The History Of Cell Phones

Even though many people today own a cell phone, few know of its history. Cell phones are arguably one of the greatest inventions since the creation of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell over 100 years ago. To understand the history of cell phones, it is first important to go over the history of the telephone.

The telephone was a revolutionary invention for its time. It allowed people to quickly communicate over very long distances. You no longer had to write to your friends or family and wait long periods of time in order to get a response. It was possible to call people over for dinner, or call your supervisor to let them know that you would be late. During emergencies you could make phone calls to the police or fire department. News and information traveled quickly once the telephone reached mainstream use.

However, there were problems with telephones. Once you aren't near them it is difficult to communicate with people who are long distances away. If you were driving in a remote area and your car broke down, you would have to walk miles before you could find a payphone or someone who would allow you to use their phone. There was no guarantee that you would find either. With the invention of the cell phone, all of these problems are solved. The very first cell phone was designed in 1947, though the foundation for its design had been laid down much earlier by Michael Faraday.

Re searchers at the time realized that by using miniature cells they could increase the range of the phone. By 1973, Dr. Martin Cooper of Motorola made the first phone call using a mobile phone. Motorola was also the first company to design mobile phones which could be used outside of a vehicle. The first system for cell phones was designed by Bell Labs and Motorola in 1977. About 2000 people were chosen from the public to test the effectiveness of the system. The first system was installed in Tokyo by 1979. Ironically, Tokyo continues to be the leader of cell phone technology and has more users than any other place in the world.

Despite this, the FCC wouldn't allow cell phones to be used by the public until 1992, nearly thirteen years later. It wouldn't be until the end of the 1990s before the vast majority of the population begin using them. Today, cell phones are more advanced than ever before. They are able to take photos, play games, and even record video. Despite the advances made by them, there have also been some problems.

The service cost associated with using these phones can be high, especially if you don't use your minutes properly. Cell phones can also go off in the movie theater or at other places where it is supposed to be quiet, and this can be a source of annoyance. Some people also use their cell phones to take unwanted photos of others. Despite this, cell phone technology continues to advance, especially with the advent of SmartPhones.