A handy little inflation calculator says $12 of 1965 dollars would be equivalent to $101.16 in 2021.
International long distance: You can telephone all over the world…
Today, you can reach 182 countries or areas of the world by telephone. It’s the quick, convenient, personal way to keep in touch.
And the cost is low. For only $12, plus tax, for the first three minutes, you can call almost anywhere in the world. The rate for the first overseas call, from New York to London in 1927, was $75.
Whenever you want to keep in touch with anyone — telephone. It’s the next best thing to being there.
Long Distance & international phone calls via ATT/Bell System (1967)
Today you can call 96.8% of the world’s telephones — for business or pleasure. And the cost is low.
Since the first overseas call in 1927, the Bell System, in cooperation with foreign telephone agencies, has pioneered the development of today’s worldwide telephone network. This network consists of radio facilities, undersea cables, and communications satellites.
Whenever you want to keep in touch with anyone — call Long Distance. It’s the next best thing to being there.