Thread: A type of commercial i dont see anymore

    • 12 years 2 months ago
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    Remember back in the day, they'd always show commercials on COLLECT calls? like 1800 collect? i dont see those anymore. i know why.....

    anyway what about you?
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    *Gasp* you're right I totally forgot about them, and I know why...
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    • 12 years 2 months ago
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    They dont show those collect call commercials because pay-phones have been replaced by cell phones now, i kind of miss the old commercials though.
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    • 12 years 2 months ago
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    i couldn't stand 1800-call-att commercials.i hate richard simmons
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    • 12 years 2 months ago
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    Let's not forget Mr T and Carrot Top
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    Remember Call ATT's catchphrase "dial down the center"? Haha, collect calling: the bronze age of telecommunications.
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    • 12 years 2 months ago
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    Quote by retroguy78
    Why don't they show collect call commercials anymore?

    Because everyone has a cell phone now.


    Not me! Not everyone has one, nor do we really need them.

    I'm no slave to technology!

    Well, not phone wise.
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    • 12 years 2 months ago
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    I remember these commercials. I always kinda hated them, myself. Haha.

    We only have a cell phone because it's cheaper and more convenient than a land line (which we don't have).
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    • 12 years 2 months ago
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    I remember Alyssa Milano as "Eva Savealot" for 1-800-collect...
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    I remember those. What about those weird numbers like 10-10-220 or something along those lines. Where you can called out or something. I guess they quite that. 'cause of Cell phones obviously.
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    • 12 years 2 months ago
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    didn't 1 of the commercials have phones ringing to the tune of we wish you a merry christmas during the holiday season?

    i also remember a commercial that had dogs barking, i believe that was also to tune of we wish you a merry christmas but i don't remember if that was also for a collect call commercial or for something else.
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    • 12 years 2 months ago
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    I have seen some reverse charge (what the UK calls "collect" calls) commercials here in the UK in 2007 (at least) , some for 0800 REVERSE, and one for another number I can't remember which lets you reverse charge to cellphones (which you can't do with 0800 REVERSE) .
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    Every time I saw Carrot Top on my TV screen drew me one step closer to throwing my TV out the window.
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    what is cellphones?
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    • 12 years 2 months ago
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    Quote by knuclear200x
    what is cellphones?

    Cellular phones.
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