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Phone Phreak JoyBubbles Used His Noodle For Cheap Calls

by | 14th, August 2007

RIP: Joybubbles, Granddaddy of Phone Phreaking, 1949-2007

BoingBoing reader Phil Lapsley says, Joybubbles (formerly Joe Engressia), often called the granddaddy of phone phreaking, died last week at 58.

Blind since birth, Joybubbles amazed with his ability to make free telephone calls simply by whistling into a phone. He was central character in the seminal 1971 Esquire article on phone phreaking called “Secrets of the Little Blue Box.”

Multifaceted, he

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