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.
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
Domestic terrorism hits the main downtown AT&T central office in Nashville, TN - knocking out communications for a good portion of town.Read More
More name changes and more confusion on the telecom front.
CenturyLink (formerly CenturyTel, Embarq, Sprint, United Telephone, Qwest, US West, and a number of Baby Bells) is now called Lumen technologies, effective Sept. 18, 2020.
They will continue to market their residential and small business services as CenturyLink, but enterprise business is now called Lumen.