17 October 2009

Call Me



From The Age on this day in 1946:

Calling the Atlantic

After a lapse of six war years it is again possible for a person in Australia to speak to a person on board the Queen Mary, the Queen Elizabeth or the Aquatania [sic] while crossing the Atlantic Ocean. The restoration of this radio-telephone service was announced yesterday by the Postmaster-General (Senator Cameron, who said that the minimum charge would be £4 10/, plus 1/ in the pound exchange, based on £1 10/ a minute. The service would be available daily except Sunday at the following times, 5:15 to 7:15 and from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., Eastern standard time.

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