Alexander Graham Bell Speeches & Audio

First Telephone Call Sent Around the World

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First Telephone Call Sent Around the World

(3 min) tv-pg

On April 15, 1935, in the Long Lines Building at 32 Sixth Avenue in New York City, W.S. Gifford and T.G. Miller of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company take part in a historic phone call. While they are speaking on the phone from offices just 50 feet apart, the call is transmitted over a telephone circuit that stretches approximately 23,000 miles around the world.