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. Hereā€™s the latest update as of May 2022.

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/

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?

It took maybe a couple of hours over the course of two days in early May 2022.

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! šŸ™‚

Results from the scan performed on May 1, 2022

200s

201 Business – Retro Fitness
202 Not able to receive calls at this time
203 Google Voice Subscriber
204 Plays Jenny
205 Not In Service (local)
206 Number unassigned
207 Call gating and ads
208 Not accepting calls
209 Number unassigned
210 Number unassigned
212 Fax machine
213 Number unassigned
214 Number unassigned
215 Number available for purchase
216 Number unassigned
217 Number unassigned
218 Not In Service (local)
219 Number parked
220 Number unassigned
223 Number unassigned
224 Number unassigned
225 Number unassigned
226 Number unassigned
228 Number unassigned
229 Number unassigned
231 Not In Service (local)
234 Number unassigned
236 Number unassigned
239 Not In Service (local)
240 Number unassigned
248 Number unassigned
249 Number unassigned
250 Number unassigned
251 Number unassigned
252 Number unassigned
253 Number available for purchase
254 Number unassigned
256 Not In Service (AT&T)
260 Number unassigned
262 Number unassigned
267 Number unassigned
269 Number unassigned
270 Call gating and ads
272 Number unassigned
276 Number unassigned
279 Number unassigned
281 Real person answered (update 14 May 2022)
289 Number unassigned

300s

301 Number unassigned
302 Number unassigned
303 Business – Ben Franklin Plumbing
304 Call gating and ads
305 Voicemail
306 Number unassigned
307 Number unassigned
308 Number unassigned
309 Wireless customer not available
310 Voicemail
312 Plays Jenny (Jenny Line)
313 Voicemail
314 Rings/no answer
315 Not In Service (AT&T)
316 Number unassigned
317 Call did not go through
318 Number unassigned
319 Number unassigned
320 Number unassigned
321 Number unassigned
323 Funny line
325 Number unassigned
326 Number unassigned
330 Business – McCutchen Insurance Agency
331 Number unassigned
332 Number unassigned
334 Number unassigned
336 Number unassigned
337 Not In Service (local)
339 Number unassigned
340 Number unassigned
341 Number unassigned
343 Number unassigned
346 Number unassigned
347 MagicJack Customer Not Available
351 Number unassigned
352 Number unassigned
360 Number unassigned
361 Number unassigned
364 Number unassigned
365 Number unassigned
367 Number unassigned
368 Number unassigned
380 Number unassigned
385 Number unassigned
386 Busy

400s

401 Business – GEM Plumbing
402 Number not in use but available
403 Number unassigned
404 Number unassigned
405 Voicemail
406 Not In Service (local, Pat Fleet)
407 Callgating and ads
408 Fax machine
409 Number unassigned
410 Not In Service (DMS generic)
412 Voicemail
413 Number unassigned
414 Number unassigned
415 Fax machine
416 Number unassigned
417 voicemail
418 Number unassigned
419 Number unassigned
423 Rings
424 Number unassigned
425 Funny voicemail with Jenny
430 Number unassigned
431 Number unassigned
432 Number unassigned
434 Number unassigned
435 Business – Vault Gun & Pawn
437 Number unassigned
438 Number unassigned
440 Not In Service (Verizon Wireless)
442 Number unassigned
443 Voicemail
445 Number unassigned
447 Number unassigned
448 Number unassigned
450 Number unassigned
458 Number unassigned
463 Number unassigned
464 Number unassigned
469 Voicemail (Jenny)
470 Number unassigned
474 Number unassigned
475 Number unassigned
478 Funny voicemail
479 Number unassigned
480 Number unassigned
484 Voicemail

500s

501 Number unassigned
502 Number unassigned
503 Number unassigned
504 Number unassigned
505 Voicemail
506 Number unassigned
507 Number unassigned
508 Funny voicemail
509 Number unassigned
510 Number unassigned
512 Not In Service (local)
513 Number unassigned
514 Number unassigned
515 Voicemail
516 Rings/no answer
517 Number unassigned
518 Funny voicemail (Says it’s from “Jenny’s dad”)
519 Number unassigned
520 Number unassigned
530 Service restricted or not available
531 Number unassigned
534 Number unassigned
539 Number unassigned
540 Voicemail
541 Number unassigned
548 Number unassigned
551 Number unassigned
559 Number unassigned
561 Number unassigned
562 Voicemail
563 Number unassigned
564 Number unassigned
567 Plays Jenny
570 Not In Service (AT&T)
571 Number unassigned
572 Number unassigned
573 Number unassigned
574 Number unassigned
575 Number unassigned
579 Number unassigned
580 Number unassigned
581 Number unassigned
582 Number unassigned
585 Number unassigned
586 Number unassigned
587 Number unassigned

