In the Moscow Telephone Network Subscribers Directory published in 1916 the first article of the rules of use reads as follows: The central station is called by taking the microtelephone off the hook.
The operator at the station should answer by telling her number.
In 1920 Sovnarkom (the Council of Peoples Commissars) decreed that all telephone sets be seized from private individuals owing to a dire shortage of numbers.
Automatic dialing was possible with a rotary dial telephone set.
In 1881 the American Bell Telephone Company signed a 20-year contract with Russia on installation and operation of telephone networks in St. In the late 19th century for the former owner of a mechanical repair shop Lars Magnus Ericsson Russia was the biggest sales markethe even considered moving to St. Heres how Ericsson described it in the 1997 annual report: As early as the late 1890s, Ericsson had operations worldwideincluding countries such as China, Russia and Mexico.
Letters followed by numerals were in broad use in the USSR until 1968. A flyer for city telephone network subscribers issued by the Svyaz Publishing House (from the authors collection): DIAL THE TELEPHONE NUMBER IN NUMERALS ONLY The Soviet Union has adopted the single long-distance numeric system of telephone numbers. How they used to call The first phones didnt have a dial.
After becoming aware that it was running out of words beginning with the needed three letters, New York introduced the LLN-NNNN format in 1930 with all the other cities following suit in 194748.
How we did it Everything associated with a telephone (from telephone sets to stations) came to Russia from the West. opened its first Russian telephone station in 1893 in Kiev.
Moscow saw the first automatic telephone switch installed not sooner than in 1924, and that one was in the Kremlin.
The city automatic telephone switch started operation in 1930.