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