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Remember 1-800-Collect Commercials


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

The Simpsons

Mr. T

Sean Hayes

Stone Cold Steve Austin


Alyssa Milano

Chris Rock

David Spade

Emerald is an editor at CollegeCandy, lover of coffee, and pretend francophile. After studying writing and popular culture at NYU she decided to be a grownup and get a job. Tweet at ya' girl @EmeraldGritty.