You may not remember any form of communication prior to the iPhone, but it took a long time, and multiple inventions, to get there. In 6000 B.C., drums were relied upon to send long-distance messages, with sounds traveling up to 100 MPH!


When Samuel Morse first invented the telegraph, he had no way to imagine what it would evolve into. Today, we rely on long-distance calling like it’s a third arm. The innovations and technology that have taken place over the years have shaped our communication for the better, there’s not doubt about it.


From smoke signals and carrier pigeons to switchboard operators and car phones, long-distance will never be the same again. The only question now is – what next?

The History of Long Distance Calling

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