When was the first long distance (trans atlantic) phone call?
#27905. Asked by samiam. (Feb 10 03 1:44 AM)
Both are correct in their own right, depends on the definition you care to pick. |
The 1927 call was achieved using a radio link.(using a conventional handset??)
The 1956 call was through the 1st cable to be laid under the ocean.
Given that the meaning of telephone is:
Tele - at or over a distance, distant - from Greek - tele = far
Phone - sound - from the Greek - phone = sound, voice
Then surely this happened in 1903 (if not 1901 - test transmission)
On January 18, 1903 the first public, two-way wireless communication between Europe and America occurred, and the dream of worldwide communication became reality.
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