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12/22/2011 07:20 am ET | Updated Feb 21, 2012

Callin' Oates: Hall & Oates Hotline Has Your Number

Finally, a cure for those unending night terrors caused by a crippling lack of Hall & Oates. Now, all you have to do is pick up the phone.

Introducing Callin' Oates, a hotline that allows a caller to listen to four different songs by timeless, Songwriting Hall of Fame rock duo. By calling 1-719-26-OATES (or going to their site), fans can choose between "One on One," "Rich Girl," "Maneater" and "Private Eyes." Completely free, aside from any long distance charges -- the number is out of Colorado.

The app behind the ingenious hotline was built by Reid Butler and Michael Selvidge, the latter of whom was required to make an application upon getting hired to work full time at San Francisco-based developer Twilio. The idea, Selvidge told TheVerge.com, came from a pun.

"I thought, 'If only there was a pun that would work with this,'" he said. "Then 'Callin' Oates' hit me, and that cinched it."

The good people at BuzzFeed put together this video capturing the telephone magic. Now this is a Christmas miracle.

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