900 number


Also found in: Wikipedia.

900 number


n.
a telephone number preceded by the three-digit code “900,” used to provide information or entertainment for a fee charged directly to the caller's telephone bill.
[1985–90, Amer.]
References in periodicals archive ?
Yiannakou was commenting on reports that a string of recent text messages were targeting men with promises an "unforgettable" time with "hot Greek women" by simply calling a 900 number.
From the late 1990s through 2002, the woman whose real name is Youree Dell Cleomili Harris was a late-night staple who, in a thick Jamaican accent, urged viewers to dial a charge-by-the-minute 900 number to have their fortunes read.
After all, you're the only person in the house and you have never called a 900 number before.
Parents can only find out about local sex offenders by going to the local sheriff's department or paying $10 to get two names at a time on a state-operated 900 number.
Of the 900 number one records since the charts began in 1952, Liverpool's first was Lita Roza's 1953 hit (How Much Is) That Doggy In The Window.
On paying for a general-admission pass to the festival, viewers received a packet that included a map delineating the locations of Janssens's interventions and a telephone card that provided a 900 number that visitors could use to call the artist's answering machine.
Seattle) to bill products and services to their phone bill; the charges appear as a 900 number.
Slowed growth has convinced an increasing number of service providers to discontinue their 976 services and migrate to the more lucrative and nationally available 900 number services in an attempt to capture a larger customer base.
That is one character too many for a 900 number, but AT&T, according to a Sounds of Space official, says the additional character will not affect the dialed number, while it allows the group to include COMET in its listing.
Yiannakou was commenting on reports that a string of recent text messages were targeting men with promises an eC[pounds sterling]unforgettableeC[yen] time with eC[pounds sterling]hot Greek womeneC[yen] by simply calling a 900 number.
One ticket notice the commission reviewed states that people can call a 900 number for a fee to avoid appearing in court, but says the service might not be applicable to all tickets.
The group has also turned to less orthodox methods of fund-raising, such as establishing a 900 number that allows callers to have contributions charged directly to their phone bill.