knuclear200x
5908 Posts
13 years, 8 months ago
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?
    RetroRickster923's Avatar
    13 years, 8 months ago
    *Gasp* you're right I totally forgot about them, and I know why...
    I am Ricky, hear me think! :D
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      gumbyman
      2008 Posts
      13 years, 8 months ago
      They dont show those collect call commercials because pay-phones have been replaced by cell phones now, i kind of miss the old commercials though.
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        futuramafan95
        397 Posts
        13 years, 8 months ago
        i couldn't stand 1800-call-att commercials.i hate richard simmons
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          Alyssa_Branen
          2220 Posts
          13 years, 8 months ago
          Let's not forget Mr T and Carrot Top :shock:
          :)
            IFCWDJD
            15 Posts
            13 years, 8 months ago
            Remember Call ATT's catchphrase "dial down the center"? Haha, collect calling: the bronze age of telecommunications.
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              13 years, 8 months ago
              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! :twisted:

              Well, not phone wise. :lol:
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                shiroihikari
                1751 Posts
                13 years, 8 months ago
                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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                  80skidAK
                  701 Posts
                  13 years, 8 months ago
                  I remember Alyssa Milano as "Eva Savealot" for 1-800-collect...
                    System
                    79987 Posts
                    13 years, 8 months ago
                    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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                      TheWizard241
                      455 Posts
                      13 years, 8 months ago
                      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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                        rirotostichi
                        1841 Posts
                        13 years, 8 months ago
                        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) .
                          13 years, 8 months ago
                          Every time I saw Carrot Top on my TV screen drew me one step closer to throwing my TV out the window.
                            knuclear200x
                            5908 Posts
                            13 years, 8 months ago
                            what is cellphones?
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                              RetroBen81
                              713 Posts
                              13 years, 8 months ago
                              knuclear200x
                              what is cellphones?

                              Cellular phones.
                              "I am such a purist for old information on anything '70s and '80s."
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