Welcome to the Telephone Tribute Website!  You'll find all sorts of telephone related web pages here on the history of the telephone, technical information, research resources, human interest stories, clubs, pictures, sound files, links, etc.  If this is your first time here, you might try starting out your navigation of my web site by first looking at my Table of Contents or using the search engine to your right.

This site, started in 1997 by David Massey, has no pop-up or pop-under advertisements, banner ads, or other intrusive/in-your-face advertising, The webmasters of this site personally pay for the server space so you can surf ad-free!  David still operates his Bell System website called the "Bell System Memorial" which focuses on the corporate and technology history of AT&T, Bell Laboratories, Western Electric, and the so-called "Baby Bells".

When the telecommunications revolution began over a century ago, no one could have predicted where it would lead: telephones in nearly every household in the industrialized nations; the development of the radio, the broadcast television, cable television; the globe-spanning Internet; portable, personal satellite phones; the complete digitization of communications. U.S. spending on telecommunications topped $517 Billion in 1999 and according to MultiMedia Telecommunications Association forecasts, total U.S. spending for telecom equipment and services will grow to $794 billion in 2003. More broadly defined, the communications industry accounts for one seventh of the U.S. economy, a share worth $1 trillion annually and is growing at a rate twice as fast as the overall economy.

Many of these web pages are the results of on-going contributions from many visitors that have e-mailed and snail-mailed files, pictures, documents, etc. for which I am deeply grateful. For some personal information about the original creator of Tribute to the Telephone, please read the introduction page. For email and phone number contacts information, see my contacts information page. This site is best viewed at 800 x 600 screen resolution or higher and with Microsoft Internet Explorer.  Some features will not work with Netscape such as the touch-tone sounds when clicking on my touch-tone menu "dial" at the top of each page.

Disclaimer: This is not a commercial web site. This is our hobby and, as such, we do not have any photos, documents, or other material for sale nor can we authorize the use of any material owned by others. If you desire to use anything on this web site for commercial or for-profit purposes, you must contact the lawful owner of the material for their permission.

This personal web site is for research, historical, and hobby purposes only and is not sponsored by or connected to any telephone company, Regional Bell Operating Companies, AT&T, Lucent Technologies (formerly Western Electric), Bell Laboratories, or affiliated with any other site links shown. The use of product or company names on my web site is not endorsement of that product or company. The Bell System logo is the property of several Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs) in the USA. All other logos are the property of their respective corporate owners.

When known, any references, documents, and other material that is not my original work will show proper credit of ownership by their respective corporation, authors, individuals, and/or publishers. Any help in identifying non-credited or improperly credited material on this web site would be appreciated.

Although the information supplied by others (documents, photos, sound files, etc.) on this web site is in good faith and believed to be accurate, we are not responsible for the accuracy.

All original material on this web site is copyrighted ©1997 - 2003 by David Massey
copyrighted ©2004-2006 by Bob & Sheri Stritof .

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Telephone Tribute" has been cited in The Infography as one of the most excellent sources of information about the subject of "Telephone History".

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