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Q: Television Commercials with vanity telephone numbers ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Television Commercials with vanity telephone numbers
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: michael1970-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 02 Dec 2005 16:14 PST
Expires: 01 Jan 2006 16:14 PST
Question ID: 600718
I need to find television commercials with a vanity number in them. An
example is the 1888 CANT WORK commercial. Visit

We are based in Australia and our company leases vanity phone numbers
such as 1800 PLUMBER and 1800 VACATION. Our site is
( Vanity phonewords are new to Australia and we
want to show our customers some examples of US companies using vanity
phonewords. Obviously we haven't got the resources to record TV
Commercials in the US, as we're based in Australia. Hopefully, you can
help me.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 02 Dec 2005 19:45 PST

My son, James, suggests you try a site called AdLand:

If you search on [ 1-800 ] in their search box, you'll get a list of
ads (some a bit sleazy!) including:


1-800-Flowers - Four Sisters (2004) 0:30 (USA)

1-800-COLLECT - Angel - Telescope (2003) - 0:15 (USA)

1-800-CALL-ATT - Trophy Room (2003) - 0:15 (USA)

The last three, in particular, are big companies and big ad campaigns in the US.  

You have to pay a small fee -- just a few dollars -- to use the AdLand
site, but it's probably worth the sign-up to have access to the ads.

Let me know if this works for you.


Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 07 Dec 2005 19:07 PST

Have you had a chance, yet, to look over that site that my son found
for you?  He's very curious to know your reaction.


Subject: Re: Television Commercials with vanity telephone numbers
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 14 Dec 2005 17:34 PST

Well, we took the plunge and registered and subscribed to the ad-rag
site that we linked to earlier.

It does, in fact, have quite a number of 1-800 ads (some mainstream,
and some a bit off-color), and the ads can be played directly on your
PC after you subscribe to the site.

A thirty-day subscription is only 2 euros, so it's quite a worthwhile
investment, particularly for your needs.

Again, head to:

and go through their clever, if somewhat cumbersome, registration process.

After registering, enter into the search box [ 800 flowers ] to bring
up a 30-second spot for 1-800 Flowers, which is probably the most
well-known 800 number in the US.

Other searches, such as [ 800 att ] will bring up AT&T ads, and you
can also try [ 800 collect ].

A general search on [ 1-800 ] will bring up a ton of ads, but like I
said, not all of them as tasteful as they might be.

I trust this is what you needed.  Best of luck with your venture in Australia.


pafalafa-ga and son
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