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@billytell said in Coronavirus memes:
Locations of interest.
Look at that Blenheim Phone number!!!

@paekakboyz said in Coronavirus memes:
@hooroo I remember when we moved to paekakariki in the early 90s. 5 digit phone number!
I only remember having a minimum of 5 numbers. 55634 then 555634 and finally 8555634.
We used to answer the phone differently back then. I was told to answer the phone by saying the phone number.
"Double Five Six Three Four!"

@hooroo I still remember our 5 digit number, and even remember plenty of my rellies 3 digit number on their party lines...probably cos they still live there and thier last 3 digits are still the same, just have 4 more in front of them!

@taniwharugby said in Coronavirus memes:
@hooroo I still remember our 5 digit number, and even remember plenty of my rellies 3 digit number on their party lines...probably cos they still live there and thier last 3 digits are still the same, just have 4 more in front of them!
And crank handle phones ... Kaitaia in the mid80s.
890D

@taniwharugby said in Coronavirus memes:
how you could 'tap' them to get a free call!
Yes, and phone boxes.
10 minus the required number to be dialed was the number of "taps" as I recall. So a seven was 3 taps.

@taniwharugby said in Coronavirus memes:
@booboo no crank handles for me.
Remember the old telephone box phones, how you could 'tap' them to get a free call!
That black bakerlite phone in your gif was the same shape as our crank handle model.

@hooroo said in Coronavirus memes:
@billytell said in Coronavirus memes:
Locations of interest.
Look at that Blenheim Phone number!!!
Yeah  I remember having a 4digit number in Cambridge  pretty sure it was 6333.
Moved to Hastings, and realised it was the bigsmoke, because I now had 5 digits to remember. 
@snowy said in Coronavirus memes:
@taniwharugby said in Coronavirus memes:
how you could 'tap' them to get a free call!
Yes, and phone boxes.
10 minus the required number to be dialed was the number of "taps" as I recall. So a seven was 3 taps.
Was that actually correct? I remember hearing it, but even as a kid  just assumed it was an urban myth, to keep stupid kids busy tapping furiously away in a phone booth.
As opposed to... 
@kruse said in Coronavirus memes:
Was that actually correct? I remember hearing it, but even as a kid  just assumed it was an urban myth, to keep stupid kids busy tapping furiously away in a phone booth.
Yes it was correct. Used it all the time. Analogue phones that clicked as the dial returned to 0.
Was really easy (assuming that you could subtract from 10).

So I am assuming Blenheim still only needs 4 digits?

I remember when you saw a phone booth you always checked the coin area, as someone nearly always left coin that could be used for spacies.

@booboo said in Old people talk about the olden days:
@taniwharugby said in Coronavirus memes:
@hooroo I still remember our 5 digit number, and even remember plenty of my rellies 3 digit number on their party lines...probably cos they still live there and thier last 3 digits are still the same, just have 4 more in front of them!
And crank handle phones ... Kaitaia in the mid80s.
890D
awanui here!


@chimoaus said in Old people talk about the olden days:
I remember 1 cent lollies. I could work for 2 hours and get 50 cents and then walk 5km on my own to the dairy and get the poor shop keeper to pick out 50 different lollies.
Whilst buying my lollies I would buy a pack of smokes for my
mumselfFIFY

@hooroo said in Old people talk about the olden days:
I only remember having a minimum of 5 numbers. 55634 then 555634 and finally 8555634.
The same for me in the 1980s.
Being able to tap the phones in the phone box was great if you were out with your mates and needed to phone someone.
Old people talk about the olden days