11/11/1951 The first direct dial long-distance telephone call in North America
First Long Distance Direct Dialing Telephone Equipment 1951 AT&T; "The Nation at Your Fingertips"
First Long-Distance Call - Decades TV Network
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.