FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Taking a vacation? Log onto the Internet for travel information. Got a flat tire? Grab the cell phone and call for help. It's your out-of state relative's birthday? Pick up the phone and send a long-distance Happy Birthday greeting.
Telecommunication services are an integral part of our lives today. But how would history have changed if:
Just in time for Independence Day, GTE Communications Corporation (GTECC) and WAJI radio are sponsoring the GTE History Game, which asks Fort Wayne residents to think about how history would be different if telecommunications were part of historical events. It's all part of GTECC's celebration of the introduction of bundled telecommunications services in Indiana.
What Is A "Bundle?"
A bundle is a package of telecommunications services. GTECC, a subsidiary of GTE, offers competitively-priced bundles designed to meet the telecommunication needs of customers. The basic bundle includes local and long distance telephone service and two calling features such as call waiting and caller ID. Customers may add wireless, Internet, and paging services to the bundle as well. All services are provided by from GTECC for a flat rate and appear on one monthly bill.
The Bundle And History: What If?
From July 5 through July 30, everyone who logs onto WAJI-FM's web site at www.waji.com and answers the questions to GTE's History Game will get a complimentary GTE Long Distance calling card just for playing.
At a recent meeting of the Allen County/Fort Wayne Historical Society, members pondered the changes telecommunications services could have brought:
Fort Wayne Grabs National Spotlight!
--Joy Poole, Director, Fort Wayne Old City Hall Historical Museum
--Jack Wells, Fort Wayne resident
WAJI radio will broadcast some of the submitted stories throughout the month. And in celebration of Fort Wayne's own history, GTE Communications Corporation is donating money to the Old City Hall Historical Museum.
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