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Jed-O

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It's funny, I just ran across an old business card that my old man had in his collection, and I can remember (even growing up in the 80's) him using the old code for business. Ours was "Union 7-3558".
It got me thinking after a few cocktails... "what would my cell phone be?" Ugh-2725??? WTF!!! 🤣our world has really gone to shit...
 

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Atwater 282-4811 growing up in Dundalk MD 21222
 

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grew up in East LA in the 50's - 60's PArkview 24628 7224628
 

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Crossville, TN 484-6344

I remember being at my grandma's house in the 60's and she was on a party line. I'd sneak in the foyer and listen to other people's conversations. I remember one time I farted in the receiver and got some really strange reactions from the other parties. 😁
 
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Tulsa in the 50's / 60's:
Webster (WE) 63670
 

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EDgewood 7-0074 mid 1950's Baldwin Park, CA
 
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Triangle 5 5007. Rialto in the 50'-60's.

Another popular one for the I. E. was Turner.

Seems like our party line went away in the late 50's.
 

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I can remember my number growing up. Had the same number from 1978 until 1992. 604-943-9047.
 

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Started out as 916-982-2263 then the area code changed to 530 when the rest of northern Ca split from Sacramento.
 

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Ya, was gonna say... About all i can remember was when Corona was still 714...
 

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Damn there are a lot of old farts in here. lol!

As early as I can remember we had the same home number that my parents still have. The 818 area code was created not long before I was born.
 

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Believe it or not I used to know every area code in the USA and even most big countries internationally. I know....I know.....lol

Its impossible now
 

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If you look at a rotary dial phone or an early push button you will find something missing and had been missing from the beginning until about 20 yrs, ago.
As part of my phone service I used to have the GTE personal assistant. It was a great service that included "voice mail".
My greeting was "Hello: you have reached the Nelson residence. We're sorry that we're not available to take your call personally however if you would like to leave a message for Roger please enter the code Q-1. If you would like to leave a message for Renee please enter the code Q-2. This will direct you to our individual voice mail boxes. Thanks' and have a great day".

The messages we got were great and ranged from hysterical laughter to " where the hell is the Q !!!".
 

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ATlantic 282-3655 Alhambra, CA
 

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Cousins lived in Hollydale.....MEtro-4-0317
Grandama lived in Bell.......LUcas-4-0319

Funny that still remember these numbers from 60 yrs. ago but if you asked me what I did last week I would be clueless.
 

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Same here Kellogg 8 0505 Orange 55'- 62' Did you keep a dime in your shoe also?????? 😁

When I was young and helped my dad clean for his janitorial business, I remember you needed a dime to use the toilet at the Providence, RI bus station. :p
 

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...Poplar53981North Hollywood Ca. phone number was from1950 till about 2012...Kind of broke my heart to disconnect my parents only phone number...
 

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Phew - I thought I was getting old...

I have no idea what you all are talking about.

I only remember having a 10 digit phone number?
Dude I'm only 40. But I grew up in a old school town. We had rotary dial phones until the mid to late 80's, a 13" 13 channel TV that could switch from black and white to to color... And I can remember asking my dad what our phone number was and that's the way he told it to me... 🤣
 

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Wow. I was born into rotary but my earliest phone area code was and still is 714. Even when I moved to the 949 I kept 714. What is this kellog you speak of?
 

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ADams 20498.
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Hill St & Santa Barbara Blvd.
Lived there from 1956 - 1964. Then we moved to Inglewood (upscale city, then) and our new number became 213-677-3733.
I'm old....
 

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I remember my childhood phone number that we had forever. Anyway a few years ago I was driving in my old stomping grounds and I happened to look up and there's my old phone number on a business, a buy here pay here car lot.
 

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As far as "telephone code" i had to look that one up. Yall are a bunch of old farts!

My 3 childhood house phone numbers followed by my first mobile
714 589 0419
949 589 0419
714 777 6617
949 636 3709

And my still current number
714 398 6107
 

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I remember before area codes. I could also call long distance without using the area code if it was not out the area code. Obviously the letters had nothing to do with area code, they started the second set of 3 digits. When I was small you had to call the operator to make any kind of long distance call. My home exchange phone book covers two pages in the phone book and I am the last one listed.
 

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When I was young and helped my dad clean for his janitorial business, I remember you needed a dime to use the toilet at the Providence, RI bus station. :p
We kids, at least in our family had to have a dime on us all the time to call home, Parents could ask us anytime to show them the dime, it was HELL to pay if we didn't have it on us. No penny candy for us, at least not with that dime.
 
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