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Sunday, June 18, 2006

Mothers & Fathers Make Money For The Phone Companies In Their Own Special Way

There's an urban legend that states that Mother's Day is the biggest holiday for phone calls and Father's Day is the busiest for collect calls.

Thanks to Snopes.com, we get a confirmation...and it's the truth. A quote from Dave Johnson, a spokesman for AT&T's corporate headquarters in New Jersey in 1998, "Father's Day is our biggest day for collect calls, not just the biggest holiday, but the biggest day of the year."

They also tend to be much longer... three to four minutes longer. Hope you picked up a few extra shares of your favorite telecomm stock last week...

- Pew Research Center: Calling Mom on Mother's Day (Pew Research Center)
- Urban Legends Reference Pages: Holidays (We Love You - Call Collect) (Snopes.com)
- Collect Calls (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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