Do # and * codes still exist on wireless?

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Hello I remember back when I got wireless there was codes like #999 for bob fm, *CAA, and many many more. Also there used to be a list of all of them on the MTS website.

Are any still in use and does anyone have a list? Maybe people can share and we can build a list?
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*CAA still exists according to the CAA page

these short numbers were more prevalent when cell minutes were expensive and have been replaced by other ways of contact or not needed because of customers having either large amounts of free minutes or unlimited calling.

Give it a few more years and they will be just a historical part of the cellular system like the Land Line ZEnith numbers for pre-authorized collect calls.  

Most of the radio stations have stopped using them and have moved to having listeners tweet or text them.  I was just looking at CJOB and they don't mention the *680 code to contact the station but say to tweet traffic tips.