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1st Jul '17 2:57:53 PM nombretomado
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* For quite some time it was subverted with ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. Calling Turk's new cell number actually brought fans to a phone on the set, giving fans a chance to provide feedback or even just have a friendly chat with the cast and crew of the show. It would later only play prerecorded messages, and the number was eventually deactivated by the time the show ended. TheOtherWiki states on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Turk their page for Turk]] that the number has since been reassigned to a private cell phone.

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* For quite some time it was subverted with ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. Calling Turk's new cell number actually brought fans to a phone on the set, giving fans a chance to provide feedback or even just have a friendly chat with the cast and crew of the show. It would later only play prerecorded messages, and the number was eventually deactivated by the time the show ended. TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki states on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Turk their page for Turk]] that the number has since been reassigned to a private cell phone.
10th Jun '17 8:53:57 AM luiz4200
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* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'': The newspaper ad announcing the job offerings in the Monsters, Inc. mail room tells applicants to call 555-0199.
23rd May '17 10:08:01 AM drwhom
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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] [[Series/KamenRiderFaiz A Kamen Rider of similar naming.]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/555_timer_IC Or a popular timer IC of the same name]].

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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] [[Series/KamenRiderFaiz A Kamen Rider of similar naming.]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/555_timer_IC Or a popular timer IC of the same name]].
name]]. Or a telephone number in actual use that happens to be [[PhoneWord easily memorized]].
23rd May '17 9:22:01 AM drwhom
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"555" is an exchange number commonly thought to be reserved by the phone companies for use by TV and movies in order to prevent prank phone calls to real people. In fact, only 555-0100 through 555-0199 are now specifically reserved for fictional use, and the other numbers have been released for actual assignment. The 555 exchange was originally useful for this purpose because under the North American Numbering Plan (NANP), it was reserved for various internal phone company service numbers, so calling one of the 555 numbers would not have reached an actual customer. In particular, in most areas in North America (AREA CODE)-555-1212 connects with directory assistance.

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"555" is an exchange number commonly thought to be reserved by the phone companies for use by TV and movies in order to prevent prank phone calls to real people. In fact, only 555-0100 through 555-0199 are now specifically reserved for fictional use, and the other numbers have been released for actual assignment. The 555 exchange was originally useful for this purpose because under the North American Numbering Plan (NANP), which includes the United States, Canada, and several other nearby countries, it was reserved for various internal phone company service numbers, so calling one of the 555 numbers would not have reached an actual customer. In particular, in most areas in North America (AREA CODE)-555-1212 connects with directory assistance.



Some movies and TV shows have taken advantage of a technical requirement of U.S. telephone numbers, that the first digit of the seven digit local number cannot be 0 or 1. So they'll give a number like 818-162-1353 or 213-079-1611. These type numbers would always be invalid anywhere in the North American Numbering Area Plan.

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Some movies and TV shows have taken advantage of a technical requirement of U.S. NANP telephone numbers, that the first digit of the seven digit local number cannot be 0 or 1. So they'll give a number like 818-162-1353 or 213-079-1611. These type numbers would always be invalid anywhere in the North American Numbering Area Plan.
213-079-1611.
22nd May '17 6:15:38 PM Tdarcos
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Some movies and TV shows have taken advantage of a technical requirement of U.S. telephone numbers, that the first digit of the seven digit local number cannot be 0 or 1. So they'll give a number like 818-162-1353 or 213-079-1611. These type numbers would always be invalid anywhere in the North American Numbering Area Plan.
22nd May '17 6:07:03 PM Tdarcos
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* ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}'' opens with a train crash; the number to call for family members to check on survivors is 800-767-1482. Originally this number went to a recording telling people it was reserved for use as a placeholder number for use in movies and tv shows, but has since become used by a fake survey allegedly offering "free" boat cruises.
18th May '17 3:06:42 PM thelivingtoad
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* Averted by mid-2000s rapper Mike Jones, who gave out his real phone number - (281) 330-8004 - on several of his hit songs. The gimmick helped him stand out, however briefly, aWmongst the crowd of Southern rappers in the era. At the height of his fame in 2005, the line would often be completely and hopelessly jammed (Jones' phone bill was nearly $50,000 a month because of the thousands of calls he got every day) but he would indeed chat with any fans that got through.

