867-5309/Jenny in All US and Canadian Area Codes

Jenny I’ve got your number

Ever wonder what happens when you dial 867-5309 in all the active Area Codes in the US and Canada? Several people have cataloged what happens over the last few years. Sadly those sites are no longer around. So I took it upon myself to start up a new list. Here’s the latest update as of September 2023.

What is this page all about?

This is a scan of the phone number “867-5309” in all of the active Area codes in the United States and Canada to determine what you get when you call this famous phone number.

Who is Jenny and what’s so special about the phone number 867-5309?

Jenny is the character from the Tommy Tutone hit in 1981 and her “fictional” phone number is mentioned in the song. Much to a lot of people’s dismay, this phone number became instant prank call fodder in the 1980s. It’s been basically a public nuisance ever since.

More information:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/867-5309/Jenny

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/867-5309-jenny/

https://musicinfluence.com/rock-and-roll-tales/who-owns-867-5309/

Why do you have this page?

I’ve often wondered what would happen when you dialed 867-5309 in various area codes in the US and Canada. I finally decided to do some research on it. Other people have done scans like this, but they were performed many years ago (2007 or so) , and most of them are no longer available unless you look on the Internet Archive. So I decided to create my own. I figured it wouldn’t take me very long, so I just decided to do it.

How was this scan performed?

This scan was performed mostly on a Voice over IP (VOIP) phone line where the rates are fractions of a penny per minute (in US dollars). So if these actually answered, the amount I was charged was next to zero. I think I spent maybe 50 cents on the entire scan.

How long did the scan take?

The original scan in May 2022 took a couple of hours. A more thorough scan took place in late July and early August 2022. A full rescan was last performed in September 2023.

So what did you find?

A quick synopsis is as follows:

1. A vast majority of time the number has never been assigned, especially in split or overlay area codes. The song and the number associated with the song is widely known, and most phone companies don’t assign this number for obvious reasons. Also in many cases with newly created overlay area codes, either the prefix itself or the 5000 “thousands group” is not yet assigned.

2. Sometimes you get a recording “This number is not in service” from the local phone company that serves this prefix.

3. I found a lot of times that I reached voicemail systems. Some of these have the song play as an outgoing message, while other times you hear a person (often a male voice) saying “Jenny’s not here”. One voice mailbox claims to be Tommy Tutone himself. And other times the mailbox either wasn’t set up or is full. I assume that the vast majority of these are being “parked” for future use, or just to hold on to.

4. A number of these are businesses, cashing in the famous song for those who are familiar with it. For example, there’s a pizza shop, a plumber, a welding shop, and a real estate agent

5. Some of these are “parked”, obviously people are holding on to the number either for sentimental reasons, or they be wanting to sell it at a later date.

6. Some of these are just advertisement fodder on a call gating system. Probably most of these were bought up and are in a holding pattern until someone wants to buy them.

7. And a few times you actually get to hear the Jenny song! 🙂

8. And a few times you get “Rick Rolled” 🙂

Dylan Cruz has instituted a “Jenny Message Board” on several of these numbers. It’s a voicemail system where you can either leave a message, or listen to others who have left a message.  You can go backwards with * and forwards with #

215-867-5309
253-867-5309
337-867-5309
352-867-5309
601-867-5309
607-867-5309
610-867-5309
636-867-5309
802-867-5309
877-867-5309 (toll free!)
929-867-5309
972-867-5309
985-867-5309

Results from the scan (performed 08 September 2023)

