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#1 Giraffe

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 06:37 PM

Now here is a real quiz for Fort Worthers: Do you recall this phone number? (817) 844-6611.

Nothing dirty, honest. It was and still is a real phone number.

#2 John T Roberts

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 07:17 PM

It's the Fort Worth National That's My Bank Time and Temperature number. It still is the bank's Time and Temperature number, but now the bank has changed names at least four time. It's now Chase.

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 07:32 PM

I had forgotten that one. There used to be a number that you could dial and hang up and it would ring the phone you dialed out on -1141 or 1191?
It no longer works but got me out of a lot of boring situations.

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 07:40 PM

If I recall correctly you could dial 844 and any number to get the "Team Bank" or whatever bank time and temperature. While we're on the subject I also recall dialing BUG-RUGS to get the high-pitched "siren" tone (which I just did, still works). Also the always humurous 9-7-1-2-#, then hang up three times and the phone rings back. Ahh, memories from junior high.

#5 Pam Lea

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 09:04 PM

Those numbers bring back memories.. the 844 any number was great for giving to people you didn't want to have your real number, like guys you met at Six Flags in front of the Speelunckers cave, yea I was guilty of that, and the 9-7-1-2, if there was a seat in the house you wanted to sit in, you would just ring the phone and tell that person it was for them so they would get up... So much fun

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 09:32 PM

I remember many of times dialing 844-6611 on New Year's Eve waiting to hear 12:00.

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 09:55 AM

^^^ Yeah! Me too!

It was fun as a kid to dial 844 and then any four digits to get that time/temp recording. We called it every morning before school so we would know what to wear for the day (temp-wise).


Ahhh, the memories!

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 12:51 PM

I had never heard of the Bug Rugs number before - but I seem to remember a number which made a similar noise when I was a kid growing up in Dallas County.

Here is an explanation for the number that I found online. Supposedly it is to test whether or not your phone line is bugged:

http://www.fordpower...ead.php?t=61417
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 12:55 PM

Dallas had, and still does have, 844-6611 as well - it when to the old Republic Bank - which became First Republic then North Carolina National Bank Texas National Bank then NationsBank then Bank of America. It also worked in such a way that it was 844 followed by any four digits.

This was before my time - but I am told that years ago before the phone technology changed, there were ways that you could somehow listen to other people who were also dialed in to the time and temperature. I am not sure exactly how it worked but I have read of this in several places.
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 01:02 PM

I remember using the numbers 955-9933 and 955-9982 to get free metro and three-way calling, you could only use it for ten minutes or so and it would drop. You could call -9934 (-9983) if someone was using it and call wait to them to see if they were still on. This was back in the ealry 80's when 214 still encompassed all of Dallas.

There was also a number you could call and would hear a ticking of an old father clock. Urban kid legend was that someone was murdered by a shotgun and stuffed into the clock. Can't recall that number though.

Ahhh, the days of the Apple IIe, a 1200 baud modem, and phone phreaking...

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 01:14 PM

Arlington Funeral Home also has its own time/temp number: 277-4000. I used to call that one because they also gave a weather forecast. I believe the Chase time/temp number now has that feature.

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 03:54 PM

Yes, bank time and temp...have called it a thousand times....
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#13 Bill Sievers

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 03:48 PM

Ok. Does anyone remember this phone number?:

JEfferson 4-1773

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 09:55 AM

Ok. Does anyone remember this phone number?:

JEfferson 4-1773

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Sure. It's B&B Blind and Drapery.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 04:24 PM

Right on WCS59! Good old B&B. Wonder whatever happened to them.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:33 PM

It's the Fort Worth National <i>That's My</i> Bank Time and Temperature number. It still is the bank's Time and Temperature number, but now the bank has changed names at least four time. It's now Chase.

I remember when the number was EDison 5-8811.

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 10:51 PM

Huh.  It still works.


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