Originally Posted by fonejunkie
I think I missed the point here.. what is this number for?
It was a TAP interface for mobile phones. You call the number; enter the PIN (cell number); then the number you wanted a return call on. The recipient would receive an SMS with the number to be called. Just like a regular pager.
The number goes way back to the mid-90s on the at&t TDMA network. It continued working after Cingular inherited it and was working up until a few months ago. I guess someone figured out there was no revenue coming in from that and killed it.