Porn company is amassing all kinds of 1-800 numbers

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Porn company is amassing all kinds of 1-800 numbers
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Tue, 04-19-2011 - 2:17pm

Originally published April 19, 2011 at 4:03 AM | Page modified April 19, 2011 at 9:55 AM

Porn company is amassing all kinds of 1-800 numbers

For years, teenagers across the U.S. could call a toll-free hotline if they had embarrassing questions about AIDS and safe sex. Dial the same number now and you get a recording of giggling women offering to talk dirty to you.

By DAVID B. CARUSO

Associated Press

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Registered: 08-30-2002

When I was in banking with one of The Big Three, our customer service number was one digit off from the "Meat Market." Made for more than a few embarrassing moments. It was so bad, I started warning customers when they would open an account with us.



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Registered: 02-05-2011

Most calling plans now offer either a set number of minutes or unlimited minutes. An 800 number isn't as important as it used to be.

When calling, I no longer care if it's an 800 or not, I pay $0 for up to 5,000 minutes of calling per month. 800, 888, 877, 866 or whatever doesn't matter, just the minutes used.