Can make and recieve calls, but can not dial toll free numbers

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Can make and recieve calls, but can not dial toll free numbers

This is a weird one, I can call friends cell phone, I can call other people. I try to call a buisness or something with a toll free number and I get silence on the phone.

 

What to do would call AT&T but thats a toll free number, have not actually tried their number but the other 3 I have tried have ended in the silence. 

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ACE - Master

Re: Can make and recieve calls, but can not dial toll free numbers

If you want to share.....post the number (if a business) and someone can try it and see what they get.  Also maybe try dialing the number and then the "#" key.

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ACE - Expert

Re: Can make and recieve calls, but can not dial toll free numbers

davhamm - This is new service or worked previously??
It is only toll free?? Other paid calls work OK??
Perhaps there is a failure in the toll free routing for your line.
U-verse has a block on international option. Maybe make sure that is not set on your acct.
Some phones have a toll call block option.
You can report trouble via your acct on the web.
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Re: Can make and recieve calls, but can not dial toll free numbers

[ Edited ]

***** (costco concierge) or ***** (act registration) or *****(American express)

 

[Edited to comply with Guidelines - please do not post phone numbers other than approved AT&T numbers]

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ACE - Expert

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all three ring for me after dialing 1- number
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Teacher

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Wife, thought she has paid Amex bill on phone before but looking at the call log it doesn't show, probably used my work cell, as she often just picks that up and calls. 

 

have the 250 call plan, if that matters. 

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ACE - Master

Re: Can make and recieve calls, but can not dial toll free numbers

Works fine for me too!!

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ACE - Expert

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davhamm - Should not matter, I notice you did not include dialing one & I did. Saying cell phone is common use - it does not need one. Have you tried dialing 1- number??
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Teacher

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yes tried with 1 without 1, predial then connect, connect get dial tone then dial. all result in the same silence. 

 

 

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ACE - Master

Re: Can make and recieve calls, but can not dial toll free numbers

Dial the number then press the "#" key.  What happens?

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Re: Can make and recieve calls, but can not dial toll free numbers

Tried with # at end still nothing. Called a person's cell and it still works. 

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ACE - Expert

Re: Can make and recieve calls, but can not dial toll free numbers

davhamm - Looks like the link in the office that translates the 800 number to a real number is broken. You need to report it, either via the cell phone or the web.
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Did a live web chat, they reset my gateway twice, no change. They talked to level 2 who said there was nothing else they could do, so they are sending out a ser ice tech on Monday. Not sure what that will do since I can call some numbers. 

 

Oh they had me hook a phone up directly to the gateway, didn't do anything different. 

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Service tech came out today, very friendly and nice. 

 

Turns out, you could not hear anything over my phone. When I tried calling someone, it was someone in the room and did not notice you couldnt hear over the phone (of course now my daughter tells me oh yeah when I called a friend I could not hear them but they could hear me...doh). 

 

So bad RG. Had one on the truck, swapped it out. bam back in business. 

 

Thanks everyone for thier help. 

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Re: Can make and recieve calls, but can not dial toll free numbers

Thank you for the update davhamm! I'm glad to see that everything is fine now. Please feel free to come back anytime you have a question or need help.

 

Happy Holidays!

 

Dmitriy


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