|The once-disappearing phone call is making a comeback
AT&T, which owns CNN, reported that from mid-March to May 1, wireless voice calls peaked at 44% above typical levels and Wi-Fi calling more than doubled.
Other telecom services noticed the same thing.
At the height of the pandemic in March, Verizon was reporting an average of 800 million wireless calls each weekday. That’s nearly double the number of calls made on Mother’s Day, typically the busiest call day of the year. This Mother’s Day, calls were up almost 10% compared to the holiday last year.
Both companies also report that call duration is up, meaning that people are staying on the phone longer… [Continue Reading]