The first time you saw someone using a cell phone?

  1. Pamela Kinnaird W profile image87
    Pamela Kinnaird Wposted 5 years ago

    Can you remember the first time you saw someone using a cell phone and what your impression was?

  2. Rafini profile image87
    Rafiniposted 5 years ago

    The first time I saw someone using a cell phone, they were still called cellular phones and came in a portable box the size of a shoe box - complete with a cord attaching the receiver to the portable box!  It looked something like this:


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    1. recommend1 profile image71
      recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I was the first person I personally ever saw with a cellphone - I was approached to trial it and mine was similar to this photo, although I remember that the battery was bigger.  My business was all over the country and this was marketed as a car phone (that only worked in a few cities and popular stretches of motorway) that I could unplug and take with me.  When I had on-site meetings I had to take someone with me to carry the phone !  However, being pretty much instantly available with call-forwarding from my office land-line phone, it paid for itself in instant emergency contract work in the first week I had it.

 
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