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Who remembers?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by bagman, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Pouch? You forgot the mother roo making a comfy bed for her joey, using the channel seven logo components….o_O

    Then, you just had to “be there”……..;)

    Enjoy the promos, Tommy, then the roo.:)

     
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  2. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You’re absolutely correct Grant…..I’d forgotten about the 7bed.
    All I remember was the kangaroo and the Joey going to sleep.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  3. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    You was a tired little boy……and it was way past your bedtime. ;)
     
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  4. MAP77

    MAP77 Well-Known Member

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    I still remember our old phone number from the 60's and 70's: 604-4548.
    When someone would ring, Mum would pick up the phone and repeat the phone number so that the person ringing would be able to confirm that they dialled correctly.
     
  5. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure? :rolleyes:

    In Sydney in the late 70’s, we only had a 6 digit phone number…o_O
     
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  6. MAP77

    MAP77 Well-Known Member

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    We lived out at Cecil Park about 5km west of Liverpool. This was the number which was later changed with a 9 prefix.
     
  7. Jurgen Grossmutter

    Jurgen Grossmutter Well-Known Member

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    I remember 7 digits in Adelaide in the late 70s
     
  8. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    224382, in Gawler Jurgen in the early 80s. 085 from the city. Then they added 85 mid 80s.
     
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  9. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    Looks like there was a mix of number lengths around the place ... we didn't have a phone
     
  10. Wiz

    Wiz Well-Known Member

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    I remember 4029D (party line)
    PR
     
  11. Jurgen Grossmutter

    Jurgen Grossmutter Well-Known Member

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    We had 337 6636 in Campbelltown in about 77 or 78.
    I remember the time we dropped STD Codes. It was about 1984 at Littlehampton we added 8 to 391 0495
     
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  12. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    I know this going to be hard to believe , but my parents never got a phone installed till 1987, up till then we had one of these in our street... remember these ..

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  13. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    …….and the red flashing light when your last coin dropped on an std call…..
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  14. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

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    Or when the "T" in STD was the only bit available.

    Actually I don't remember trunk calls as we didn't have a phone until the late 60's and I was too young to be making trunk calls anyway!
     
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  15. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have vivid memories of STD calls.
    As a 17 y’old, I spent countless dollars on calls to my then girlfriend, now wife….:D
    40 years married on Sunday ;).
    Money well spent.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  16. MAP77

    MAP77 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Tony - I bet you had a Superman suit also!
     
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  17. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    There was a way to make a call if you needed to on these if you didn’t have a coin , you had to turn the receiver around so the ear piece was at your mouth and yell the message through , worked every time , trouble was the whole street also got to hear your message ...
     
  18. Wiz

    Wiz Well-Known Member

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    Tapping the numbers to imitate the noise the rotary dial made?
    (Asking for someone else.)
    PR
     
  19. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    Ironically remember calling Telecom in 1978 in one of these phone boxes and asking if they had any jobs ... no luck but at least I got through to the personnel department..
     
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  20. MAP77

    MAP77 Well-Known Member

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    The old pie with chips and banana split!
     

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