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Old 09-13-2019, 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by eschereal View Post
Yeah, well, when was the last time you (in the US) dialed a 7-digit phone number?
Originally Posted by AnalogSignal View Post
I regularly call numbers in my area code with 7 digits.
Originally Posted by thorny locust View Post
This afternoon.

You can still dial numbers that are in the same area code with seven digits around here; at least, if you're dialing from a landline. (Though I'm not entirely living in the 1970's; "dialing" is figurative, I punched buttons.)
A college friend of mine is a Universalist minister. His ordination twenty years ago took place in a historic church in the tiny town of Canon, Georgia, population 725. The church - a classic white clapboard one-room building that would not look out of place on the set of Little House on the Prairie - did not have air conditioning (and the ceremony took place on a sweltering July day), so alongside the hymnals in the pews, the church provided paper fans. Apparently donated by the local funeral home, which listed its phone number...of four digits.

I felt like I had stepped back into the 1910s.