On occasion (or when we have time), we will add or change something here at Telephone World. Here is a listing of significant changes.
Thanks to a contribution from a visitor, we have a new section - Various Virginia Telephone Recordings! Check it out!Read More
Evan Doorbell is mentioned in an article about talkable busy signals back in the old days where impromptu conferences were found.Read More
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
Welcome to the new Telephone World! We are making a brand new site from scratch. If you were a user at the old site, you'll see most of that site being recreated here, and new things added. LOTS of updates need to be made! So hold tight while the old site is being migrated over, page by page! Thanks!