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Saturday Six #471

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This week, we’re looking at a familiar item we all use every day: the telephone!

The telephone has changed a great deal since its invention, but at the same time, it doesn’t seem all that alien from its original creation. Technology has changed how we make calls and what we do with the telephone, but it’s as much about communication as it ever was.

But what are your telephone memories?

Now that you’re here, it’s time to play!

Here are this week’s “Saturday Six” questions. Either answer the questions in a comment here, or put the answers in an entry on your blog… But don’t forget to leave a link to your blog so that everyone else can visit! Permission is not granted to copy the questions to message boards for the purpose of having members answer and play along there. Enjoy!

1. How old were you the first time you used a telephone?

2. What’s the oldest phone number you remember from your childhood?

3. What’s the oldest phone number you remember from your childhood that is still a valid number for the same party it was then?

4. Have you ever used a rotary-dial telephone?

5. What year did you get your first cell phone?

6. How many cell phones have you owned since then?

Thanks for playing this week’s Saturday Six and I hope you’ll be back next week!

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TedtheThird
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How old were you the first time you used a telephone?  Around three or four. I was a precocious child with an over developed vocabulary. 2. What’s the oldest phone number you remember from your childhood? 3. What’s the oldest phone number you remember from your childhood that is still a valid number for the same party it was then?  The closest would be my late grandmother who had the same number from pretty much the time I was born until she went ‘home’ February of 2012. 4. Have you ever used a rotary-dial telephone?  My great grandmother had a… Read more »
profkrg
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1. I have no idea. 
2. My first one. My mom had that number until I graduated from college.
3. That’s more difficult. Most people don’t have home phones anymore.
4. Yes, of course.
5. Probably 1996. I was in college.
6. Many. Probably a dozen?

DianaCT
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msalakka
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1. Just a few years. Apparently I loved dialing random numbers.
2. The number of the house we lived in from when I was ten to 18.
3. The national emergency line number.
4. Oh yes.
5. Around 1996 or 1997.
6. Between 15 and 20.

irel
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