18/10/1892 The first U.S. long distance telephone is opened
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL PHOTO OF OPENING OF THE NEW YORK TO CHICAGO PHONE LINE IN 1892
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AT&T built an interconnected long-distance telephone network that connected New York and Chicago. The phone line could handle only one call at a time. The price was set to $9 for 5 minutes. The very first call was made by Alexander Graham Bell for opening ceremony.