The history of the telephone exchange names in Buffalo, New York, as in most significant United States cities, can be divided into three periods:
Actually, the late dial period in Buffalo differed from that in all other
cities because a name was never given to the exchanges. Instead, Buffalo
exchanges consisted of only two letters and a digit. Moreover, only one
letter was used for each digit: all 2's were transliterated as A, all 3's as F,
all 4's as H, all 5's as L, all 6's as N, all 7's as R, all 8's as T, and all
9's as X. Thus, such combinations as TX or RR occurred even when they could
have been represented as TY or PR, which could have begun a word.
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|Chronological periods of the Buffalo, New York data:|
|Pre-dial period||Early dial period||Late dial period|
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Last modified September 13, 2015.