The Crying Number: A Weird 1994 Premier Rate Phone Line

24th June 1940:  An exasperated woman cries for help on the phone.  (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

24th June 1940: An exasperated woman cries for help on the phone. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

 

In 1994, The Creative Communications Group produced ‘The Crying Number’. For $2 a minute, anyone could call the 1-900 number to hear the recording of a story so sad it would make them cry. The longer they listened the more they cried, until renal failure set in and the caller whithered like a dead grape on the vine.

The final tear would be be wrung from them when the phone bill arrived.

Did anyone out ther ever call it?