Bell to remove old phones

Fort Frances Times and Rainy Lake Herald

One year ago the 44-year-old Fort Frances municipal telephone system was taken over by The Bell Telephone Company of Canada. The date was June 12, 1957.

One of the conditions of sale was that Bell was prepared to introduce a new dial telephone system in Fort Frances.
At 2 a.m. Sunday, June 15, that new system will be brought into operation. Telephone subscribers will begin using their new telephones and new telephone systems after that date.

Almost immediately, Bell Canada employees will begin the final phase of the cut-over operations-the removal of unwanted telephones and telephone lines. While not as big a job as the installations, Bell crews will have to visit all their subscribes in order to remove all the old equipment.

The new Bell telephone system incorporates the former municipal system and the former Alberton telephone system.