X=ph # called
#43#X       - PROHIBIT CW for one outbound call, affects this call only; X=ph # called

*#21#       - Show Forward-ALWAYS         info
*#61#       - Show Forward-on-RNA         info (if you have VM this will show the Rogers 'VM-answering' phone number)
*#63#       - Show Forward-on-MiscFailure info (if you have VM this will show: same as above)
*#67#       - Show Forward-on-Busy        info (if you have VM this will show: same as above)

*21*X#      - turn ON  CF-for-ALL-calls, redirected to phone number 'X' (required?: include '1' prefix for LD call-fwd's)
#21#        - turn OFF CF-for-ALL-calls

*61*X*11*Y# - turn ON  CF-for-RNA-calls, redirected to phone number 'X' (required?: include '1' prefix for LD call-fwd's),
                                         wait Y secs before forwarding though (Y is multiple of 5 ... max 30? BTW a single
                                         ring+silence cycle is 6 secs)
 #61#       - turn OFF CF-for-RNA-calls

*63*X#      - turn ON  CF-for-RNA_and_PhoneNotInSignalRange; fwd to ph # 'X'; (FAILS?! if you have VM service)
 #63#       - turn OFF CF-for-RNA_and_PhoneNotInSignalRange
 ...might be '61' instead of '63' for above?!

*67*X#      - turn ON  CF-for-Busy; fwd to ph # 'X'; (FAILS?! if you have VM service)
 #67#       - turn OFF CF-for-Busy;

*99#        - Used as the ph num to dial, when using a BlackBerry to tether (username & password are left blank)

 
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"* Numbers" - 'Star Numbers' - (usually BUT NOT ALWAYS free)
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**001  - 5Khz test tone
*#123# - Show Tariff (ROAMing) info
*16    - Canadian Coast Guard [Free]
*222   - CAA roadside assistance
*233   - ADD a new service or add-on by contacting Rogers
*28    - Fido: Hear account/minutes balance [Free]
*411   - 411 Directory Assistance, movies, weather, driving directions; cost per use is: $2.00 + airtime [rogers.com/411]
       - Rate is rising to $2.50/call eff Mar 16, 2011, per rogers.com/411
*4141  - Fido: Quebec Provincial Police [Free, for use in Quebec only]
*57 ?? - Trigger a CALL TRACE to happen on the most recent inbound call (answered, or unanswered). Used for
         documenting instances of harassing/obscene/threatening calls (three traces needed to cause escalation?).
         Records will be provided by Rogers only to police. Believed to be no-charge.
*611   - Rogers CxS Line - doesn't consume airtime, LD or ROAMing minutes; more info: /contact
*811   - PayGo Activations?
*CARD  - (*2273) Pay your cellphone bill (with your credit card?!)
*HELP  - IVR menu of helpful info re call forwarding, etc
*KINK  - CBC traffic-problem reporting line (actually spells *LINK, too : )
*NET   - Network/ROAMing info?
*ROAM  -
*TIME  -
 
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"# Numbers" - 'Pound Numbers' - ALWAYS (?) cost you $$$
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#TAXI     - aka #8294; cost per use is: $1.75 + airtime [rogers.com/taxi]
#AUTO     - Roadside assistance [Airtime only]
'ROMANCE' - MANY; very expensive; more info: rogers.com/taxi (click 'RomanceServicesAndMore' tab)
'PSYCHIC' - MANY; very, VERY expensive (who'd have predicted that?!); more info: rogers.com/taxi (click 'RomanceServicesAndMore' tab)

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Short Numbers
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911       - Emergency Services

211       - community, social, health and government services [very limited coverage - AB only] [airtime only]
211       - United Way help line (home care, alcoholism, immigration, food banks, etc.) [ON only] [airtime only]
411       - same as *411
511       - Information on traffic conditions, incidents and driving times [airtime only] [NS, QC only]
711       - Message Relay Service for the hearing impaired [airtime only]
811       - Access to non-emergency health services [BC, QC only] [airtime only]

1 (area code) 555-1212 - Directory assistance for most of the Caribbean [$1.50 per call + airtime]
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2 Comments »

  1. The 811 number also works in Quebec, it connect your call to Info-Santé, Quebec’s non-emergency health service

    Comment by Mike — 2010/08/10 @ 20:50 | Reply


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