The ancestor of Skype and FaceTime: the first videophone phone on which it was possible to see each other

The ancestor of Skype and FaceTime: the first videophone phone on which it was possible to see each other

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Today, it is rare to meet a person who does not use Skype or another video calling application. A face-to-face conversation is much more interesting than over the phone. It turns out that modern computer programs are descendants of an unusual videophone phone, which was presented at an International fair in the USA back in 1964. This miracle of technology caused a furor among visitors.

See further how retro Skype looked like in the 1960s.The ancestor of Skype and FaceTime: the first videophone phone on which it was possible to see each otherThe Bell videophone was first demonstrated at the 1964 International Fair in the USA. But it became popular only half a century after its invention.

With the help of the installation, which was located at the Grand Central Terminal station in New York, you could talk to a friend from Chicago or Washington by seeing him on a small screen. To do this, the person who was called had to be in the same special booth in one of these cities and take an incoming call. The price for a three-minute conversation on the miracle of technology was $ 16. Today it is equivalent to $121.

See what the first video call installations looked like in the 1960s.

The ancestor of Skype and FaceTime: the first videophone phone on which it was possible to see each other

The ancestor of Skype and FaceTime: the first videophone phone on which it was possible to see each other

The ancestor of Skype and FaceTime: the first videophone phone on which it was possible to see each other

The ancestor of Skype and FaceTime: the first videophone phone on which it was possible to see each other

The ancestor of Skype and FaceTime: the first videophone phone on which it was possible to see each otherThe ancestor of Skype and FaceTime: the first videophone phone on which it was possible to see each other

The ancestor of Skype and FaceTime: the first videophone phone on which it was possible to see each other

The ancestor of Skype and FaceTime: the first videophone phone on which it was possible to see each other

The ancestor of Skype and FaceTime: the first videophone phone on which it was possible to see each otherThe ancestor of Skype and FaceTime: the first videophone phone on which it was possible to see each other

The ancestor of Skype and FaceTime: the first videophone phone on which it was possible to see each other

The ancestor of Skype and FaceTime: the first videophone phone on which it was possible to see each other

The ancestor of Skype and FaceTime: the first videophone phone on which it was possible to see each other Seeing loved ones when they are at a great distance is no longer a luxury today, but an ordinary thing. More than half a century ago, people had to pay a tidy sum for a long-awaited meeting on the screen. But despite the fact that video calls are now available to everyone, you need to appreciate communication with your family and constantly be in touch with them by phone, so as not to lose your emotional connection in a sea of problems and in everyday haste.

Keywords: 1960s | Skype | Invention | New york | Communication | First | Retro photo | Phone

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