Don’t lose that number

January 28th, 2005

“Pay close attention to the phone numbers used on your favourite TV shows. They could be real… …The incoming number flashed on the cell for a split-second. But some viewers — especially those with digital video recorders — were able to pause the frame and jot down the Los Angeles-based number…

…Minutes after 24 aired on the East Coast, the cellphone belonging to one of the show’s technicians started ringing…The number — 310-597-3781, if you’re curious — has received more than 50,000 calls since the episode aired last week. Bemused staff now refer to it as the ‘fan phone’…

…Initially, when the calls started pouring in, the technician cancelled the number. But the reaction was intriguing and the line was reconnected…”

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