Tag: communication

  • 1878, The World’s First Telephone Directory Issued

    1878, The World's First Telephone Directory Issued

    On February 21, 1878 the New Haven District Telephone Company issued its first list of subscribers–a broadside listing about 50 subscribers with no telephone numbers included. This telephone directory booklet or pamphlet contained the names and addresses of 391 subscribers who paid $22 per year for service.  The advertisers included physicians and carriage companies. Customers […]