Long Distance Rates For the Late Seventies and Early Eighties?
March 31, 2012 11:58 AM Subscribe
How much did long distance telephone calls cost in the late 1970s and early 1980s? I'm mainly interested in hearing about rates for the USA but data from other countries would be welcome as well.
posted by jason's_planet to Technology (21 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I grew up in the seventies and eighties and I have this vague memory of long-distance telephone calls -- even to a number in a neighboring state less than ten miles away -- being ridiculously expensive and a VERY BIG DEAL.
I don't remember the exact details, both because it was so damned long ago and because I wasn't very money-conscious at the time.
So how much did long distance telephone calls actually cost back then?
Many thanks in advance.