This section is from the book "The Law Of Contracts", by William Herbert Page. Also available from Amazon: Commercial Contracts: A Practical Guide to Deals, Contracts, Agreements and Promises.
A contract which is not required to be in writing or to be proved by writing may be made by telephone.1 Wherever the question of the place where such a contract is made is material there is opportunity for dispute. It has been held that the place at which the offeree is when he accepts by telephone is the place where such contract is made.2
1 England. Byrne v. Van Tienhoven, L. R. 5 C. P. 344.
Scotland. Keir's Trustees v. James, 18 Dunlop 1.
Iowa. Moore v. Pierson, 6 la. 279, 71 Am. Dec. 409.
Massachusetts. Brauer v. Shaw, 168 Mass. 198, 60 Am. St. Rep. 3.87, 46 N. E. 617.
Michigan. Farmers' Handy Wagon Co. v. Newcomb, 192 Mich. 634, 159 N. W. 152.
Sonth Carolina. Burwell v. Chapman, 59 S. Car. 581, 38 S. E. 222.
Washington. Whitman Agricultural Co. v. Strand, 8 Wash. 647, 36 Ac. 682.
2 Watters v. Lincoln, 29 S. D. 98, 135 N. W. 712.
1 Bank v. Sperry Flour Co., 141 Cal. 314, 74 Ac. 855; St. Louis Maple & Oak Flooring Co. v. Knost, - Mo. - , 128 S. W. 532.
2 Bank v. Sperry Flour Co., 141 Cal. 314, 74 Ac. 855.