Do You Remember Life Before...

...the ZIP code?
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ZIP stands for Zone Improvement Plan

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Posted by freddo30 at 3:41 pm (PDT) on Wed April 20, 2016   
Zone Improvement Plan. I wondered how adding a bunch more numbers was an improvement. I lived in Akron 13 and had phone number UNiversity4-xxxx.
Posted by Alan at 7:33 am (PDT) on Wed October 24, 2012   
You know you are old if you can remember what a postal zone was. Of course you are also getting old if you know what a dial tone is.
Posted by Frankie at 1:17 am (PST) on Sat December 18, 2010   
Larger cities used "zone numbers".
Posted by Max at 6:49 pm (PDT) on Sun May 24, 2009   
Does anyone else remember the Post Office commercial introducing the Zip Code, with Ethel Merman singing Zippity Do Dah?

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