Fun_People Archive
14 Feb
World's least necessary 800 number?

Date: Tue, 14 Feb 95 11:57:12 PST
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: World's least necessary 800 number?

[This came around once before (Fun_People, May 27, 1994) and when I called the
number I was subjected to an automated telephone questionnaire before getting
the listening part of the show.  When I passed the information on, I suggested
that we all mention "elbows" in the questionnaire part, only to learn that most
people (maybe all) weren't getting a questionnaire at all.  Perhaps MCI is
doing some surveying and only quizzes every tenth caller, or only callers from
specific areas (markets), or perhaps they're just testing their automatic
caller ID service...  Anyway, please let me ( know if you get a
questionnaire.  Thanks,  -psl]

Forwarded-by: lanih@irony.Berkeley.EDU (Lani Herrmann)
Forwarded-by: Alix Herrmann Scheurer <>
Forwarded-by: Dan Arias <>
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In case you haven't seen or heard this yet, MCI has created the
wackiest, most useless 800 number around.  I can't describe it
except to say you must call:
        1-800-969-4874   [1-800-WOW-IT'S-HOT]
I call on my speaker phone and let the dulcet tones fill my office with...
oh, you'll see... and it's FREE!

[Warning: being an 800 number does not guarantee that it's free...  -psl]

[=] © 1995 Peter Langston []