You’ll Never Guess How Much E.T.’s Phone Call Home Would Cost
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In honor of “E.T. the Extra- Terrestrial” celebrating its 40th anniversary, the website TollFreeForwarding.com figured out how much it would cost E.T. to literally “phone home.”
The answer is: $76 QUADRILLION
Here’s how they did the math, using AT&T call data… So E.T. is three million lightyears from his home planet. That’s 17 quintillion miles away.
So at a rate of $0.004 a mile for a 10 minute call from California, that comes out to $76 quadrillion dollars.
It’s actually $76,424,516,944,816,700 but that’s TOO complicated to even try to say.
So how much is $76 quadrillion?
To put it in perspective, it’s the whole world’s total phone bill for 25,000 years or 20 million times the net worth of director Steven Spielberg or 117 trillion brand new iPhones.