Phone service to the U.S. in the '70's

by abuelajudy @, Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 15:54 (411 days ago)

Hi pals in Zihuatanejo and fellow lovers of Zihuatanejo,

Have any of you been traveling in Mexico long enough to answer this?

I'm writing a novel set in Mexico in the early 70's.

How hard was it to call the U.S. in those days? Would a hotel in Zihua have been able to place the call for you? How would you place the call if you were in a small town in the boondocks? Would a prosperous farm in the boondocks have a phone? Would it be possible to place the call from there?

I spent a lot of time in Mexico in the early 70's, but it never occurred to me that it might be possible to call home, so if it was possible, I didn't know. It was all snail mail in those days, at least for me.

As always, thanks! I hope you who are in Zihua are having fun. I'm jealous.


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