UNITED PHONE LOSERS E-ZINE
Beige Boxing Continued
issue no. 7 - March 20, 1999
this issue written by Jaded
Welcome fellow phone losers...your tour guide will be the one and only JaDeD. Since this is only my first issue of the UPL zine you'll have to understand that this articles' gayness can be due to lack of experience. Anyways this article will cover some more basics of beige boxing and hopefully touch on some points that the previous article didn't.
For those of you who live in the city and are not hicks who live out in the country, did you ever think that there might be more controlling your phone then that beige box outside of your house? Well, you were right. However the box controlling your phone and everyone else's in your neighborhood's phones is not really protected. It is usually on an accessible street, not far from the curb. Look for a big box that has Telco inscribed on it, it usually is about four feet above the ground. This is the area's Telco box.
Now, a person would think, that this box is completely secured and will definitely not be tampered with by a phone loser like me....well, I'm afraid your very wrong. Your local Telco thinks that your lines should have no more protection then a weird looking bolt. This thing can be undone with a special wrench or needle-nose pliers. Unless you happen to look a lot like a telco serviceman, breaking into one of these boxes might arouse suspicion, so don't be a retard. A big part of being a phone loser is just common sense. A large amount of discreetness can save you hours of trouble with the local doughnut eaters.
Once this box is opened you will feel right at home. The same kind of setup you have at home(black wire/red wire, sometimes a jack) will be there. These are all your neighbors' phone connections. Unplug one of these jacks and you might have yourself a new enemie. Connect your homemade handsetto a pair of terminals, and you have instant access to that line. Party time!
The system is easy to phreak, but far easier to raise hell with. Should one be evil enough, one could, rip out all of the wires then bolt like a madman. This would cause complete chaos and definitely make you top on the neighborhood hitlist. So, for the people that havn't done shit to you, please don't go ruining the phone service for your whole area just because you can.
Also, people might get a little suspicous if their phone line suddenly goes dead. And, if you are caught, the redial button on your handset can turn into your worst nightmare. So, for the common phreaker, here is a list of things you can use as backup to ensure
a platoon of oinkers doesn't suddenly come around the corner.
Jaded, 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.
If you feel I left something out, or you think something is incorrect, feel free to contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org