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First public video phone. New York, 1964

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Old photo of first public video phone

Bell presented Picturephone at the New York World Fair and in Disneyland California. A commercial service started in June 1964 from three cities: New York, Washington, D.C. and Chicago.  But Picturephone didn`t became popular mostly because of extremely high prices for the call. For example three minute video call from New York to Washington cost about $120 if counting in today’s money.

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