11/11/1951 The first direct dial long-distance telephone call in North America
First Long-Distance Call - Decades TV Network
AT&T Archives: Dialing the Nation
Direct Distance Dialing
The first direct-dial long-distance telephone call was placed from Mayor M. Leslie Denning of New Jersey to Mayor Frank Osborne of California via At&T's Bell System. The 10 digit call was connected within 18 seconds.
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