Face-to-face calling

Free, John; Stover, Dawn
February 1993
Popular Science;Feb93, Vol. 242 Issue 2, p31
Gives details on two new videophones offered by MCI Communications Corp. and AT&T. Installation and operation; Cost; Limitations.


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