Remember those telephones in Kashmir Restaurant near the bathroom?
Well they have like a little sign labeled Local Calls along with 3 numbers.
Do they have any significance? Some people from Gamefaqs called the numbers and got random people, so I thought it would be wise to post this here and see if the numbers were real or just added to make the world feel more real. I'd hate for random people to be harassed because their phone number appeared in BioShock.
Here's the link to the thread at GameFAQs.
It's up to us as gamers to be mature enough about it, there were no (working) area codes attatched to those numbers, so people calling random people by entering their own area codes then the fault is with the gamers not Irrational
The first three numbers of the telephone number represent the "exchange", and the first two numbers of that translate to the letters of a place name (mapped to the letters on the telephone dial). You have probably seen these on old matchbooks or the like. (The GArfield exchange is well-remembered in the Cleveland area because of a catchy advertising jingle.) I believe in 1960 it was still common to include the exchange name in place of the actual numbers (e.g., GArfield 1-2323).
So, I wonder if these numbers might be tied into the various area names of Rapture (Arcadia, Medical Pavilion, Fort Frolic, etc.). Perhaps they're hints about where you can find these people.
See http://ourwebhome.com/TENP/TENproject.html for more info on telephone exchange names.
Originally Posted by TheVinster