Bell Ad: Good Neighbors (Jul, 1936)
When was the last time you actually went to a telephone office to set up service? Nowadays people just call. Of course I could see how that would be difficult if you didn’t have a phone. Also, when was the last time you went into a service office and someone actually had a desk you could sit at? Now it would probably be a person behind a lexan shielded counter.
The Bell System serves the whole country, yet it remains close to the people. The people use it. Their savings built it. “It belongs to Main Street.”
The 270,000 employees of the Bell System live and work in your neighborhood and in similar neighborhoods in every section of the country. They are good neighbors. Thousands of times each day and night their activities bring friendly aid to those in need.
To every oneâ€”to the newly-weds, to the man in the grand house on the hill or the little lady with the shawlâ€”the Bell System offers the same full measure of service.
And seeks to do it always with courtesy and sympathetic understandingâ€” in the manner of a friend.
BELL TELEPHONE SYSTEM