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Re: Do You Remember Calling Time & Temperature?

@Marlea Lee Wow! Impressive that you still had that number written down! 👍
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Re: Do You Remember Calling Time & Temperature?

I just tried it, and with 1 + area code, PA1-1700 still works.  

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Re: Do You Remember Calling Time & Temperature?

Yes I remember Time and Temperature, and there was Dial-A-Prayer.

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Re: Do You Remember Calling Time & Temperature?

Yup -- in NY it was WE(ather) 6-1212!  (Of course, no area code needed back then...)

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Re: Do You Remember Calling Time & Temperature?


@Pearley wrote:
This may still exist...a number you could call to get the time and temperature. When I was growing up we called it (on our rotary phone) fairly often, probably because we only had wind-up watches that would end up running a few minutes fast or slow, and also would wind down and stop if you forgot to rewind it, which was often. If you didn't rewind it at bedtime it was probably stopped by morning.

As I recall we dialed the Time&Temperature number much more to find out the time than the temperature, although you were given both by an automated voice.

@Pearley I think when we were growing up, we just did it because it was something to do.  Kids.

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Re: Do You Remember Calling Time & Temperature?

@NameAlreadyTaken. Well once in a while yes but mostly I called to set my windup watch, as I wrote in my OP.
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Re: Do You Remember Calling Time & Temperature?

I don't know if the temperature was on ours, but I sure remember calling for the time. Can't for the life of me remember the number, though. Now I just look at my phone.

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Re: Do You Remember Calling Time & Temperature?

Yes, we called that number a lot, along with Dial-a-prayer.
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Re: Do You Remember Calling Time & Temperature?

I definitely remember!  Boy, that brings back memories.  I also remember my grandma having a "party line" telephone.

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Re: Do You Remember Calling Time & Temperature?

Yes!  When the electricity went out & we needed to reset our clocks, we called to make sure the time was accurate.

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