WO9-8989 was Talk shows through the ages

A. Joseph Ross joe@attorneyross.com
Fri Aug 31 00:23:12 EDT 2007

On 30 Aug 2007 at 5:45, Sid Schweiger wrote:

> Did he start before 1947?  According to Wikipedia, the North American
> Numbering Plan, developed by AT&T, was created that year, and area
> codes were part of it.  They were used exclusively by long-distance
> operators until late in 1951, but did not come into common use by
> telephone subscribers until the 1960s.

I didn't know they existed for internal use before that, but the 
first time the general public heard of area codes was when direct 
distance dialing was introduced, I think around 1958 or 59.  

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