Push Button Phone Day has been celebrated annually on November 18. Almost every one of us owns a mobile phone in this digital era. There are so many advanced developments that have been taken place since the launch of the telephone to the now existing smartphones. The push button phone was the first phone to be the superior alternatives to rotary dial phones. The push button phone has electronic buttons or keys for dialling a telephone number. It has undergone several improvements during to give us a smartphone filled with different apps. Push Button Phone Day celebrates the official introduction of the Push Button Phone to the public use.
“There was a time when nails were high-tech. There was a time when people had to be told how to use a telephone. Technology is just a tool. People use tools to improve their lives.” – Tom Clancy
History of Push Button Phone Day
The history, origin, and the founder of the Push Button Phone Day are not known precisely. There is no proper mention about the year from which this Day has been celebrated. However, the founder of the Day has created this celebration Day as to mark the anniversary of the introduction of the push button phones by the Bell Systems in the United States. The push button phones were first introduced on November 18, 1963, to the customers in some areas of Pennsylvania. It was designed by Henry Dryfus. The concept of the use of the push-buttons in telephony had originated around 1887 with a micro-telephone push-button. The rotary dial phones are replaced by the push button phones and are considered to be the fancy alternative of rotary dial phones. The push button phones have the buttons to dial numbers, and it lets the dialer connect to another telephone user. There was no * and # buttons available initially in the push button phone. It was later introduced in the year 1968 with the Model 2500.
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How to Celebrate the Day
Get to know more about the Push Button Phone, its history, along the developments that have taken place till date. If you have a Push Button Phone in your home, which you have kept in the cupboard, then consider this Day as an opportunity to showcase it to your family and friends. You can even use it if you have got a landline connection. Share your antique telephone pictures on social media using the hashtag #PushButtonPhoneDay.
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