BlakeOPS

Phone Company Commercials

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Vonage: [url="http://vonage.com/commercials.php"]http://vonage.com/commercials.php[/url]
Qwest: [url="http://www.qwest.com/spirit/"]http://www.qwest.com/spirit/[/url]
Some PAC*BELL ads (and an IBM loves linux ad): [url="http://erik.tjernlund.net/slask/reklam/"]http://erik.tjernlund.net/slask/reklam/[/url]

Might be worth archiving for future phone phreaks :)

Feel free to post links to telco ads below.

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I'd love to get a "reach out and touch someone" commercial for nefarious editing purposes if anyone has one...

The Abstruse One

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I have a handful of AT&T newspaper and magazine ads with that slogan, I'll upload them when I get home from school.

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[url="http://www.bellsystemmemorial.com"]http://www.bellsystemmemorial.com[/url] has a few.

such as:

[img]http://www.blackratchet.org/etc/reachout.jpg[/img]

/bites tounge regarding nuns 'reaching out and touching' little girls...
//punches ticket to hell for typing that
///Hey, when the fsck did I become a "rekcah-rebÜ"? missed that milestone...
////I wonder how many slashes I can do...
/////Cheese is yummy
//////I'm having a bagel right now and a coffee
//////OK... OK... Enough

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[quote]"Halo, everybody, halo?"[/quote]

Worst pun [i]ever[/i].

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Is advertising /anything/ but bad puns?

Also, I forgot I had this, [url="http://www.blackratchet.org/etc/NewEnglandTelephone.wav"]audio[/url] from a old New England Telephone TV spot.

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[url="http://img45.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img45&image=reachout19844ji.jpg"][img]http://img45.exs.cx/img45/6742/reachout19844ji.th.jpg[/img][/url][url="http://img45.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img45&image=reachout18zb.jpg"][img]http://img45.exs.cx/img45/116/reachout18zb.th.jpg[/img][/url][url="http://img45.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img45&image=reachout29ml.jpg"][img]http://img45.exs.cx/img45/1153/reachout29ml.th.jpg[/img][/url]

(Turns out these are from The Bell System Memorial)

You'd think that with 180MB of these things I would have more "Reach out and touch someone" ads, but I do not. After a little bit of googling it looks like the slogan came out in the 1980s, and most of my ads are black and white...

Edit: Oh, about advertising puns. Qwest is the worst. The most recent batch in my collection are the following:
Worth gets his money's worth with DirecTV service. You can too.
Penny Olsen saves a pretty penny on high-speed internet from Qwest. You can too.
James Moore gets more value with Qwest Wireless. Now, you can too.

Music and Videos: (If these don't work, go here: [url="http://www.80stvthemes.com/commercials/"]http://www.80stvthemes.com/commercials/[/url] )
[url="http://www.80stvthemes.com/ra/REACHTOUCH.ra"]http://www.80stvthemes.com/ra/REACHTOUCH.ra[/url]
[url="http://www.80stvthemes.com/ra/BELL.ra"]http://www.80stvthemes.com/ra/BELL.ra[/url]
[url="http://www.80stvthemes.com/ra/121999/transvideo/BELLSYS1983.ra"]http://www.80stvthemes.com/ra/121999/trans.../BELLSYS1983.ra[/url]
[url="http://www.bellsystemmemorial.com/bellsystem_ads-1.html"]http://www.bellsystemmemorial.com/bellsystem_ads-1.html[/url] Edited by BlakeOPS

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Here's some old ads:
[url="http://www.archive.org/details-db.php?mediatype=movies&identifier=Televisi1970"]http://www.archive.org/details-db.php?medi...er=Televisi1970[/url]

and a short film to teach you to use that new-fangled rotary dial:
[url="http://www.archive.org/details-db.php?mediatype=movies&identifier=DialComesToT"]http://www.archive.org/details-db.php?medi...er=DialComesToT[/url]

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