The number is best known from the hit song " Pennsylvania ", a swing jazz and pop standard recorded by the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Its owner, the Hotel Pennsylvaniaclaims it to be the oldest continuing telephone number in New York City.
As ofcallers to are greeted with the hotel's phone system recorded greeting that includes a portion of the song. The two letters, PEstand for the numbers 7 and 3, making the phone numbernot including the later area code for Manhattan. At the time of Glenn Miller 's popular network radio broadcasts, Menuettes - Miguel Barbera - Invitation To The Classic Guitar Music local telephone calls in large cities were being Pennsylvania 65000 - Fission - King Of Swing directly.
All intercity calls required the operator. There were no area codes. The length of local numbers varied widely; four or five digits was more than enough for a small city with a single central office, while separate central offices served individual neighborhoods of larger cities. In large cities, each central office had one or more telephone exchange names.
Similar systems were used in BostonChicagoand Philadelphia. The North American Numbering Plan introduced area codes for the Pennsylvania 65000 - Fission - King Of Swing continent-wide implementation of direct distance dialing started in with a first implementation in Englewood, New Jersey.
Many calls from outside the city were placed through an operatorby requesting "long distance, New York City, Pennsylvania six, five-thousand". Inthe PE6 central office was the first in Manhattan to be converted from a panel switch to a 1ESS switchtemporarily making it a significant part of New York Telephone's service crisis. The number inspired the pun title Transylvaniaused separately as titles for a Bugs Bunny cartoona full-length live-action filmand a sketch by Wayne and Shuster.
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