Before the golden age of smartphones, they're used to be these odd things called "hotlines" and people would actually call them. Back in the '80s and early '90s, there were hotlines for any type of mental disorder, social anxieties, and just about everything else you can think of. Seriously, anything else you can think of. Like, at all. You couldn't watch late night television back then without seeing an endless array of 1-900 commercials for sex hotlines, celebrity hotlines, and even hotlines to report fake Beanie Babies. Yeah, it was a weird time in telephone history.Below you will find an amazing collection of weird and funny phone hotlines that never needed to exist in the first place but humanity is better for them getting their 15 minutes of fame.
The Crying Hotline
Stop Beanie Meanies!