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October 11, 1983

On October 11, 1983, technology caught up with Bryant Pond, Maine. On this date, the last of the hand-cranked telephones in the United States went out of service. The 440 telephone customers of Bryant Pond were switched to direct-dial. To put in perspective how horse-and-buggy Bryant Pond was, the first 1G cellphone system was started … Continue reading

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