200s

201 In Use (Business, Retro Fitness)
202 In Use (Voicemail)
203 In Use (Google Voice Subscriber)
204 Plays Jenny
205 Not In Service (local recording)
206 Number unassigned
207 Call gating and ads
208 Not accepting calls (cell phone)
209 In Use (Voicemail – Jenny)
210 Number unassigned
212 In Use (Fax machine)
213 Number unassigned
214 Number unassigned
215 Jenny Message Board
216 Number unassigned
217 Not In Service (generic DMS)
218 Not In Service (local recording)
219 Subscriber not accepting calls
220 Number unassigned
223 Number unassigned (?)
224 Number unassigned
225 Number unassigned
226 Not In Service (generic DMS)
227 Number unassigned
228 Busy/Reorder
229 Number unassigned
231 Not In Service (local recording, Pat Fleet with AIS)
234 Available for Lease
239 Number unassigned
240 Available for Lease
248 Subscriber Not In Service
249 Not In Service (local recording)
250 Not In Service (local recording)
252 Number unassigned
253 Jenny Message Board
254 Number unassigned
256 In Use (Voicemail)
260 Subscriber not accepting calls
262 Call cannot be completed at this time
267 Number unassigned
269 Number unassigned
270 Call gating and ads
272 Available for Lease
274 Number unassigned
276 Call gating and ads
279 Available for Lease
281 In Use (Voicemail)
283 Number unassigned
289 Not In Service (local recording)

300s

301 Call gating and ads
302 Number unassigned
303 In Use (Business – Ben Franklin Plumbing)
304 In Use (Voicemail)
305 In Use (Magic Jack voicemail)
306 Busy
307 Number unassigned
308 Call gating and ads
309 In Use (Rings/no answer)
310 In Use (Voicemail)
312 Plays Jenny (Jenny Line)
313 In Use (Voicemail)
314 In Use (Voicemail)
315 Not In Service (AT&T wireless)
316 Available for Lease
317 Call did not go through
318 Call gating and ads
319 Number unassigned
320 Available for Lease
321 Number unassigned
323 In Use (Funny line)
325 Call gating and ads
326 Number unassigned
329 Number unassigned
330 In Use (Business – McCutcheon Insurance Agency)
331 Subscriber not accepting calls
332 Call cannot be completed at this time
334 Subscriber not accepting calls
336 Not In Service (Verizon Wireless)
337 Jenny Message Board
339 Number unassigned
340 Number unassigned
341 Number unassigned
346 Available for Lease
347 In Use (Magic Jack Customer Not Available)
351 Number unassigned
352 Jenny Message Board
360 Number unassigned
361 Call gating and ads
363 Number unassigned
364 Number unassigned
365 Not In Service (Generic DMS)
367 Number unassigned
368 Not In Service (Generic DMS)
369 Number unassigned
380 Available for Lease
382 Number unassigned
385 Available for Lease
386 Not In Service (Verizon Wireless)

400s

401 In Use (Business – GEM Plumbing)
402 Number not In Use but available
403 Client unavailable
404 Number unassigned
405 In Use (Voicemail)
406 Not In Service (local recording, Pat Fleet with AIS)
407 Advertisement (solar panels)
408 Available for your marketing needs
409 Call gating and ads
410 Not In Service (local recording, generic DMS)
412 Number unassigned
413 Call gating and ads
414 Available for Lease
415 In Use (Fax machine)
416 In Use (Voicemail)
417 In Use (Voicemail)
418 Not In Service (local recording, French & English)
419 Number unassigned
423 In Use (rings then dead)
424 Available for Lease
425 In Use (Funny voicemail with Jenny)
428 Number Unassigned
430 Call gating and ads
431 Not In Service (Generic DMS)
432 Number unassigned
434 Available for Lease
435 In Use (Business – Vault Gun & Pawn)
437 In Use (Business – Northern Electronics)
438 Not In Service (local recording, French & English)
440 Not In Service (Verizon Wireless)
442 Subscriber not accepting calls
443 In Use (Voicemail)
445 Number unassigned
447 Call gating and ads
448 Available for Lease
450 Not In Service (local, French/English)
458 Busy/Reorder
463 Not available from calling area)
464 Number unassigned
468 Number unassigned
469 In Use (Voicemail (Jenny))
470 Available for Lease
472 Number unassigned
474 Number unassigned
475 Number unassigned
478 In Use (funny VM)
479 Number unassigned
480 Available for Lease
484 In Use (Voicemail)

