Believe it or not, most people in the world do not have telephones in their homes.
For example, according to the World Bank, only one of every five people in Russia has a phone line.
If you lived there, you’d have to wait an average of five years to get phone service.
The wait is even longer in many African, Middle Eastern, and Eastern European countries.
Governments and phone companies in these countries are still in the process of expanding phone service, which takes a great deal of time and money.