It seems that the DMV has changed their number from 1-800-DIAL-DMV to the far less memorable 718-477-4820. 1-800-DIAL-DMV is now the home to a sex hotline, where steamy, pre-recorded messages encourage callers to stay on the line to the tune of $1.99 a minute.
The problem is, despite the DMV’s press release announcing the change of number, it seems that a lot of people didn’t get the memo. Brochures with the former number are still in circulation and the old number is listed on websites.
On the other hand, after callers hear what a rip-off the hotline is–seriously, $1.99 a minute!–they may be relieved when they actually get through to the DMV