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January 27th 2015
08:03:20 AM
What is your name?  

Padraig

How did you find this website?  

Google Search

Where are you from?  

Milwaukee, WI

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I took an interested with telephone switching equipment after a recent long-distance call to my sister from the States to Cuba. Placing the call took over a minute and for a majority of that time, I thought something was broken and the call wouldn\'t complete. According to Jenni at AT&T, \"Unfortunately, A large majority of Cuba still uses telephone switching equipment from 50s and 60s; possibly a system known as step-by-step. Do you own a rotary phone?\". After a quick buy from a local antique shop, and a $0.79 service charge for dialing on the phone, I tried calling again. This time around It worked but I had to dial the number not once, but twice after the tone. What I found interesting after the tone, was the noises I heard every time I dialed. Ever since then, I\'ve been hooked on these strange sounds made by old switching equipment.

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January 19th 2015
11:30:35 AM
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Russ F

How did you find this website?  

Surfing

Where are you from?  

Long-Liner Dayton,O and Installer Lucent Tech and Alcatel-Lucent 11-69 to 1-2013

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Worked in CO on DOTC, 17C, PLSB, CXR PLSB circuit order. Worked for the best till Divesture. After that it became nothing but layoffs.. I was laid-off and came to work for as an installed for Lucent Tech and then Alcatel-Lucent. The offices and underground facilities in Ohio ,Indiana and Illinois have deteriorated very badly compared to the early days. No maintinence ti being done. Just sad. The main location at NORWAY,Ill and just a shell to pre-1984. The newer site at Plano (underground) is now the main site. Again it sad to see these great site are just fading away

   

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December 30th 2014
12:13:16 AM
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Hank T

How did you find this website?  

By accident!

Where are you from?  

Pasadena area, So. Calif.

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This website brings back many, many good memories - I worked at
Pacific Tel as a COEM for 10 yrs, then UTS in Warren, Oh for another 9 yrs. Worked SXS, #5XBar, T-1, Power, #23 Information Desk switch, Frame, Installation, #5 AMA, SAMA, lots of other stuff. Now retired in Sacramento area. Also, enjoyed the telephone museum in Washington State.

   

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November 18th 2014
07:49:27 AM
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Jason Goodwin

How did you find this website?  

Bing Search

Where are you from?  

Kansas City, MO

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Great website, lots of history!

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November 1st 2014
10:20:56 AM
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Liisa

How did you find this website?  

google search for old Exchange names

Where are you from?  

Oakland, CA

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Surprised to see that the East Bay section has nothing about Oakland! I\'m trying to remember old Oakland exchanges - I was NEptune, I remember friends with LOckwood, KEllogg... what else?

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September 10th 2014
12:44:53 PM
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Robert L. Graham

How did you find this website?  

internet

Where are you from?  

Sweetwater, Texas

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My father retired ATT. Started Dallas,Tx. \'56, transferred to Sweetwater,Tx. \'60 supervisor. Wrote you an email about the old building north of town still standing. Like a bomb-shelter. You don\'t have a pic of it. My father also advised with NASA during Apollo flights down in Houston. Knew when missile crisis stuff going on, Kennedy asassination. I spent time out there as kid. Amazing place. Great sight.

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June 15th 2014
10:12:38 AM
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john

How did you find this website?  

google

Where are you from?  

florida

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great site, i think i found it a year ago. ive got some CO pics from florida i can upload when i get time.

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March 10th 2014
01:45:42 AM
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Reginald

How did you find this website?  

Searched for info on telecom sites near me (specifically Redonda Mesa)

Where are you from?  

San Diego, CA

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Hello. I\'ve never worked with any telecommunications companies but, like you, I was fascinated by the structures since I was a kid and wanted to know more about them. Thank you for all of this.

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March 7th 2014
03:04:38 PM
What is your name?  

Russ Wagner

Where are you from?  

Arizona USA

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Part of the West Valley District NTEC and Reseda, CA frame 1980-87, got the \"early retirement\" offer in 87, moved to AZ and started a new career in IT. I miss the wire wrap, crossbar and # 4 ESS relay clacking sounds and the unhealthy fragrance of light machine oil, rosin core lead solder and hydrogen sulfide from the battery racks.

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January 31st 2014
09:06:22 PM
What is your name?  

Matthew

What is the title of your website:  

FurmanNet:: Matthew Furman Online

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personal website

How did you find this website?  

Online Search

Where are you from?  

Originally, upstate NY. Currently central NC.

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Love the website. I have always thought the telephone to be the most amazing invention. I have given my phone an unofficial exchange name using my last name FUrman 0 -XXXX (last 4 removed for privacy). On another telephone related note, I have been making an online archive for funny answering machine greetings. www.noveltyansweringmachine.com

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