Telephone World Telephone World is a hobby website devoted to the mysterious device known as the Telephone. People have used "the phone" for more than 140 years, yet very few of us know what goes on behind the scenes when we make or receive a phone call. This website should help enlighten you on this useful yet mysterious device that is in most every home and business in the industrialized world.
We've just completed our move to the new site. We're making updates and additions as we go!
Many more things will be added to the site as we go along. I've been keeping a lot of things in storage waiting to develop a new site to hold them all. That time is just about here.
Enjoy the new site!Read More
Is there such a thing as a time machine? Not yet, but here's a modern take on the infamous impromptu conference calls and "party lines" of the past.
A novelty recreation of the old "party line" conference calls is now up and running as of Friday January 8, 2021. For more details and some recordings of the first night's activities, check out the Novelty PSTN Party Line Conference January 2021 page. And feel free to dial it yourself at 872-838-9983.Read More
Some updates to the site as we continue our transition from our old site to this one:
The pages for Cellular Phone History have been completed. The section discusses pre-cellular (with MTS and IMTS), AMPS, 2G, 3G, 4G and now 5G.
Check out the section at the Cellular Phone History section page.Read More
Imagine that. Verizon as well.
Domestic terrorism hits the main downtown AT&T central office in Nashville, TN - knocking out communications for a good portion of town.Read More