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Re: From Our Archives: Exchange Names in St. Louis

Mark J (
Sun, 26 Mar 2006 18:21:03 -0800

Speaking of the ZEnith numbers, I remember up until the early 1980's
in CA, to reach CHP you dialed the operator and asked to be connected
to ZEnith-1200.

TELECOM Digest Editor <> wrote in message

> The remainder of this issue of the Digest are some articles from our
> archives, dealing with telephone exchange names. Most articles are
> twenty years old, dating from 1986. An article by Mark Cuccia dates
> back to 1996. I hope you will enjoy re-reading them and needless
> to say _do not_ use any of these old email addresses given.


> How about the non-exchange, non-dialable, ZEnith X-XXXX numbers?.
> These were pre 800 800 numbers. "Call you local operator and ask for
> ZEnithX-XXXX, no cost to calling party".

> Huh? There is no "Z" on the dial.

> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: (in 2006) ... Zenith and Enterprise
> numbers only had four digits, _never_ five; they were never
> dialable and today have been largely replaced by 800, 888, 877 and
> 866 numbers which _are_ dialable. Pat]

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