In honor of the fact that it is June 6, 2006 (6-6-06) I give you the story of a man who was plagued by the baby calls when he had the 666-6666 phone number years ago. According to O’Reilly Emerging Telephony writer Bruce Stewart, babies are suckers for the number “6″ on a telephone.

As you can likely imagine, there were many jokes and good times to be had with these numbers. And some weird lunatic prank calls, though not a lot. But what drove my boss crazy most of all about having that fateful number was the amazing number of “googoo gaagaa” calls he received. You know, those calls you get when an infant has gotten a phone off the hook and has inadvertently dialed you up and is cooing and babbling into the phone? Well, maybe you don’t, but trust me, if you ever get a phone number with all of the same digits, you will. Apparently pounding repeatedly on the 6 button is a fairly easy thing for a baby to do.

June 6th, 2006 | by Scott


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