- Joined: 11/29/2005
- Location: South FL
Do You Still Remember Your Old Telephone Exchange Name?
Fri, 01/20/12 7:02 PM
Those of you that remember using the named prefix instead of 2 digits probably still do. I don't really remember when they phased it out, but it must have been during the latter 60's down here. I remember they changed our phone number around '68 and it was still printed on the phone dial with the first two letters in bold and capitalized print. We had the same phones for probably 40 years until we had to turn them in during the 80's or pay for them. Our original Prefix was FRanklin followed by HIghland. They didn't always correspond to other areas. I had some cousins that had the same first two digits and theirs was GIbson.
I guess if you remember this, you also remember "one long ring" or "two short rings" printed on the dial too if your phone was on a budget. Oh yeah, all the operators back then really did sound like Ernestine. No explanation should be necessary right?
Do you remember your prefix name?