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From: bob gillis <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Post Office vs City on Census
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 17:22:26 -0500
I think we should keep this telephone thread restricted to the USA and
possibly Canada. Lorna Henderson wrote from New Zealand whose telephone
system is probably patterned after the British system.
Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
> On or about 12/23/2005 11:00 AM a carrier pigeon from Lorna Henderson
>> Sounds very similar to my childhood, except our number was 120D where
>> the D
>> was the ring in morse code. The morse code bit also being important for
>> when the trucks came to collect the fruit and noone was in the shed.
>> toot the same code to bring us in from the orchard.
> In a variant, one could still have a service where different
> ring patterns where used for identification. Though in this case it
> seems to be based on separate phone numbers being routed to a single
> phone line... Look up "Distinctive Ring" services.
> Windows, prior to XP, actually supported this feature in the
> modem auto-answer system.
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