Do You Remember Calling POP-CORN For The Time?

By on June 24, 2019
Do you remember dialing POP-CORN to get the time so you can sync up all the clocks in your house especially after a black out or something?  I remember dialing it just because I was bored lol!  This weekend I posted a Facebook update that said, “767-CORN…at the tone Pacific Daylight time will be ….. BEEEEP!”  We didn’t even have to dial an area code at the time.  Little did I know that my status update would spark a fun thread of memories.  One person reminded us that we dialed it on a rotary phone until most homes phased it out with the push button phone..FANCY! lol.
The crazy thing I didn’t know is that calling POP-CORN for the time STILL WORKS!  It even ads the temperature.  You do have to call by dialing 1+ the area code then POP-CORN (767-2676) so in the south bay just dial 1-408 then POP-CORN.  I tested it and you will have to listen to a quick ad, I think its about 15 seconds and then the time comes on.
I was feeling nostalgic and wanted to see who else remembers calling POP-CORN for the time….
Those were the days!

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