The era of STD callsThe current growing generation will never understand the pain we took to make STD calls. I was in a hostel and whenever I needed to call my parents, I needed to go to the phone booth and then to place myself at the end of the huge queue of students already there waiting for their turn. After a long wait, when your turn comes, you try the phone number with your finger crossed because many times you might receive a reply saying, "All lines to the route are busy, kindly try after some time". Finally, if it gets connected, you can talk very limited as the booth meter used to run very fast with the speed of per second. This was the biggest pain I had during my hostel days.
At home, I have seen my father making STD calls to relatives during late-night because those late-night hours were having low call tariffs.
Now we do no even think before making a call and the video calling has come up as a boon for us. We can call friends, parents, cousins and relatives and can talk face to face at no additional cost. Yesterday night, I thought of calling my mother and was still thinking to make a call or not, and my son said, "kya Mumma aap itna sochate ho! Just make a call na!". In the field of telecommunication, the era has completely changed now.
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