National Geographic : 1927 Aug
The Traveler's Telephone An Advertisement of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company AMERICANS are the greatest travelers in the world. They have knit the country together o-a °'OCIAT by steel rails and made it the largest and most prosperous business com munity the world has ever seen. Busi ness, friendship and political solidarity are maintained by personal touch, by travel and the telephone. Wherever the business man goes in this country, be it thirty miles or three thousand, he is still within earshot of his office, his family and his friends. He can get them and they can get him, and for the longest call in the United States the day rate is only $12 and the night rate is only $8. %a For the Bell Telephone Sys S ter is an idea in force nation ally. All the instruments are designed in the largest industrial labo ratory in the world and made in the same factories to the one standard of fitness. All of the telephone builders, repairers and operators are trained to the same ideal and aim; stated by President Walter S. Gifford as: "A telephone service for the nation, so far as humanly possible free from imperfections, errors or delays, and enabling at all times anyone anywhere to pick up a telephone and talk to any one else anywhere else, clearly, quickly and at a reasonable cost."