1-800-C-O-L-L-E-C-T! Did the name “Collect” even mean anything besides the fact that it sounded cool when spelled out phonetically? Collect calls, for those who don’t know or remember, were necessary before cell phones. If you didn’t have money for a pay phone, you’d call through “Collect” and they would charge the recipient’s phone bill some sort of inflated price. Then cell phones came along and made this kind of service obsolete. I wonder if the company saw this coming at all?
1Here are the best 1-800-COLLECT commercials
Stone Cold Steve Austin