Callers will generally hear the three tone Bell System alert tones, followed by "The number you have reached...", at which point the Caller ID playback system will replay the caller's number, with spoken digits captured from a working Bell AIS service announcement system.
As the service reads back the ID of the calling number, the AIS tones and recording indicating that the calling number is not in service can confuse or disuade unwanted callers and telemarketers from continuing to call your number. Instructions on how to program your cell phone force "rejected" calls to the Interpage Caller ID playback can be found to the right, or at the Wireless Notes Home page.
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Although the REJECT feature (busy transfer) is generally available with GSM phones (AT&T Wireless and T-Mobile in the US, and Rogers/Cantel in Canada, and their associated resellers and MVNOs), any phone which has a busy transfer feature should be able to work with the service.
To activate, set busy forwarding to forward to (614) 448-1122. (This can quickly be done from GSM phones by dialing **67*16144481122# and then SEND.
When a caller with a suspicious number calls, simply press the REJECT button to send the caller to the AIS service, telling the caller that the number is not in service.
To de-activate, simply turn off or disable busy forwarding. (On GSM phones this can be accomplished by dialing ##67# and then SEND).