Geek Fact for November 16th

In 1963, the touch-tone telephone was introduced.

The Western Electric 1500 model featured 10 push buttons that replaced the standard rotary dial. The first commercial service was available in Carnegie and Greensburg, Pennsylvania, for an extra charge.

Learn more about the history of the telephone at

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