Monday, 13 October 2008

25 years of commercial mobile phone use in the USA

Today, 13th October, is the 25th anniversary of the first commercial mobile phone call in the USA. (Well, on a cellular network, anyway). Back in 1983, the president of Ameritech Mobile Communications called the grandson of Alexander Graham Bell in Germany using a Motorola DynaTAC 8000X. Incidentally, the first-ever public mobile phone call was made in April 1973... and the UK's first commercial call was in January 1985. [CTIA press release]

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