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Probably a subject for another (existing?) thread, but I find it interesting how phone numbers have evolved, and lengthened, over the years. The first phone in Eastbourne (Eastbourne 1, natch) was the Albion hotel on the seafront. Later numbers were 4 digits, which then got a 2 in front of them, then a 7 in front of that. Some which started with a 5 then had a zero as the second digit. In more recent times, of course, STD codes went from 4 to 5 digits (outside large cities) when a 1 was inserted after the first zero.

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3 hours ago, High Jetter said:

Probably a subject for another (existing?) thread, but I find it interesting how phone numbers have evolved, and lengthened, over the years. The first phone in Eastbourne (Eastbourne 1, natch) was the Albion hotel on the seafront. Later numbers were 4 digits, which then got a 2 in front of them, then a 7 in front of that. Some which started with a 5 then had a zero as the second digit. In more recent times, of course, STD codes went from 4 to 5 digits (outside large cities) when a 1 was inserted after the first zero.

I live in a small town and my phone number is only 5 digits. Everyone tells you it’s wrong , must have 6, and online forms won’t accept it. 

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56 minutes ago, Metal Guru said:

I live in a small town and my phone number is only 5 digits. Everyone tells you it’s wrong , must have 6, and online forms won’t accept it. 

Put a random digit at the end? As soon as the 5th digit is dialled, it will start to connect.

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