Dial It Back To The Days When Everything Had A 1-900 Number

Back when phones were limited to landlines, there was an absolute influx of 1-900 numbers being advertised to people of all ages! These were numbers that for the low price of nearly a dollar a minute (at LEAST) you could call for all sorts of weird things. These 10 were especially strange.

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You could call MC Hammer by dialing 1-900-909-MCMC

Or maybe you’d rather talk to the Hulkster himself?

You could always try to win money by doing simple math (which ultimately feels like a scam to me)

Nintendo had a line you could call for help with a game you were stuck on

Sierra had the same for their super complicated adventure games. They would even mail you tips!

Dial It Back To The Days When Everything Had A 1-900 Number
Sierra

It only gets weirder from here…

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Of course Jazzy Jeff had to get in on the action

Anyone remember “The Corey Hotline” from The Simpsons? Turns out it was a real thing, with Corey Haim and Corey Feldman.

Why not call the He-Man hotline and have them tell you how to buy their toys!

Or maybe try calling FREDDY FREAKING KRUEGER?!

But of course, you could call a help line not to get someone to listen to you cry, but for them to make YOU cry

Did you call any 1-900 numbers back in the day? Let us know on Facebook!

Emma C
Freelance Writer