From:   Justin Wedes <>
Sent time:   Thursday, September 15, 2011 8:29:03 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Free private telecom services for organizers

OK, tweeted and many-times re-tweeted. 

Now that it's live and public, let's remember that we only give general and basic info on it, and refer people to other public info, like the couch surf spreadsheet, the orientation guide, website or public bathroom info, etc. Wouldn't share other folks private info on it.

And are there any night owls who can answer it in the wee hours while I and (I assume) grimwomyn sleep?


Justin Wedes
Activist & Educator, Brooklyn

Use your voice!
Twitter: NYCPubSchooler

On Sep 15, 2011, at 9:39 PM, Justine <> wrote:

I added you to the list.

Right now it's configured to ignore the call if it's answered in the first few seconds (like if phone is turned off and it gets voicemail) and ignore the call if it's answered after 10 seconds.

Could you guys test this out and see if it works for you?  If not I can reconfigure the system to play a prompt that says "press 4 to accept this call" or something.

On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 1:01 AM, grimwomyn <> wrote:
great-- I can volunteer to take calls: 347.682.9783 - priscilla

On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 8:36 PM, Justine <> wrote:
The number is now configured and currently only forwarding to Justin.  The new toll free number is:

We might want to get the orientation guide changed to include this number.

On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 12:18 AM, grimwomyn <> wrote:

I think an 800 number would be way better.....

On Sep 15, 2011 8:04 PM, "Justine" <> wrote:
> I can assign an 800 number if you want it to look more legit.
> On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 12:03 AM, Justine <> wrote:
>> Absolutely!
>> Does this number work? (516) 570-9229
>> Please email me the number(s) to which you want it to forward.
>> Also would you like me to rewrite the caller id to 555-555-5555 so you'll
>> know that the person is calling for OWS help?
>> Please don't tweet or distribute this number until we've had a chance to
>> test it of course :)
>> On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 11:52 PM, Justin Wedes <> wrote:
>>> Hi Justine,
>>> I know we have the Lawyers Guild number for arrest, but is there a number
>>> that people coming into town can call for simple directions and help? I'd be
>>> happy to help man that line, and we could tweet the #. Perhaps it could
>>> ringer several people's cell phones for when it gets busy...
>>> -Justin
>>> Justin Wedes
>>> Activist & Educator, Brooklyn
>>> Use your voice!
>>> Web: <>

>>> Twitter: NYCPubSchooler
>>> On Sep 15, 2011, at 7:37 PM, Justine <> wrote:
>>> The telecom fund at just received a very generous
>>> donation of $200. We'd like to put this money to good use by offering the
>>> following free services to organizers.
>>> *What free services are available?*
>>> - *Forwarding numbers*. This is useful if you need a number that
>>> forwards to multiple people. Or maybe you don't feel comfortable sharing
>>> your real phone number. Or maybe you don't trust Google Voice. We have a
>>> way to make private outbound calls too that works like a calling card. We
>>> can also make the calls forward to your phone appear as "unavailable" to
>>> ensure the privacy of the people calling you. We can add voice changing too
>>> if you want lol.
>>> - *Voicemail Box*. We can set up a number people can call into to
>>> leave messages.
>>> - *Conference Bridges*. If you want to hold a meeting by phone, I'll
>>> assign you a number people call into to chat. These numbers can also be
>>> password protected.
>>> - *Call Recording*, This is legal in legal in New York<>.

>>> I imagine it might be useful for recording police encounters (without a
>>> smart phone or video cameras) but I'm uneducated about the law in this area.
>>> I'm not sure if I should be offering this because people coerce innocent
>>> demonstrators into saying something that could be used against them in
>>> court. *Could anyone please comment*? Also is it legal in New York
>>> to put your phone on speaker to record police encounters?
>>> - We have *public* conference bridges<>available for people who want to have meetings by phone that are live

>>> streamed on the web.
>>> All calls are routed by our private dedicated server and we use Flowroute
>>> as our telecom provider.
>>> Email us if you're interested :) Please also let us know how long you'll
>>> need the service.
>>> --
>>> Justine