500s

501 Number unassigned
502 Non Working Number (Norfolk Southern)
503 Number unassigned
504 Available for Lease
505 In Use (Voicemail)
506 In Use (Business – Taylor Auto Village)
507 Reorder
508 In Use (Funny voicemail)
509 Reorder
510 Subscriber not in service
512 In Use (Voicemail “Domino’s Pizza”)
513 Busy/Reorder
514 Cell number not assigned (English/French)
515 In Use (Voicemail)
516 In Use (rings/no answer)
517 Plays Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up (Rick Roll)
518 In Use (Funny voicemail (Says it’s from Jenny’s dad))
519 In Use (answering machine)
520 Service restricted or not available
530 Service restricted or not available
531 Number unassigned
534 Number unassigned
539 Available for Lease
540 In Use (Voicemail)
541 Busy/Reorder
548 In Use (Voicemail)
551 Number unassigned
557 Number unassigned
559 Advertisement (solar panels)
561 Call cannot be completed at this time
562 Number unassigned
563 Available for Lease
564 Number unassigned
567 Plays Jenny
570 Not In Service (AT&T wireless)
571 Available for Lease
572 Call cannot be completed at this time
573 Advertisement (solar panels)
574 Number unassigned
575 Call cannot be completed at this time
579 Not In Service (Generic DMS)
580 Number unassigned
581 Not In Service (Generic DMS)
582 Call gating and ads
584 Number unassigned
585 Available for Lease
586 Number unassigned
587 In Use (Voicemail)

600s

601 Jenny Message Board
602 In Use (Business – My Guy Referrals)
603 Not Accepting Calls (AT&T wireless)
604 Client not available
605 Rings/no answer
606 Number unassigned
607 Jenny Message Board
608 Busy/Reorder
609 Number unassigned
610 Jenny Message Board
612 In Use (Business – Paul Bunyan Plumbing)
613 In Use (Voicemail)
614 Number unassigned
615 Call did not go through
616 Number unassigned
617 In Use (Business – Gem Plumbing & Heating)
618 In Use (Voicemail)
619 In Use (Voicemail)
620 Not In Service (local)
623 Number unassigned
626 Number unassigned
628 Available for Lease
629 Available for Lease
630 Number unassigned
631 Number unassigned
636 Jenny Message Board
639 Call cannot be completed at this time
640 Reorder
641 Number unassigned
645 Number unassigned
646 In Use (Voicemail)
647 Call cannot be completed at this time
650 Service restricted or unavailable
651 Number unassigned
656 Number unassigned
657 Subscriber not accepting calls
659 Number unassigned
660 Not In Service (local recording)
661 Advertisement (solar panels)
662 Advertisement (solar panels)
667 Available for Lease
669 Number unassigned
670 Number unassigned
671 Number unassigned
672 Plays Jenny
678 Not In Service (generic DMS)
680 Available for Lease
681 Number unassigned
682 (silence)
683 Number unassigned
684 Number unassigned
689 Call gating and ads

700s

701 In Use (Business – 5309 Tavern)
702 In Use (Voicemail)
703 Cannot accept calls
704 In use (Business – Chris the Food Dude)
705 In use (Voicemail, Rogers Wireless)
706 Wireless customer not available (AT&T Wireless)
707 Service has been restricted or is unavailable
708 In Use (Voicemail)
709 In Use (Voicemail, Jenny)
712 Not In Service (local recording)
713 Number unassigned
714 Number unassigned
715 Number unassigned
716 In Use (Voicemail)
717 Busy/Reorder
718 All Circuits are busy (Verizon 132-A9 tandem)
719 In Use (Voicemail (male voice referring to Jenny))
720 Reorder
724 In use (voicemail)
725 Available for Lease
726 Number unassigned
727 In Use (Business – Ben Franklin Plumbing and others)
728 Number unassigned
730 Number unassigned
731 Silence
732 In Use (Voicemail portal)
734 Number unassigned
737 In Use (Conference line)
740 Not In Service (local)
742 Number unassigned
743 Available for Lease
747 Number unassigned (Reorder)
753 Number unassigned
754 Number unassigned
757 In Use (Business – Danny’s Auto Glass)
760 In Use (Voicemail)
762 Plays Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up (Rick Roll)
763 Number unassigned
765 Number unassigned
769 Number unassigned
770 Rings/no answer
771 Number unassigned
772 Call cannot be completed at this time
773 Call cannot be completed at this time
774 Number unassigned
775 Number unassigned
778 In Use (Voicemail)
779 Available for Lease
780 Number unassigned
781 Not In Service (Verizon Wireless)
782 Not In Service (generic DMS)
785 Subscriber not accepting calls
786 In Use (funny voicemail)
787 Not in service (local)

