Calzephyr (calzephyr77) wrote in vintage_ads,
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Edmonton Telephones pager commercial with Leonard Nimoy

I'm not sure if this quite meets the contest entry criteria, but it's still fun! No wonder I thought Star Trek was real as a kid when Mr. Spock was hawking pagers on TV :-D

Edmonton Telephones operated for almost 100 years in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, until it was absorbed by TELUS in 1995. EdTel's orange vans were pretty iconic and seen all over town.

In regards to this commercial, I find the closing line "And no one needs to know where you are" rather curious. Perhaps it was a fear back then that pagers could broadcast your location?



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Tags: 1980s, canada, celebrities, communication device
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