TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Telephone Dialing in Old Movies

Re: Telephone Dialing in Old Movies

Fred Atkinson (
Sat, 19 May 2007 10:24:26 -0400

> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: But, please remember that in smaller
> towns with only one phone exchange (example 620-331) oftn times we
> only orally give the last four digits when speaking with someone,
> although we are required to dial all seven to make a call. PAT]

When I lived in Gadsden, Alabama in the late sixties, they had a five
digit plan. The two exchanges there are 546 and 547. You could dial
68820 (which was our telephone number at home). Or 72550 (one I made
up just now) and actually reach 546-8820 and 547-2550.

I sincerely doubt that that plan is still in place (I just don't know
either way).

There was also a 543 exchange that was a local call to our area. But
it did not work to dial three and the last four digits. I don't
particularly know why.



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