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Thursday, February 7, 2013

History: New Jersey Bell Advertisement (Jun 1945)

The 21 Jun 1945 edition of The Matawan Journal contained this advertisement for New Jersey Bell. It asked their telephone customers to.be understanding when the long distance lines were particularly crowded with traffic. The ad said an operator might interrupt a long distance call under such circumstances to request the speakers to keep the conversation short. Here's the text of this ad:

Sometimes There's Quite a Crowd

Most of the time we can handle the thousands of Long Distance calls all right, but sometimes we need a little help from you.

That's when a Long Distance line is crowded and the Operator says -- Please limit your call to 5 minutes."

New Jersey Bell Telephone Company
NJ Bell advertisement, 21 Jun 1945, The Matawan Journal


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