800s

800 Number disabled
801 In Use (Voicemail)
802 Jenny Message Board
803 Number unassigned
804 In Use (Voicemail)
805 Wireless customer not available (AT&T Wireless)
806 Not In Service (local recording)
807 Plays Jenny
808 Number parked
810 Not in service (local)
812 In Use (Business -C35 Space Monkey Records)
813 Advertisement (solar panels)
814 Not In Service (local recording)
815 Thank you for calling, we are currently closed
816 Not In Service (local recording)
817 Subscriber Not Accepting Calls
818 Advertisement (solar panels)
819 Not In Service (Local Recording, French/English)
820 Number unassigned
825 Not In Service (generic DMS)
826 Number unassigned
828 Not accepting calls
830 Advertisement (solar panels)
831 Available for Lease
832 In Use (Business – Wedgeworth Plumbing)
833 In Use (Business – Mixhits Radio (Jenny, virtual assistant))
835 Number unassigned
838 Number unassigned
839 Number unassigned
840 Number unassigned
843 Available for Lease
844 Not In Service (generic DMS)
845 Busy/Reorder
847 In Use (Business – Profile Pictures)
848 Number unassigned
850 In Use (Business – Carrie Routt, Keller Williams Success Realty)
854 Number unassigned
855 Reorder
856 Number unassigned
857 Advertisement (solar panels)
858 Subscriber not accepting calls
859 Reorder
860 In Use (rings/no answer, double ring)
861 Number unassigned
862 Available for Lease
863 Advertisement (solar panels)
864 Available for Lease
865 Available for Lease
866 In Use (Business – Ben Franklin Plumbing, Number changed)
867 Not In Service (generic DMS)
870 Not In Service (local recording – Pat Fleet)
872 Available for Lease
873 Not In Service (generic DMS)
877 Jenny Message Board
878 Call cannot be completed at this time
888 Call gating and ads

900s

901 Busy/Reorder
902 In Use (Business – Century Nissan)
903 Not in service (local)
904 Subscriber not accepting calls
905 Busy
906 Number unassigned
907 Not In Service (local recording)
908 Call gating and ads
909 Not In Service (local recording)
910 In Use (Business – Blandon’s Heating & Air Conditioning)
912 Available for Lease
913 Number unassigned
914 In Use (Voicemail)
915 In Use (Voicemail)
916 Not In Service (local recording)
917 Not In Service (SPOK)
918 Not In Service (local recording, Pat Fleet)
919 Plays Jenny
920 Not In Service (local recording, Pat Fleet)
925 Not In Service (local recording)
928 Call gating and ads
929 Jenny Message Board
930 Subscriber not accepting calls
931 Number unassigned
934 Subscriber not accepting calls
936 In Use (Business Hashtag Welding (nod to Jenny))
937 Thank you for calling, we are currently closed
938 Available for Lease
939 Number unassigned
940 In Use (Voicemail)
941 Subscriber not accepting calls
943 Number unassigned
945 Available for Lease
947 Not In Service (Verizon Wireless)
948 Not in service (MCI tandem 2CG)
949 Subscriber not accepting calls
951 Not In Service (local)
952 Number unassigned
954 Number not in use (recording)
956 In Use (Voicemail)
959 Reorder
970 In Use (Business Totally 80s Pizza)
971 Available for Lease
972 Jenny Message Board
973 In Use (Business ConvergeOne non working number)
978 Call cannot be completed at this time
979 Call gating and ads
980 Available for Lease
983 Number unassigned
984 Available for Lease
985 Jenny Message Board
986 Reorder
989 In Use (Voicemail (Jenny’s voicemail))

Epilogue

This was a fun and quick project (only took me a few hours). I’ll keep this up on a semi-regular basis (only every few months). If you know of any changes, please use the Contact form (link in the upper right of the page) and let us know. Thanks!

 

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