"It is not reasonable that people who use the telephone rarely have to pay the same telephone charges as those who use it frequently." This proposal for the frequency rate system to eliminate the irrationality of the flat rate provoked an instant outcry from big users such as newspaper publishing companies and news agencies, who claimed that the frequency rate system would hinder the development of communications media. In the end, the frequency rate system was introduced in the Taisho Era. This is a cartoon in the magazine "Tokyo Pack."This shows clearly how radical the objection was.