Are Time and Temperature Hotlines Making a Comeback?

They've been popping back up in some cities.

Calling a hotline to find out the time and temperature used to be a thing people did…and apparently it’s making a comeback! Most of us check the time and temp by just looking at our phone now, but, various hotlines around the U.S. still get over a million calls a month combined. They’ve been popping back up in some cities, because die-hard fans are relaunching them and paying to keep them active. If you just Google “time-and-temp hotline” in your area, there’s a decent chance you’ll find one. They usually say something like, “Today is Monday, April 18th. The current time is 9:57 a.m. and the temperature is 63 degrees.” Then it hangs up on you.