Movie phone numbers. 555-xxxx?

toph99

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any phone # that starts with 555 doesn't exist, so they use it so that they don't accidentally get sued by someone who ends up getting called by people after they see a phone number in a movie
 

jlee

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Originally posted by: toph99
any phone # that starts with 555 doesn't exist, so they use it so that they don't accidentally get sued by someone who ends up getting called by people after they see a phone number in a movie
Up in NH, 555-1212 was directory assistance, I think....but that's about it.

 

notfred

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555 is information, all the different numbers after 555 (555-XXXX) are different parts of the country.
 

Electrode

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555-1212 is the local information number for most places in the USA, and probably Canada too. Dial as a local call for your area's info, or with an area code for that area's info.

411 is the national information number.

I don't think there are any other 555 numbers. Knowing this, phone numbers beginning in 555 can be used in movies, tv shows, and games when a realistic-looking number is needed, without the risk of being sued by someone who mught be unfortunate enough to own that number, just as toph99 said.
 

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