Out of curiosity, I called the 555-1212 number to see what I got.
First I was connected, via recording, to my local phone co-op, a recording asked for "city/state" then after about 12 rings someone with a thick accent answered.
I asked where she was and she refused to tell me.
I gave her my name and address and she told me there was no listing for "...." she spelled it wrong.
She finally got it right and then I got another recording with my phone number.
Definitely NOT an improvement from the "good ol days" when you talked to a real person who was likely an area resident, and definitely a US resident.
Jim Croce would not be inspired to write the same song today.
Well this will be my first post here. Been lurking and learning but this thread caught my eye as something I could contribute to. I recorded this when C-19 first hit but I think it's time to share it again.