The main reason movies and television shows used a 555-XXXX number is because, for decades, nobody was assigned a phone number beginning with 555--with the exception of an operator for directory assistance at 555-1212
Send a simple SMS into your network with items such as "FP 555-1212
", "SS Gone Home", "CS Bill Smith".
When you need to find a number outside your area code, do you call 555-1212
For example, if you are calling 555-1212
and--the message starts, "The customer has ...", immediately enter "1212" and you will hear, "Thank you, connecting now." This won't work if the person has actively changed the code, but 90% or more have probably not bothered to do so.
You can reach me at 555-1212
, and I look forward to talking with you soon."
Then call information (1 + area code + 555-1212
) for the state capital, and ask for two telephone numbers: tourism and the state's department of natural resources.
Through Internet white page services such as Switchboard (http://www.switchboard.com) and 555-1212
.com (http://www.555-1212.com) and mapping services such as MapQuest (http://www.mapquest.com), someone may also be able to find your phone number, your home address, and even directions to your house.
.com and see the Global section of the introductory page where there are hyperlinks to its major features:
If you have any questions, I can be reached at home on Monday between 9 and 11 am at 555-1212
For example, if you call the number 555-1212
and hear the robotic voice begin, "The caller you have reached has call intercept," punch in the numbers 1212 and you will hear, "Thank you.
For example, they might say "Call Bob Smith," or they could give a number, for example, "Dial 555-1212
When you don't have a telephone book at your fingertips, it's easy to dial 411 for local telephone numbers and 555-1212
for any long distance numbers.