We had Southern New England Telecommunications (SNET) which was not
a Baby Bell since AT&T never owned more than 20% of it. It was considered one of only two effective independent phone companies in the USA at the time of AT&T's court-ordered faux
Southern New England Telecommunications took to calling itself SNET (always
pronounced "ess-enn-eee-tee" never
'snet") which was eventually acquired by SBC Communications and given a swanky new logo:
SBC Communications eventually begat Ameritech which is now a subsidiary of AT&T once again.
Like Saint Joni said:And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We're captive on the carousel of time...
We can't return we can only look
Behind from where we came...
And go round and round and round
In the circle game
All our phone booths (with their filthy screaming neon yellow handsets) were owned by SNET and flew the SNET logo right up until they slowly disappeared. Or at least have around where I am. Payphones - Thoughts?
They were just plastic or perforated metal half-boxes mounted on a pole. Supposedly they got away from the traditional full booths with doors to save money and prevent homeless people from monopolizing them in cold weather.