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How old is the telephone?
In the earliest days of the telephone, customers could not dial their own calls. They had to signal the operator (in some cases, just by lifting the receiver; in other cases, …by turning a crank handle) and tell the operator the number they wanted to reach. In large and even medium-sized cities, there were multiple exchanges, each serving perhaps a few thousand customers. Your telephone number was the name of your exchange, followed by a number within that exchange; for example, Riverside 1234 or Diamond 123. In order to allow for customer dialing, even of local calls, there had to be a way to convert the exchange name to a number, so the letters were mapped to the numbers, and the first two or three letters of the exchange name were converted. Thus, the Riverside exchange might be numbers beginning with 748, or just 74. Later, even after the great majority of local calls were direct-dialed by the customer, exchange names provided a mnemonic (memory aid), as many people found it easier to remember, for example, LAndmark 7 instead of 527. The listings in the telephone directory eventually shifted to LA7-xxxx, and finally to 527-xxxx.
It speed up the communication. It created a new channel for long distance communication, instead of letters which requires long time to deliver and may become lost.
Answer . Q and Z
A telephone is another name for a 'phone' or a 'mobile' or even a 'cell', which are all slang terms for the telephone. A telephone is a communication device used between two… people in two different locations (anywhere in the world now - thanks to satelite phones). It is used for two people to talk to each other.
Tele- means far -phone means voice so telephone means 'distant voice'
Answer Back...WAY back in the day....Drug dealers used to throw shoes up onto the telephone wires to let their buyers know they were on the right street, or pass…er byers would know someone there dealt drugs in case they wanted any. Now, I think people do it for laughs, or just because they can.
Old telephones used to have wires and now the new telephones don't have them. Also old telephones didn't use to us numbers they use to have to call the operater and ask them t…o connect them to the number they want and now the newer phones have numbers and you don't have to do that.
because he wanted to figure out a way to talk to someone in another room
some similarity and difference -both can make a phone call -run on a power source -has numbers -have some mobile lines -phones then were much bigger -phones now are more adv…anced -phones now are touch screen -phones then weighed alot
It lets you call people all over the world if you have there phone number.
they are telephones....
Telephones are used to transfer audio tones over copper wire. Giving us the capabilities to communicate especially in long distances. With the telephone cabling system we are… able to get connected to the internet. voice communication between two persons
Bell was born in March 3 1847 and invented the phone in 1872-1876with his friend
What was the old television commercial where a child was talking to a telephone operator about a pet turtle and they say it's blue?
I believe it was an old "Ma Bell", or perhaps Michigan Bell commercial. I remember it though no one else I talk to does. I have been looking for it online, but have yet to com…e across it. I believe it was from somewhere between 1985-1990, but am not sure. So, I just logged on to post that I was looking this up myself! I would love to find the video somewhere -- it was definitely a Michigan-based commercial, from the era mentioned before. "I got a pet turtle... it's blue."
Telephone numbers were once assigned letters to make them easier to remember. The letters represented the area the number was assigned to. For example SYcamore 4 or PEnnsy…lvania 6. The letters Q and Z were not included because they were the least common letters to be used.
What is the name of the song with lyerics starting the scissortail roosts on a telephone pole when the evening is old and the bayou is cold?
Bayou Baby(Cajun Lullaby). I heard it back in the early 50s. Google shows it recorded by Eddy Arnold and also Merle Travis, but I think I heard it by a girl singer.