Today’s phone takes us back to 1996. I was at my parents this evening and my Dad and I found this phone while going through some items. I figured you phone geeks would get a kick out of how far we have come since 1996. Really 1996 doesn’t seem long ago…..our fashion styles haven’t changed much since then, the internet existed then, and email was just catching on. This phone boasted some pretty cool features….my favorite is “Turbo Dialing” a fancy name for Speed Dial
Ameritech, aka Illinois Ma Bell was formed out of the deregulation breakup of AT&T in 1983. Ironically, Ameritech is now once again a division of AT&T and named such, even though if you look up AT&T’s actual internal operating name in Chicagoland, it’s still Ameritech.
Enjoy the photos!