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Thats funny! I remember when they had dials instead of push-buttons too!
~Diane
 

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Thats funny! I remember when they had dials instead of push-buttons too!
~Diane

I remember five-digit dialing. My hometown was the last place in the US to switch over to seven-digit dialing*. Most of my older friends back home still give out phone numbers in five digits.

"What's your phone number?"

"6-3499."

The local hardware store's phone number -- for the longest time -- was simply "12." I suppose today that would be like having an email address of "a@b.com."


* It was also the last place in the US to have segregated schools. But that gets brushed over on trips down memory lane.
 

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I had 5-digit dialing in the area I grew up until about 1977 or so. It sure made it easier when you had a rotary phone.

When I moved to Colorado around 1990, I was surprised to hear there were still some party lines around here! Not sure when (or if) those were upgraded.

Kurt
 

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Cute comic.

We still use some rotaries with tails, and I remember some names for prefixes - TRafalger 9-.... and so forth.
 

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Cute comic.

We still use some rotaries with tails, and I remember some names for prefixes - TRafalger 9-.... and so forth.

I only remember one prefix PRospect 6, which was my childhood prefix. :)

Things REALLY have changed since I was a kid! :eek: :D
 

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Cute comic.

We still use some rotaries with tails, and I remember some names for prefixes - TRafalger 9-.... and so forth.

We had ANdrew 5,9, etc. I still remember my grandparent's number which began with AN5, and they have been gone for many years.
 

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When Iwas growing up, our exchange was EXport. My grandparents in another section of town was HUron.
 

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Way back when in Northern NJ we had ARmory-8 and CLifford-6 prefixes. Still remember my childhood phone number and my girlfriend's (now wife :) ) too!

Also remember something about the phone company detecting how many phones you had by the number of ringers in the house. Dad fixed that by bringing home some extra rotary sets from the office sans ringers!
 

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We also could dial just five numbers. When the phone company switched to all seven around 1980, even in these small towns where the number of customers was not going up. I complained good-naturedly, and the guy smiled that I was just lazy.
 
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