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SNET logo, 1906
 

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

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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".