From the November 2019 magazine.

Not costly

In 1966, five AA groups in Wyoming and California found a way to meet over the telephone—priceless!

This is a story of one man’s dream to move AA communication—sharing of strength, hope and experience—up a notch by using the long-distance telephone. And it’s a story of cooperation among large and small groups, in an historic U.S. first: a simultaneous meeting of five AA groups in two states by telephone hookup.

Bob H. of the North Hollywood Group tried out his idea for intergroup telephone meetings early in 1966 when he arranged with the telephone company to connect the Jackson, Wyoming and the Burbank, California groups for an hour and 40 minutes at a total cost of $52.64 for tolls and special equipment.

-- The Editors

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