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Re: "Tell me' information hotline
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2019, 06:08:03 PM »
Black jack with Sean Connery was where it was at!

(Obviously only after you get the scores first)

ETA: Found a clip.. Good Memories!


Wow, good memories indeed.

So nice that the operator got a job at AMEX after being laid off from TellMe  ;D
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Re: "Tell me' information hotline
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2019, 07:02:14 PM »
LOL this thread is awesome. “Currently the - patriots - are destroying - the Jets - 42 -3 in the third quarter”. Also totally used to use them for airline numbers back in those days!

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Re: "Tell me' information hotline
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2019, 07:08:01 PM »
Yeah, I remember guys calling them...

Tellme: What would you like to hear about?

Yeshiva guy: Baseball

TM: Did you say Basketball?

YG: No, BASEball.

TM: Did you say tennis?

YG: No, BASEBALL!!

TM: Did you say water polo?
lol! I remember whispering "yankees" "yankees" loudly into the receiver of yeshivas payphone!

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Re: "Tell me' information hotline
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2019, 11:00:06 PM »
The famous 'tell me' (800-555-TELL) hotline used by many for years for lots of helpful info, not so long ago shut down but was replaced by a new number (408)-752-8052. As of sometime last week this number also stopped working. Anyone have any further info about this or if there is another number to call instead? TIA
I was also using them until recently,
 and I thought I was the only one still calling them up!

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Re: "Tell me' information hotline
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2019, 09:20:12 AM »
I followed election night 2004 with this.

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Re: "Tell me' information hotline
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2019, 10:09:55 AM »
Chacha, tell me a joke ;D

To explain it to the younger generation,  its Siris grandmother  ;D

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Re: "Tell me' information hotline
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2019, 10:30:16 AM »
Good times, reminds me of Yeshiva days.
I put the 800-555-TELL number as in Easter egg in a post recently, but nobody noticed.

It has indeed been replaced. By the internet.
and I was punished for calling these goyshe numbers and told to report to the menahel if I see anyone calling these goyashe numbers

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Re: "Tell me' information hotline
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2019, 10:30:38 AM »
Chacha, tell me a joke ;D

To explain it to the younger generation,  its Siris grandmother  ;D
Grandmother that was a bit hard of hearing  :D

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Re: "Tell me' information hotline
« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2019, 10:34:38 AM »
Grandmother that was a bit hard of hearing  :D
hence the grandmother ;D ;D

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Re: "Tell me' information hotline
« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2019, 11:38:15 AM »
The famous 'tell me' (800-555-TELL) hotline used by many for years for lots of helpful info, not so long ago shut down but was replaced by a new number (408)-752-8052. As of sometime last week, this number also stopped working. Anyone have any further info about this or if there is another number to call instead? TIA
From Wikipedia,
However, while (408) 752-8052 is no longer in service, Tellme may still be accessed on the AT&T Wireless network by dialing #121 (note that this will use airtime minutes)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tellme_Networks

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Re: "Tell me' information hotline
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2019, 12:46:51 PM »
From Wikipedia,
However, while (408) 752-8052 is no longer in service, Tellme may still be accessed on the AT&T Wireless network by dialing #121 (note that this will use airtime minutes)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tellme_Networks
huge breakthrough!  :) there may just be some hope! anything for verizon?

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Re: "Tell me' information hotline
« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2019, 01:09:51 PM »
Yeah, I remember guys calling them...

Tellme: What would you like to hear about?

Yeshiva guy: Baseball

TM: Did you say Basketball?

YG: No, BASEball.

TM: Did you say tennis?

YG: No, BASEBALL!!

TM: Did you say water polo?

It had a hard time with kids voices. My kids used to call and try to find out the weather in places like Nome, Alaska, Fargo, SD or any other places with extreme temperatures. 555-TELL was nicknamed Weather in the Peather by my kids.
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: "Tell me' information hotline
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2019, 02:02:55 PM »
Also totally used to use them for airline numbers back in those days!
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