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Hannah 14-04-2006 11:34 PM

Who was THE original network?
 
Lets go back to the history of cell phones. What was the first network you had ever heard of? I think it was probably Sprint for me, they used to have commercials all the time!

kingkong118 15-04-2006 11:07 PM

I believe it was AT & T that were the first company to set up frequencies to allow mobile phones to be used back in 1947. :) However then it only allowed 2 way radios, since what we call mobile phones now can call a ny phone in the world. :)

pjanaway 15-04-2006 11:10 PM

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Originally Posted by kingkong118
I believe it was AT & T that were the first company to set up frequencies to allow mobile phones to be used back in 1947. :) However then it only allowed 2 way radios, since what we call mobile phones now can call a ny phone in the world. :)


1947, that was a long long time ago. LOL, i didn't think they had that kind of technology back in those days.

Mike C 16-04-2006 6:05 PM

Neither did I, but WWII did create many oppurtunities for technological advancements. I would've never guessed mobile phones were one of them.

kingkong118 16-04-2006 8:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike C
Neither did I, but WWII did create many oppurtunities for technological advancements. I would've never guessed mobile phones were one of them.


Yup, alot of technologys that we use now and take for granted, people thing were invented recently, but many things were invented years and years ago.

phonetic 18-04-2006 3:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Hannah
Lets go back to the history of cell phones. What was the first network you had ever heard of? I think it was probably Sprint for me, they used to have commercials all the time!


Mine was Sprint also, i haven't heard much of them recently. It's mostly been verizon and cingular.

vicki2 18-04-2006 7:27 AM

The first 'mobile' phone I ever used was a rental from Hertz cars ...it was a huge black box (about a foot tall and six inches wide!). The receiver was connected to the box by a cord and it was a pain to work, but I thought it was soooo cool then!

burfi 18-04-2006 4:39 PM

Airtel in my country, otherwise AT&T

Michael311 19-04-2006 12:10 AM

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Originally Posted by vicki2
The first 'mobile' phone I ever used was a rental from Hertz cars ...it was a huge black box (about a foot tall and six inches wide!). The receiver was connected to the box by a cord and it was a pain to work, but I thought it was soooo cool then!


I remember when those kitchen appliances were the rage:D

Tomcat7194 19-04-2006 8:12 PM

I think that Bell Telephone had the first one, way back in the 50s. Again, they were more like walkie talkies than the phones that we think of today.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_phones
Tom

ebittner 20-04-2006 12:27 AM

I would have to also say that the first cell phone company that I heard of was Sprint. I have no idea if they were the first.

easyG 21-04-2006 10:13 PM

I guess we will be suprised when the first mobile phones were used - when you consider the internet was in use in the 60's I wouldnt be suprised if mobile phones of some sort were used in the 40s.

Karl 22-04-2006 4:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Tomcat7194
I think that Bell Telephone had the first one, way back in the 50s. Again, they were more like walkie talkies than the phones that we think of today.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_phones
Tom


I think you are right. Though it might be AT&T (Cingular now) since they have been around for an awful long time.

Apoclypse 22-04-2006 4:08 AM

Well you never know for sure. For all we know it could be AOL or Microsoft! You would have to ask the person who invented the cell phone.

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Ankush tiwari 21-02-2017 6:10 AM

Ya sprint was the first cell phone ....I also heared the same things about sprint ...

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