“If you reach Rhode Island, hang up and call again”

Does all this free publicity mean we can cut back funding for the state tourism division?

BOISE – Idaho’s travel information phone service, 511, is having technical problems, the Idaho Transportation Department reports. Approximately every fourth or fifth call to 511 is connecting to the Rhode Island 511 service rather than Idaho.

“It’s a telecommunications mystery at this point,” Jeff Stratten, public information officer for the transportation department said. “If you reach Rhode Island, hang up and call again.”

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