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* Averted by mid-2000s rapper Mike Jones, who gave out his real phone number - (281) 330-8004 - on several of his hit songs. The gimmick helped him stand out, however briefly, aWmongst amongst the crowd of Southern rappers in the era. At the height of his fame in 2005, the line would often be completely and hopelessly jammed (Jones' phone bill was nearly $50,000 a month because of the thousands of calls he got every day) but he would indeed chat with any fans that got through.
15th May '17 1:34:01 PM drwhom
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"555" is an exchange number commonly thought to be reserved by the phone companies for use by TV and movies in order to prevent prank phone calls to real people. In fact, only 555-0100 through 555-0199 are now specifically reserved for fictional use, and the other numbers have been released for actual assignment. The 555 exchange was originally useful for this purpose because it was [[SmallReferencePools (in North America)]] reserved for various internal phone company service numbers, so calling one of the 555 numbers would not have reached an actual customer. In particular, in most areas in North America (AREA CODE)-555-1212 connects with directory assistance.

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"555" is an exchange number commonly thought to be reserved by the phone companies for use by TV and movies in order to prevent prank phone calls to real people. In fact, only 555-0100 through 555-0199 are now specifically reserved for fictional use, and the other numbers have been released for actual assignment. The 555 exchange was originally useful for this purpose because under the North American Numbering Plan (NANP), it was [[SmallReferencePools (in North America)]] reserved for various internal phone company service numbers, so calling one of the 555 numbers would not have reached an actual customer. In particular, in most areas in North America (AREA CODE)-555-1212 connects with directory assistance.



As it happens, if the area code is "800", "888", "877", "866", "855", or "844" (the US area codes for toll-free dialing), "555" is a valid prefix. So 1-800-555-(four digits) will be a real phone number. [[http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/whoops-real-phone-sex-numbers-pop-video-game-6C10486274 Not everyone knows that.]]

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As it happens, if the area code is "800", "888", "877", "866", "855", or "844" (the US NANP area codes for toll-free dialing), "555" is a valid prefix. So 1-800-555-(four digits) will be a real phone number. [[http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/whoops-real-phone-sex-numbers-pop-video-game-6C10486274 Not everyone knows that.]]
13th May '17 12:51:07 PM nombretomado
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* A Terry Gilliam-animated "commercial" on ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' features Shrill Petrol with the new miracle ingredient GLC 942-4075 (after 6 PM, 942-4047).[[note]]The GLC was the Greater London Council - abolished by MargaretThatcher's government in (appropriately?) 1984 but subsequently replaced by the Mayor of London's Office.[[/note]]

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* A Terry Gilliam-animated "commercial" on ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' features Shrill Petrol with the new miracle ingredient GLC 942-4075 (after 6 PM, 942-4047).[[note]]The GLC was the Greater London Council - abolished by MargaretThatcher's UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher's government in (appropriately?) 1984 but subsequently replaced by the Mayor of London's Office.[[/note]]
12th May '17 2:57:46 AM shokoshu
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* Averted by mid-2000s rapper Mike Jones, who gave out his real phone number - (281) 330-8004 - on several of his hit songs. The gimmick helped him stand out, however briefly, amongst the crowd of Southern rappers in the era. At the height of his fame in 2005, the line would often be completely and hopelessly jammed (Jones' phone bill was nearly $50,000 a month because of the thousands of calls he got every day) but he would indeed chat with any fans that got through.

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* Averted by mid-2000s rapper Mike Jones, who gave out his real phone number - (281) 330-8004 - on several of his hit songs. The gimmick helped him stand out, however briefly, amongst aWmongst the crowd of Southern rappers in the era. At the height of his fame in 2005, the line would often be completely and hopelessly jammed (Jones' phone bill was nearly $50,000 a month because of the thousands of calls he got every day) but he would indeed chat with any fans that got through.through.
* Badly, ''badly'' averted with the Neue Deutsche Welle song "Skandal im Sperrbezirk" by Munich band Spider Murphy Gang. The trope doesn't exist in Germany anyway, but even worse, the song is about a callgirl and people were so stupid (or trolling) enough to try out 32-16-8 (that it rhymes on "Nacht" in the song and the mathematic pattern should have been enough hints...) and call for Rosie. Of course the number existed...[[BeamMeUpScotty or so the legend goes]]...[[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skandal_im_Sperrbezirk#Telefonnummer_32168 (What German Wiki says on the matter)]]...[[NeverLiveItDown Up to now, the number has never been given out in Munich again.]]
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