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1-27-2012 @ 8:09PM
Ah, 1-900 numbers, another feature of the 90s that has slowly died out, like video stores, the macarena, and rat-tails. I think the best ones were the ones targeted towards kids, having Santa Claus tell them if they're naughty or nice (NOT IN THAT WAY) by calling up for only $1.99 for the first minute and only $0.99 for every minute after!
1-27-2012 @ 8:52PM
There was one even dirtier than that one. The company that did this got in trouble for it. They had commercials for Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, and told kid to hold their phones up to the TV. The commercial would play a series of tones, and on touchtone phones it would dial a 1-900 number. (In case you don't know, touchtone systems use the tones themselves to dial. The phone creating the tone is what dials, so a sound recording of a tone on the dial tone will dial the number.)
1-28-2012 @ 1:09AM
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