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I still remember the number:  365F5.  The F meant ring times,  i.e, 5.  
Yes, our area was less habitated.
 
Don
 
 
In a message dated 12/6/2010 3:33:57 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
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yeah,  every family had a phone signal to save $ instead of using a  call.

Party lines were in the less habitated areas.

Jay  Sonin
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Don Chichester"  <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent:  Monday, December 06, 2010 3:14 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Touch-Tone (was:  Tone-Arts Records)


>I remember party lines, and five rings  signaling our phone.
>
> Don Chichester
>
>
> In  a message dated 12/6/2010 2:31:11 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
>  [log in to unmask] writes:
>
> hate to  admit it, but I  remember it all!
>
> Jay Sonin
> ----- Original  Message  ----- 
> From: "Michael Biel"  <[log in to unmask]>
> To:   <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010  1:54  PM
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Touch-Tone (was: Tone-Arts  Records)
>
>
> From:  Tom Fine  <[log in to unmask]>
>> That's the old style of   expressing 10-digit phone numbers, I'd put the
>> discs
>>  circa  1940's. That style was used up into the 1960's. Our resident  
phone
>>  historian Dave Dintenfass will hopefully chime in  here, but I think 
>> they
>> went to 10 numbers when  touch-tone became widely  available.
>> JU6-2346 is 586-2346.  The area code would be 212, but I  don't think 
>>  there
>> were 3-digit area codes in the 78-RPM   days.
>
> Doesn't ANYBODY remember "BUtterfield 8"????  Every  year  someone comes
> out with a list of things that the average  college freshman  would no
> long know from personal experience,  and I guess that telephone  exchanges
> went on that list a long  time ago.
>
> These colorful,  historical, and descriptive  word exchanges did not go
> down without a  fight.  There were  many petitions passed around to keep
> them, and you  can best  relive that era with the great Alan Sherman song
> "The Let's All   Call Up AT&T And Protest To The President March"!  This
> has  the  lyrics and a short  sample:
>  http://www.themadmusicarchive.com/song_details.aspx?SongID=67
>
>  Oh  my goodness -- another site offers a Ring Tone of this!!!    How
> ironic.
>
> But then the phone company started to  produce phones  WITHOUT LETTERS!
> That didn't last long because  companies had built their  numbers around
> words, but I remember  George Brock-Nannestad's annoyance as  he tried to
> figure out a  phone number on his Danish cell phone when all he  had was
> the  word and a phone with no letters on the keys.  (But where  would  our
> kids be without letters on the keys so they can   text!!)
>
> 6453 2435   [log in to unmask]
>