November 12, 2007

Before There Was the iPhone There Was the * and the #

Who knew the "*" and the "#" were so revolutionary. Here's an Ad from 1969

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Anonymous said...

Is that phone company even around any more, lol? Thanks for the ad, very interesting to take a look back.

Chad said...

They were a part of "Ma Bell" aka at&t. At&T refuses to die. (Spoken as a formerly Cingular, now the new at&t customer.) But they've been "de-monopolized" bankrupted, reformed, sold, rebranded, and so much other stuff, I don't know if it really counts as the same company. Kind of like Atari. Atari isnt Atari, and hasn't been Atari for 20 years.