Do any of you old timers remember the party line phones?

One ring meant the call was for our neighbor, two rings meant the call for us, three rings was the neighbor across the street, four rings meant the call was for the Deputy Sheriff at the end of the street. We would often listen in on the Deputy's calls to see if anything exciting was happening. Cell phones... show more One ring meant the call was for our neighbor, two rings meant the call for us, three rings was the neighbor across the street, four rings meant the call was for the Deputy Sheriff at the end of the street. We would often listen in on the Deputy's calls to see if anything exciting was happening.

Cell phones have no class!!!
Update: Also, we had one phone which lasted all the years my siblings and I were growing up. It never failed, and it was free.
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