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University of Connecticut University Libraries Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

SNET logo, 1906

Southern New England Telephone Company:
The First Fifty Years, 1878-1928



Early Years




About the Exhibit

Operator 25, ca. 1908

Operator 25

Performing a valuable community service, Operator 25 was the source of a wide variety of information including train schedules, public meeting times, weather forecasts and baseball scores. SNET President Morris Tyler instituted this practice to build public awareness of the usefulness of the telephone. In 1909, Operator 25 became "Information".