gmalivuk wrote:Nonsense, unless you just mean that the network was capable of routing touch-tone dialing. Touch tone phones didn't outnumber rotary phones until at least the end of the 1970s.Kristopher wrote:Unless you lived in a very remote part of the US, you had touchtone service.
Also, I lived in a small town but not "a very remote part" of the country, and we didn't get a touch-tone capable phone line until the late 1990s. (We likely could have earlier than that, but didn't see the need until getting a dedicated line for the computer.)
I remember in the '90s having a touch-tone phone, but having to plug it into an adapter that would convert the DTMF tones into pulses because the local switching equipment hadn't yet been upgraded. If I remember correctly, we actually had to plug our modem into one.