Once upon a time

Can you hear me now? Part Two - Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," talks about life before cell phones, or any phones. "In 1896, telephones were at last available to private homes. The switchboard, however, was open only from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. In 1900, one operator was employed to handle the 333 calls per day; by 1909, these operators handled more than 3,000 daily calls.