It’s a day late, but I couldn’t get a signal.
On 3 April 1973 when Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first mobile telephone call from handheld subscriber equipment, placing a call to Dr. Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs. The prototype handheld phone used by Dr. Cooper weighed 1.1 kg and measured 22.86 cm long, 12.7 cm deep and 4.44 cm wide.. The prototype offered a talk time of just 30 minutes and took 10 hours to re-charge.
My first cellphone was the Uniden bag phone that was in the Pontiac, mounted on the floor between the front seats. I still have it, keeping it as a part of the car’s historic preservation.
Since then I’ve progressed, so to speak, to a Samsung phone with a slide-out keyboard so I can text. I have yet to try or even consider a smartphone.
So, what was your first cellphone and when did you get it? Or are you still wired in?
HT to NTodd.