“And then my next reaction was, ‘No, my husband’s going to kill her.’” Croll’s 15-year-old daughter racked up 0 in one month talking on party lines.Another 15-year-old boy in Oakland, California, boy spent ,168.39.Instead of throwing rice, the 1,000 callers who tuned in typed apostrophes.“It was very beautiful,” said a party line owner, “and very profitable.”But by then, kids were bored and onto the next big thing.
At one point, teen party lines were only one category of phone services — 970 numbers were reserved for X-rated connections, but other 900 numbers offered fan lines for Hulk Hogan or rock ’n’ roll music, sports talk, psychics, or bible verses. It was the 1980s entrepreneur’s dream, albeit a risky one.“My meal ticket,” said Joe Widawsky, who started 540-AMOR, a Hispanic group date line in New York City.Marketers knew it, and advertised party lines during after school television programs and in teen magazines.Then parents saw the bills — their kids had charged hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars worth of calls in the space of weeks.“I wanted to kill her,” said Chicago parent Sharon Croll.In my town, there’s nothing to do.”Teens called in when they were bored, lonely, or simply wanted to experiment.“Hi, this is Kelly from North Attleborough.”“Like, how old are you? Some teens used the service to talk about sex, and later when moderators were added, used veiled language.“I listened in once, and I can’t even begin to tell you what they were talking about — with strangers!
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