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Anybody still have a home phone?

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Re: Anybody still have a home phone?

@Brian_Earl_Spilner thats so sad!  They showed her no mercy.  She grew up with that number!  Screw AT&T after 30 years of loyalty.

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Re: Anybody still have a home phone?


@vainglorious wrote:

@Brian_Earl_Spilner thats so sad!  They showed her no mercy.  She grew up with that number!  Screw AT&T after 30 years of loyalty.


Yeah, at first I thought she was kidding, but she was on the verge of tears. Then I was like wtfico, you were only late once, was an at&t executive eyeballing that number for the last 30 years? How the hell did they give it away that fast? Just another reason for me to not like at&t. She was so depressed about it for months because people she knew were always able to reach her that way if they lost her cell or she changed her cell number.







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Re: Anybody still have a home phone?

Did anyone do this back in the day? (1970's & 1980's)

1. Take your phone off the hook by dialing your number and then setting it down. (Dad did this at dinner time to prevent friends interrupting)

2. Dial 0 and request an "emergency break through" when a friends' number was busy.

3. Call collect and ask for XXXX just to let family know you made the trip back home safely. (they'd say that person was not there and hang up)

 


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Re: Anybody still have a home phone?


@GApeachy wrote:

Did anyone do this back in the day? (1970's & 1980's)

1. Take your phone off the hook by dialing your number and then setting it down. (Dad did this at dinner time to prevent friends interrupting)

2. Dial 0 and request an "emergency break through" when a friends' number was busy.

3. Call collect and ask for XXXX just to let family know you made the trip back home safely. (they'd say that person was not there and hang up)

 


https://youtu.be/V04bh-G4-qU







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@Brian_Earl_Spilner wrote:

https://youtu.be/V04bh-G4-qU


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"MY TAKE HOME PAY WON'T TAKE ME HOME"
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