5 years ago, I as an still eager MS suggested to an elder in the congregation, that we arranged phone hook-up's and internet transmission. The elder, who btw was pot and pan with Bethel and lived free of charge in the appartment of our KH, looked at me as I had said something highly suspicious. As I had really bad motives and tried to undermine everything.
It is about control, as always. They, as always, instills bad conscience in those, that tries to use the phone-hookup: "Do you REALLY need to" "Someone may be needing it MORE than you" "In Africa a sister traveled 30 miles, swam across rivers, fougth her way through the jungle, wrestled with lions and ran from gepards, just to attend a meeting by being there in person. Isn't that INSPIRING!!" "What will YOU do to attend meetings in person?" ... and you goes
As always, the witnesses are treated as they were small norty children that needs to be corrected. "If you do not eat your meat, you do not please Jehova and Harmageddon will come an take you!"
I guess GB knows very well, the flock needs their regular hypnosis to not start get the feeling "somethings not quite right here".