• Re: Phone Facts

    From Jay Harris@1:229/664.2 to Kurt Weiske on Thursday, May 12, 2022 20:00:32
    *** Quoting Kurt Weiske from a message to Jas Hud ***

    More phone trivia, area codes were designed so that the most
    populous areas had the lowest numbers, because they were dialed on a rotary phone and would be dialed more often. Compare New York (212),
    Los Angeles (213), Hawaii (808) and Alaska (907).

    More interesting phone trvia:

    Alexander Graham Bell died at his summer home in Nova Scotia on August 2, 1922. Two days later all telephone service in the United States and Canada
    was suspended for a full minute at the precise moment when Bell was lowered into his grave. 60,000 telephone operators stood silently at attention and
    did not connect any new calls as the continent's 13 million telephones went quiet.



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