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!
Even the video link below is old and the title says, “NO MORE” it really does work and here is the voice who USED to answer the phone to tell us the time. Pretty cool.