Thought of the Day – 10/10/2012

10 Oct

The proliferation of cell phones has brought about many bad things (texting while driving, having to listen to conversations everywhere you go, iPhone snobs, etc.)

But there is one area where cell phones have been an absolute blessing:  They have pretty much destroyed the “10-10” services that could be used to call long distance for less than what your phone company charged.

Think back to the end of the last century – every commercial break was filled with ads for some dial-around service (like 10-10-321 or 10-10-220) touting their super low rates for long distance calling.  These ads starred a veritable who’s who of 1990s B-level talent:  John Lithgow, Dennis Miller, Tony Danza, Reginald VelJohnson, and the two mega stars below:

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