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Philadelphia telecom hoarding toll-free phone numbers

A small Philadelphia telecommunications company with close ties to an adult-entertainment business has amassed control of more than 1 million toll-free numbers, according to industry sources and a published report.

The toll-free numbers, including 1-800-CHICAGO or 1-800-YOUR-PHILLIES, are used mostly to redirect callers to phone-sex services, the industry observers say. Get the full story »