But each letter being pronounced separately made memorizing the numbers a tall order.Letters followed by numerals were in broad use in the USSR until 1968. A flyer for city telephone network subscribers issued by the Svyaz Publishing House (from the authors collection): DIAL THE TELEPHONE NUMBER IN NUMERALS ONLY The Soviet Union has adopted the single long-distance numeric system of telephone numbers. How they used to call The first phones didnt have a dial.Moscow saw the first automatic telephone switch installed not sooner than in 1924, and that one was in the Kremlin.The city automatic telephone switch started operation in 1930.Mnemonic rules were in use in London and Paris until mid-1960s.
For technical reasons no telephone number in the US started with 1.Afterwards the subscriber shall clearly pronounce the number to which he wishes to be connected.How they call In todays Russia no telephones with Russian letters are produced.Many European telephones dont have any letters at all.
All American telephones have letters standing beside numerals.
To reach a person beyond city bounds by phone, you would normally have to tell the operator the name of the city and a number.