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             ON STEP LINES
  If you have STEP lines in your
prefix, (A good way of checking to see
if you have STEP is to look at the
payphones around your house, if they
are rotary, then you have STEP, if
not, your outta luck.)
  From your house dial "0", (This will
not work at a payphone). You will hear
a few "Kerplunks", if you hit the hang
 up button when the second-to-the-last
"Kerplunk" is heard then the operator
will get on and be very confused. (I
will tell why she is confused in just a
second, but for now just....) Say that
you are trying to complete a call when
she got on. She will ask for the
number you are trying to call. Tell her
the number (Long distance ofcourse),
and she will ask you for YOUR
number, pick a number out of your
head, (It must be in your prefix
though), and tell her it. She will
believe you and will connect you with
the charges charged to the number you
said. (If you didn't hit the button
at the correct time just tell the
operator your sorry, you were trying
to dust the phone or some other
bullshit like that.)
  What you did was screw up the
automatic number find that was built
into the first step lines. This is what
would tell the operator your number
so she could bill you if she had to
complete a call for you. The operator
will get some garbage on her screen
that is suposed to be your number, but
since you interupted that proccess, it
looks really bizzare.
  What is really phun to do is complain
to the operator that this is the third
time today that you have not been
able to get through and she will give
you some sob story about "We're sorry,
but we've had a computer malfunction
and it is being fixed right now".
  I kinda sure that the phone company
knows nothing of this. The worst thing
that could happen is you get a call
asking why you've hung up on the
operator so many times, (If you did
this alot, that is). Just give them
some bullshit about a baby brother
just learning how to use the phone,
ot something like that.

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