If you were around in the 1980s, you no doubt remember long distance phone calls. Back then, for those who were not yet born, we didn’t have the internet or cell phones. One man who owned an employment recruiting agency remembers how expensive it used to be to call long distance calls. His company recruited employees for companies all across the country and he had ten recruiters working for him during this time. He said that long distance calls were his biggest single expense. He spent over $10,000 a month on long distance alone!
It’s hard to believe when you look at just how the internet has changed the world. Today, people can talk online in digital quality sound to anyone, no matter where they are in the world. People can talk for as long as they want and it costs them absolutely nothing but a monthly connection fee, and sometimes not even that. People now also communicate through email, instant message programs, texting and via social sites. There is no doubt about it. Communication is one of many ways that internet service has benefited us.