National Geographic : 1927 Apr
The Radiophone's Meaning An Advertisement of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company AN ADVENTURE in communica tion was made last January when transatlantic radio tele- (A phone service was established between New York and London. There had been previous tests and demonstra tions. Nevertheless, the fact that at certain hours daily this service was made available to anyone in these cities from his own telephone, created such public interest that for several days the demands for overseas con nections exceeded the capacity of the service. It was then demonstrated that there was a real use for telephone communi cation between the world's two great est cities. It was further demonstrated S that the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, with the co-operation of the British Post Office, was able to give excellent transmission of speech under ordinary atmospheric conditions. In accord with announcements made at that time, there will be a continued effort to improve the service, extend it to greater areas and insure a greater degree of privacy. It is true that static will at times cause breaks in the ether circuit, but a long step forward has been made towards international telephone com munication and more intimate rela tionship between the United States and Great Britain.