Thursday, November 5, 2009

My Favorite Phone Company

At seven years old, I had a favorite phone company. I am proud to say it was MCI. Square One TV was "brought to [my] television by generous funding from MCI, because they care[d] about the future." The message was reinforced each weekday at 3:55 when the show was wrapping up. After watching for a few weeks, I prepared to broach the subject of our long-distance carrier with my mother. Imagine my relief to hear MCI was already our phone company!

Then, years later, when they were now sponsoring Carmen Sandiego, my mom switched phone companies. It was less than a year later that MCI disappeared. I'm still rather disheartened about it all, particularly the loss of Square One.

5 comments:

Carina said...

I LOVED Square One. Classic. I don't remember MCI, though...oh, well =P

Jeff & Michelle said...

I used to LOVE Square One TV!!

loradona said...

Oh, man! Do you remember Mathnet? I loved that part!

Mickelle said...

I almost put Mathnet on the end! Square One came on at 3:00 on channel 11 and 3:30 on channel 7 here in Utah so I used to get a double-dose. So there!

Anonymous said...

I remember how we used to stop dead in our tracks no matter what we were doing to turn on Square One. We knew exactly what time it was on and watched the clock. - SA