Social, Frivolous

The founders of the trans-Atlantic telephone service expected that their income would come largely from business men who want things done efficiently, and in a hurry. But, last week, Frank Baldwin Jewett, vice president of the American Telephone & Telegraph Co., president of the Bell Telephone Laboratories, revealed that 43% of the trans-Atlantic phone calls have been of a social or frivolous nature, that 28% were miscellaneous, human interest calls, that 25% were business calls between bankers and brokers, that only 1% were between newspapermen.


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