Top 10 Fascinating Facts You Might Not Know About Phone Numbers

5. Movies ignoring the 555 trend

Usually, when you see a phone number in a movie it will begin with “555” because no such number exists with that pattern. Although it is not recommended, some movie production companies have their own numbers that appear in their movies, like Universal Studio. If you were to call the number, it would just continually ring on the other end.

One such movie faced some trouble for using a real phone number, supposedly belonging to God, and they had to change the number in the DVD release in order to resolve this issue.

4. Numbers and codes set aside for fictional purposes

Many of us would have tried to dial the numbers our favorite T.V or movie characters dial in various scenes, but to your surprise you would find that those numbers are specially generated for these fictional purposes.

“KL” exchange was the very first phone exchange used to generate such numbers for American movies. Currently, the prefix “555” is being used in U.S to set aside numbers for purely fictional purposes. In the U.K, the code “01632” is used the same way but it also provides non-working suggestions for some other cities.

3. Phone Numbers in Music

Like movies, numbers are also used in songs but they haven’t been set aside for this purpose especially. The most famous of all is that of Glenn Miller’s Pennsylvania 6-5000, which is still in use by the hotel mentioned in the song. The Hotel Pennsylvania (whose number was used) still boasts to have the number of the longest continuous use.

It annoys all those who have the same number with a different area code as it appeared in song; 867-5309 is the catchy musical number belonging to Tommy Tutone. A very recent addition to this list is the number Alicia Keys claimed to be hers in her song Diary; after which, many of her fans attempted to give her a call.

2. Phone number magic Trick

This trick is fairly self-explanatorys so give it try and impress your peers. The trick goes as follows:

Take a seven-digit phone number, for example, 941-7990 and multiply the first three digits by 80. Then add one, multiply by 250 and add the last four digits of the original phone number. Finally add the last four digits again, subtract 250, and divide by two.

Maths can be so miraculous at times, huh?

1. Personalized Phone words: How to find one for you?

Just like the number spelling “F-I-R-E” is used to call fire brigades, chances are that your number might have a similar phone-word combination as well. In order to find out what it actually is, you can utilize the services of “PhoneSpell”. Along with just being interesting, they may be useful in making you remember a variety of different numbers.