Did you know what is the world record for longest phone call?

Did you know what is the world record for longest phone call?
Today, the average phone conversation last for just a few minutes, and looking at the way trends are developing, we can assume that phone calls are probably going to get even shorter over the coming years. But at the same time, there are still folks who love a healthy chat and can talk on the phone for hours. The people we're going to tell you about belong to the latter group. What's more, they're known to have set some of the lengthiest phone calls that the world has ever seen.

In 2012, Eric R. Brewster and Avery A. Leonard of Harvard University held a phone call for an amazing 46 hours, 12 minutes, 52 seconds, and 228 milliseconds. The two students were not allowed to stop talking for over 10 seconds, but were given the chance to muster their strength back with a 5-minute break for every hour spent on the phone. This was more than just an extraordinarily lengthy chit chat. It was a show - the debut performance art installation of a new students cooperative called the Harvard Generalist. People were allowed to observe the conversation and even interact with Eric and Avery, thus potentially inspiring new topics.

But a few years earlier, in 2009, Sunil Prabhakar went down in history with an even more impressive phone call record of 51 hours. However, he did not have a single call partner while setting the record. He started by calling Dr K. K. Agarwal, a renowned Cardiologist, who later passed the call onto others.

A feat recognized by the Guinness World Records took place in Riga, Latvia, where a phone conversation lasted for a whopping 56 hours and 4 minutes. This happened back in 2012 at an event organized by Tele2 communications and SponsorKing. The record was set by two teams, Kristaps Štãls paired with Patriks Zvaigzne and Leonids Romanovs participating together with Tatjana Fjodorova, who talked about anything from aquariums to social dynamics to mind power.

What is the longest phone call that you've ever had? Let us know down in the comments!



1. nexusdude

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

The timeline doesn't make sense.

2. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Yep, from 2012 to 2009 and back to 2012 again. Anyway my longest is probably 2 hours straight.

4. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

mine was 10 hours ,,, first love that girl with sexy voice and pretty looks made me go on talking the following day for 9 hours what is love.....?

7. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

"pretty looks" and you sat there talking to her on the phone 9 hours? What a waste, man. Mine was only like 3-4 hours max with a girl at the other end of town. Not my first love and it wasn't a relationship, but it was sweet as he!l. I was in middle school back then, lol. Time sure went by fast...

19. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah mine was 12 hrs bored me to death knocked out after the first 15mins hahaha.. Funny thing wake answer hello.. Replies HI whoa cut that out really quick

40. Jordynw2311

Posts: 2; Member since: May 10, 2019

Im on a 20 hour call rn

3. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

a female, a women can go on and on and on talking,

32. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

way to be a chauvinist bud

36. aj2121

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 08, 2017


12. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Poorly written and organized article. Shifts timelines in odd order, and doesn't clearly state which is actually the record. I've noticed with PhoneArena articles you can always just ignore the first paragraph, sometimes even two. They are usually just jibber jabber trying to fill and fluff the article to make it look longer.

20. irfanil

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

haha, agreed! :)

29. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

I think it clearly shows the 3 or 4 longest calls,in order by length of calls. The last one listed is the record.

5. ReaperChief

Posts: 31; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I thought a conversation lasted a whole lot more.. If I put my mind to it I can make a conversation last longer than 2 days..

6. AnukulVcool unregistered

the urge to hold these type of uninspiring records makes me sad

8. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Taking an order while working at a pizza place from some stoned idiot that didn't knows his address or what he wanted, only to find out he wasn't even in our delivery area. Longest 12 minutes of my life.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Longest phone call I've had was over seven hours a few years ago. I have yet to break that record, though I spent four and a half hours the other day with a friend haha.

10. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

9 hours.

13. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

My longest is about 8-10 hours, but that would make my ears sweat. :)

14. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I've never had a call longer than 3 minutes

15. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Very stupid record. You might as well give the "most ridiculously stupid award" for the most retarded personality. Don't know what the conversation could have been or how constructive or productive such could have been.

16. iMemo

Posts: 113; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

30mins. Can't really go more than that.

17. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Only 2 hours.

18. HildyJ

Posts: 338; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Meh. When I worked at a telecom, we dicovered that modem users were regularly making voice calls of over three days. Not many, admittedly, because connections tended to drop. You kids who have no idea what I'm talking about have it easy.

21. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

3 hours and 40 minutes.

22. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

Mine is eight hours..

23. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

mine is about 10mins - this shows that I either have a life or am a boring conversationalist, I'm not sure which. I hope none of the records were set using cell phones: My ear gets toasty after a few minutes - I'd hate to think what 40+ hours would do.

24. ˇಠ_ಠˇ

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Literally at most like 40 minutes. Who talks for hours straight??!!??!!!?

25. GMS85

Posts: 217; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Mine was 11 hours and 39 minutes!

26. boomboom

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

The longest phone call for me was 8hr with a girl who has blocked me on fb now :D lol

27. GMS85

Posts: 217; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

hahahahahahahhahaahahahhahahahahahahahahahaahhaaha​h #dope

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