|Re: What About Areas Where Alphabet is Not Like Ours?|
8 Feb 2007 07:45:17 -0800
On Feb 7, 8:12 pm, Joe Tibiletti <joe...@cox.net> wrote:|
> I raise the question, what does the telephone dial look like in areas
I don't know what the dial looks like in other countries.
As mentioned here, U.S. city telephone numbers consisted of a named
After WW II, the telephone company realized that users were confusing
They forsaw overseas dialing as well and realized alphabets were
The transition was gradual, some places were converted in the 1960s,
However, businesses realized they could have an easy to remember
Indeed, in the U.S., the letters "Q" and "Z" were added to the dial.
> I understand that until about 5 years ago there were some crank up
A "Crank up" telephone network, known as "local battery" would require
> There appears to be a return to two party lines in some areas because
I find it very hard to believe party lines are being re-introduced.
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