The complete account of my evening of January 28th 2016
@dosnostalgic It's 4 years late now but you should have asked up front if they have any more numbers like that to their name.
@Deiru @dosnostalgic This was actually an intentional ploy by the company and there was an article on it a few years ago. Turns out someone from the sex line worked in the same rented office complex as someone responsible for recovering these unused numbers, so they had a pipeline to funnel all of them to them. There was supposed to be an investigation, but nobody was sure there was anything actionable.
@dosnostalgic > Records obtained by The Associated Press show that over the past 13 years, a little-known Philadelphia company called PrimeTel Communications has quietly gained control over nearly a quarter of all the 1-800 numbers in the U.S. and Canada, often by grabbing them the moment they are relinquished by previous users. As of March, it administered more 800 numbers than any other company, including Verizon and AT&T. And many, if not most, of those 1.7 million numbers appear to be used for one thing: redirecting callers to a phone-sex service.
@dosnostalgic heh. I dialed the number to order the full version of Doom 1 but no-one picked up
@dosnostalgic My god.
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