National Geographic : 1913 Dec
The Telephone Doors of the Nation W HEN you lift the Bell Telephone receiver from the hook, the doors of the nation open for you. Wherever you may be, a multitude is within reach of your voice. As easily as you talk across the room, you can send your thoughts and words, through the open doors of Bell Service, into near-by and far-off states and communities. At any hour of the day or night, you can talk instantly, directly with whom you choose, one mile, or a hundred, or two thousand miles away. This is possible because 7,500,000 telephones, in every part of our country, are connected and work to gether in the Bell System to promote the interests of the people within the community and beyond its limits. It is the duty of the Bell System to Make its service universal, giving to everyone the same privilege of talking anywhere at any time. Because as the facilities for direct communication are extended, the people of our country are drawn closer together, and national welfare and contentment are promoted. AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY AND ASSOCIATED COMPANIES One Policy One System Universal Service "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."