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Desc:Before dial-up Internet, the future was a 900 call away.
Category:Advertisements, Science & Technology
Tags:Telephone, 90s, Everything is Terrible, EIT, Aegean
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Even the Pope has a 900 line! But we don't recommend it.
It was about this time that one could randomly dial an 800 number that contained any four letter word and get maybe twenty seconds of breathy sex chat for free before they hustled you for the 900 number.

Early teenage me was well acquainted with this.
Wonko the Sane
ahh, the halcyon days before scrambled porn

In 1992, I dialed "1-800-JERKOFF" from a payphone in my dorm and it bounced immediately (without ringing) to a breathy announcement that "the number for OUR NATION'S LITTLE SECRET has been changed."

I wanted so hard to believe that there was a Bush Sr.-Administration-funded phonesex line...

Caminante Nocturno
Somebody must have spent a fortune scooping up every possible dirty 800 number in the country, because I remember dialing every single one I could think of and still getting the "OUR NATION'S LITTLE SECRET" message.

1-800-FAT-CHICK(S) was a favorite of ours.

Oh wow, me and my foster bro loved 1-800-FATCHICKS too. We uses to this after school daycare thing and dial it on the phone there.

OH! I never thought of that! I always just called 1-800-96JENNY.

As usual, this is pretty great but would be even better if EIT hadn't chopped it up.
I guess you've got more spare time than I do.
Jet Bin Fever
I remember breaking an old woman's "sexy voice" one time on one of those lines when I was like 10 or something. I called like 1-800-HOTTSEX or something like that and got connected to her, then when me and my friend kept giggling she broke out into a "What the hell you kids doing on here! I'm going to call your parents!" or something in the husky voice of a chain-smoking Irish grandma. I hadn't even seen that Beavis and Butthead episode yet either, so it was a shocking revelation.
Thank you internet for stepping in and making this so much cheaper.
The Townleybomb
I'm still waiting for all those valleys out west to be replaced with Cartesian grids like they were going to back in the Reagan administration.
Robin Kestrel
Dead soulless eyes abound.
The early 90s in a nutshell.

1:07 -perfect shot of a 90's alpha male.
that's no alpha male, that's a billy mitchell

1:05 - some bimbo heating up her Bartles and Jaymes in a hot tub
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