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“I listened in once, and I can’t even begin to tell you what they were talking about — with strangers!
Marketers knew it, and advertised party lines during after school television programs and in teen magazines.
At one point, teen party lines were only one category of phone services — 970 numbers were reserved for X-rated connections, but other 900 numbers offered fan lines for Hulk Hogan or rock ’n’ roll music, sports talk, psychics, or bible verses. It was the 1980s entrepreneur’s dream, albeit a risky one.“My meal ticket,” said Joe Widawsky, who started 540-AMOR, a Hispanic group date line in New York City.
With “Donald Trump-like smugness,” Widawsky was convinced his venture would allow him to retire to a Caribbean island.
Think of it like a precursor to the internet chat room.
Around the country, kids dialed numbers like 550-TEEN for access to party lines, otherwise known as group bridging services.