600s

601 Not In Service (local)
602 Business – MyGuy Referrals
603 Not In Service (AT&T)
604 Number unassigned
605 Rings/no answer
606 Number unassigned
607 Number unassigned
608 Number unassigned
609 Not In Service (local)
610 Funny voicemail (Mexican hat dance)
612 Business – Paul Bunyan Plumbing
613 Number unassigned
614 Number unassigned
615 Not In Service (local)
616 Number unassigned
617 Business – Gem Plumbing & Heating
618 Voicemail
619 Voicemail (Plays Jenny)
620 Not In Service (local)
623 Number unassigned
626 Number unassigned
628 Number unassigned
629 Number unassigned
630 Number unassigned
631 Number unassigned
636 Number unassigned
639 Number unassigned
640 Number unassigned
641 Number unassigned
646 Voicemail (supposedly Tommy Tutone)
647 Number unassigned
650 Number restricted or unavailable
651 Number unassigned
656 Number unassigned
657 Number unassigned
659 Number unassigned
660 Not In Service (local)
661 Number unassigned
662 Number unassigned
667 Number unassigned
669 Number unassigned
670 Number unassigned
671 Number unassigned
672 Number unassigned
678 Not In Service (Generic DMS swtich recording)
680 Number unassigned
681 Number unassigned
682 Number unassigned
684 Number unassigned
689 Number unassigned

700s

701 Business – 5309 Tavern
702 Voicemail (male voice referring to Jenny)
703 Subscriber not in service
704 Available for marketing
705 Number unassigned
706 Voicemail
707 Voicemail
708 Number unassigned
709 Number unassigned
712 Not In Service (local)
713 Number unassigned
714 Number unassigned
715 Number unassigned
716 Voicemail
717 Rings/no answer
718 Number unassigned
719 Voicemail (male voice referring to Jenny)
720 Reorder
724 Plays a quick classical music tune, then hangs up
725 Number available for purchase
726 Number unassigned
727 Business – Ben Franklin Plumbing
731 Number unassigned
732 Voicemail
734 Number unassigned
737 Number unassigned
740 Not In Service (local)
742 Number unassigned
743 Number unassigned
747 Number unassigned
753 Number unassigned
754 Number unassigned
757 Business – Danny’s Auto Glass
760 Voicemail
762 Number unassigned
763 Number unassigned
765 Number unassigned
769 Number unassigned
770 Number unassigned
771 Number unassigned
772 Number unassigned
773 Number unassigned
774 Number unassigned
775 Number unassigned
778 Number unassigned
779 Number unassigned
780 Number unassigned
781 Busy signal
782 Number unassigned
785 Parked number
786 Subscriber not in service (T-Mobile)
787 Number unassigned

800s

800 Number disabled
801 Voicemail
802 Available for marketing
803 Number unassigned
804 Voicemail
805 Voicemail
806 Not In Service (local)
807 Number unassigned
808 Number unassigned
810 Voicemail
812 BusinessĀ  – Space Monkey Records
813 Call gating and ads
814 Not In Service (local)
815 Number unassigned
816 Not In Service (local)
817 Number unassigned
818 Number unassigned
819 Number unassigned
820 Number unassigned
825 Number unassigned
828 Number unassigned
830 Number unassigned
831 Number unassigned
832 Business – Wedgeworth Plumbing
833 Business – Mixhits Radio (Jenny, virtual assistant)
838 Number unassigned
839 Number unassigned
840 Number unassigned
843 Number unassigned
844 Number unassigned
845 Number unassigned
847 Voicemail
848 Number unassigned
850 BusinessĀ  – Carrie Routt, Keller Williams Success Realty
854 Number unassigned
855 Call gating and ads
856 Number unassigned
857 Number unassigned
858 Number unassigned
859 Number unassigned
860 Voicemail
862 Number unassigned
863 Call gating and ads
864 Number unassigned
865 Number unassigned
866 Business – Number changed
867 Number unassigned
870 Not In Service (local – Pat Fleet)
872 Number unassigned
873 Number unassigned
877 Toll Free Number Has Been Disconnected (AT&T)
878 Number unassigned
888 Call gating and ads

900s

901 Number unassigned
902 Number unassigned
903 Number unassigned
904 Number unassigned
905 Number unassigned
906 Number unassigned
907 Number unassigned
908 Number unassigned
909 Silence (call didn’t go through?)
910 Business – Blandon’s Heating & Air Conditioning
912 Number unassigned
913 Number unassigned
914 Voicemail
915 Voicemail
916 Not In Service (Local)
917 Not In Service (local)
918 Not In Service (local)
919 Plays Jenny
920 Not In Service (local)
925 Not In Service (local)
928 Number unassigned
929 Number unassigned
930 Number unassigned
931 Number unassigned
934 Number unassigned
936 BusinessĀ  – Hashtag Welding (nod to Jenny)
937 Business (Thank you for calling, we are currently closed)
938 Number unassigned
939 Number unassigned
940 Voicemail
941 Number unassigned
945 Number unassigned
947 Number unassigned
948 Number unassigned
949 Number unassigned
951 Not In Service (local)
952 Number unassigned
954 Fax machine
956 Voicemail
959 Number unassigned
970 Business – Totally 80s Pizza
971 Number unassigned
972 Number unassigned
973 Business – ConvergeOne – non working number
978 Not In Service (local)
979 Number unassigned
980 Number unassigned
984 Number unassigned
985 Available for marketing
986 Number unassigned
989 Number unassigned

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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