"Essentially it gives you the power of a super operator. You seize a tandem with this top button (he presses the top button with his index finger and the blue box emits a high-pitched cheep), and like that (cheep goes the blue box again) you control the phone company's long-distance switching systems from your cute little Princess phone or any old pay phone. And you've got anonymity.
An operator has to operate from a definite location: the phone company knows where she is and what she's doing. But with your beeper box, once you hop onto a trunk, say from a Holiday Inn 800 (toll-free) number, they don't know where you are, or where you're coming from, they don't know how you slipped into their lines and popped up in that 800 number. They don't even know anything illegal is going on. And you can obscure your origins through as many levels as you like. You can call next door by way of White Plains, then over to Liverpool by cable, and then back here by satellite. You can call yourself from one pay phone all the way around the world to a pay phone next to you.
And you get your dime back too."
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