Remember when toll calls used to be reserved for matters of great moment and overseas calls were even rarer?
Not only were those overseas conversations rare, they were stilted because of the delay between the person at one end of the call speaking and the words reaching the listener at the other end.
Now it is both easier and cheaper to speak to people almost anywhere in the world.
Technological improvements have improved the quality and dropped the cost of calls.
Chats with family and friends who live in other places no longer have to wait for life’s big moments nor do they break most budgets.
Today we chatted to people in Auckland and Argentina as easily and at no greater cost than if they were in our neighbourhood.
Tonight I’m grateful for the ease and relative low cost of phone calls, domestic and international.