This week, we look back to 1973, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first mobile phone call, as well as looking to the future, and the evolution of calling and communication.
On 3rd April, 1973, Motorola engineer Martin Cooper made the first-ever mobile phone call on a prototype device called the DynaTAC. Cooper called a rival engineer at Bell Labs, declaring triumphantly, “I’m calling you from a cellular phone, a real handheld portable cellular phone.”
After over a decade in development, and $100M in costs, on 6th March 1983, the DynaTAC 8000X mobile phone launched. The phone had a talk time of just thirty minutes and took ten hours to charge. Consumer demand was strong, and waiting lists were in the thousands, despite the devices being bulky and expensive.
It’s hard to overstate the impact that mobile phones have had on our lives. They have transformed the way we live, work, and play, and have opened up new possibilities and opportunities for people around the world.
Mobile phones have evolved into sleek, powerful smartphones that fit in the palm of our hands. We can now access information from anywhere in the world, communicate with people across the globe, and use apps for everything from ordering food to hailing a ride.
As devices evolve, so does internet infrastructure and software evolution. Traditional telecom services will eventually be replaced by software using the internet as a carrier. So it’s with great excitement that we announce Call.com — one app, fully-featured virtual numbers, for personal or business use. It’s launching soon, so for now, you can get in early, and get notified when we launch: https://www.call.com/#Subscribe
The evolution of mobile communication — lead by Call.com, powered by x-Mobility 🚀🌏