The first telephone number ever


WORLD'S FIRST
TELEPHONE NUMBER

THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

What was the world's first telephone number?

We could not find the world's first telephone number but we assume it was 1.

Here is a brief history of what led up to the use of the first telephone numbers:

In 1878 the first telephone exchange opened in New Haven, Connecticut and soon other cities followed.

To use the first exchanges subscribers would call in and ask for the person by name, the operator, who memorized the names and what switch to use, would then connect the caller.

In 1879 in Lowell, Massachusetts a measles epidemic broke out and physician Moses Parker suggested that each of Lowell's 200 subscribers were assigned a number just in case all four of the operators became sick and they had to quickly train new operators.

As a result the first telephone numbers were issued and used in Lowell, Massachusetts in late 1879 and early 1880.


The first telephone number ever

The first telephone number ever

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