Monday, February 02, 2009

how to lose that number: 867-5309 up for sale

An event DJ who owns the 867-5309 in the Northern New Jersey area code of 201 is putting the business, along with the number, up for sale. The reason: Too many random calls. For those who don't know, it's the number from the early '80s Tommy Tutone song "867-5309/Jenny," which repeats the digits as part of its chorus. The spinner apparently couldn't sell the number by itself -- the phone company wouldn't allow it -- but could do so if he peddled it along with the attached business, "A Blast Entertainment." The New York Times' story.

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