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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:35 PM

14. Long distance phone calls are cheaper because of infrastructure

there were no fibre backbones and VOIP in the '50's; everything had to go over circuit-switched copper. There were literally only a limited number of long-distance call routing lines available because of the circuit-switched infrastructure. If you're already paying for Internet (or happen to be near a wi-fi hotspot) you don't even need to make a long distance call anymore; you can use Skype or something similar for free.

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