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The Revival of Pay Per Minute Phone Services

Pay-per-minute phone services that were very popular in the 80s and 90s. There were inherent flaws in this system that eventually led to a decline in popularity, partially as a result of problems the companies faced. In the past few years, there has been a revival in these types of services thanks to innovative companies […]

Hacker executing TDoS attack

Experiencing a Telephone Denial of Service (TDoS) Attack

I was of late contacted by one of the largest chat line operators, and they told me they were receiving a huge number of very short calls. Since The Chatline Guide is one of their largest exposure avenues, they wanted to check if I knew anything about this. I had no idea. They then asked […]

High Cell Phone Bill

You got Crammed! What are those Mysterious Phone Bill Charges

Sound a little odd, no? Seriously, get your head out of the gutter. If you have been noticing a few oddities here and there when it comes to your phone bill, then someone could be doing more than just sniffing around. Generally, phone cramming involves someone placing a charge on your phone tab for a […]

Rachel Hanlon Off The Hook

Exploring the Artistic Romance of the Age-Old Landline Telephone

Landline telephones were an indispensable part of our lives till the late nineties. Although its value has now been reduced to that of an obsolete object, at that point of time, it had an entirely different appeal. It was not merely an object back then, but rather an artifact that elevated our emotions and compelled […]

Artists With Phones

Top 20 Songs Inspired by Phones

Kiss and Not Tell” by La Roux 2014 Reminding us, to an upbeat calypso rhythm, that discretion is the better part of valor, La Roux’s Kiss and Not Tell recognizes that we will put up with a lot for love even when we know that the relationship’s shelf life is destined to expire once the […]

Scene from "Kiss and Not Tell" Music Video from La Roux

La Roux’s Music Video Makes Us Reminisce of Flashy Phone Sex Commercials of the 80’s

In the music video for her latest song “Kiss and not Tell”, La Roux’s reminds us of 1980’s style late night sex chat lines commercials of the 1980’s and 90’s. The video draws the viewer into what is about as close to a real sex chat line commercial as can be while the sex appeal […]

Carol Shaya As A Police Officer

Carol Shaya: The Cop That Created A Chatline

Twenty-two years ago this month, a young cop named Carol Shaya made headlines that rocked the nation. And it wasn’t for something related to police work either– it was for an altogether different line of “work” that the police force usually don’t dabble with. Carol Shaya posed for nudie pics on Playboy. In hindsight, this […]

Tones and Pulses Phone Dialing Concept

Pulses vs Tones: What is the Difference Between Pulse and Tone Dialing

You’ve probably never thought about the mechanisms inside your land line or your cell phone. You pick up the phone, dial it and it signals the number you dialed to ring on the other end. But have you ever stopped to think about how your phone knows what to do when you dial it? In […]

Vintage Phone Set Styles

Vintage Novelty & Retro Phone Sets of the 80s and 90s

Remember these? While basic in features, these phone sets didn’t lack style. Boy have phone sets come a long way since then. These devices where all the rage during the 80s and 90s. You can still get some of these phones on eBay and Etsy. Did you own any of these? Did we miss any […]

Sex Chat with Pappu and Papa Answers Question People Have About Sex But Are Too Afraid To Ask

Sexual issues are not discussed nearly as much as they should. In most cases, the internet serves as a good substitute for information. However, we can’t count on the internet to pick the right thing to show to kids. Sex Chat with Pappu and Papa is a web series that seeks to bridge the gap […]

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