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http://www.nts.net/

Is this the same NTS company that operated the COCOTs that Evan and Les played with in the 80s?

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5 hours ago, scratchytcarrier said:

http://www.nts.net/

Is this the same NTS company that operated the COCOTs that Evan and Les played with in the 80s?

Don't think so... Their "About Us" page says they started business in '87, which I think was a year after the Compliant COCOT tapes. Plus they're based in California.

 

However, there is this one: https://www.ntscom.com/about-nts

 

If their "over 35 years ago" assessment is accurate, that'd be '82 timeframe... Plus they're a southern-based company, which would lead me to believe that they could've penetrated the GA market easily.

 

And there's this: http://www.ntscom.com/images/files/customerservices-060116.pdf

 

Operator Services is the last thing mentioned. :)

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Hee, oh yeah! These guys! I've stumbled upon a few of their sex lines. I know COCOT operators are sleazy, but they don't strike me as the same kind. COCOT operators seem more like the "creepy guy who runs a combination pawn shop/locksmith store/private investigation firm" sort of sleazy. Maybe throw in a bunch of chest hair and gold medallions for good measure.
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There's another NTS in Texas that runs as a CLEC with a combination of 5ESSes and Meatwitches. If you ever feel like trying your luck with them (I never had much), I think they hide at least some of their interesting numbers in 01xx. Also, their not in service recording is mildly amusing. https://www.telcodata.us/search-area-code-exchange-by-ocn?ocn=4913 . Long story short though, I kinda doubt they're the same company.

 

EDIT: It looks like the NTS payphone company survived until at least the tail end of the eighties: http://archives.scovetta.com/pub/textfiles/digest/telecomdigest/vol09.iss0201-0250.txt

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