National Geographic : 1934 Dec
AMERICA ON THE WIRE AMERICANS get more out of the telephone than any other people in the world. Partly it is because we still have the pioneer qualities. We are restless, inquisitive, ambi tious, sociable, ingenious, en terprising. The telephone is adapted to us and we are adapted to the telephone. But another reason why the aver age American uses the tele phone more is that there are more telephones to use-more than thirteen million in the Bell System alone. And the service is better. There are few persons in this country so isolated that the telephone cannot find them. Your telephone grows in value the more you use it-the more you rely on it to help you through the day's activities. More than 57,000,000 conversations a day are held over Bell System wires. BELL TELEPHONE SYSTEM It takes a telephone system of great size to render quick, reliable service to a great nation.