We Finally Know What It Cost E.T. to Phone HomeGermain Lussier11/07/16 7:15pm243EditPromoteGo to permalinkCell phones have done many things to our lives, but one that gets overlooked is erasing the memory of a long distance phone call. Twenty years ago, receiving or making a long distance call was a big deal. And taking that into account, one company has figured out how much it would have cost E.T. to phone home.