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suninvited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-06-09 10:54 AM
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12. Operators are standing by
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  -What did it mean when people in some places in long ago times raccoon  May-06-09 10:22 AM   #0 
  - The word was like an area code, I think  Rosie1223   May-06-09 10:28 AM   #1 
  - Well thanks. I was around in the 50's but that must've been something  raccoon   May-06-09 10:30 AM   #2 
     - I'm not old enough to remember it either  Rosie1223   May-06-09 10:35 AM   #5 
        - Yes, for some exchanges, it worked like this...  LeftyFingerPop   May-06-09 10:39 AM   #7 
  - The word represented the first 2 digits of the phone number...  LeftyFingerPop   May-06-09 10:33 AM   #3 
  - That's right. Our prefix was Mayfair which changed to 62X-XXXX.  Arkansas Granny   May-06-09 10:53 AM   #11 
  - heehee  blogslut   May-06-09 10:34 AM   #4 
  - That was back when there were far fewer people with telephones.  Aristus   May-06-09 10:38 AM   #6 
  - 8 digit phone numbers were so hard to remember back then that they >>>  Gidney N Cloyd   May-06-09 10:40 AM   #8 
  - Operator, give me Butterfield 8 ...  Arugula Latte   May-06-09 10:44 AM   #9 
  - My first phone number...Sherwood 4-2188. :^)  Lars39   May-06-09 10:46 AM   #10 
  - Operators are standing by  suninvited   May-06-09 10:54 AM   #12 
  - Still used here.  bikebloke   May-06-09 10:57 AM   #13 
  - It was just a few years ago that we began having to dial the full numbers here.  Blue Diadem   May-06-09 11:09 AM   #14 
  - Same here  Inchworm   May-06-09 11:14 AM   #15 
     - Ours was late 90's maybe even early 2000.  Blue Diadem   May-06-09 12:32 PM   #21 
  - Telephone exchanges.  Iggo   May-06-09 11:29 AM   #16 
  - Tidewater 4-10-09  Left Is Write   May-06-09 11:33 AM   #17 
  - The exchange names were spoken to operators  Gormy Cuss   May-06-09 11:42 AM   #18 
  - When I was a kid our number was Hudson - 8  Crabby Appleton   May-06-09 11:59 AM   #19 
  - The number at the Hotel Pennylvania in NYC is still PEnnsylvania 6-5000  LeftinOH   May-06-09 12:12 PM   #20 

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