Did you know that it has been more than 40 years since the first phone call was made?
That's how it all started back in the years, bringing us today's cell phones with 4G LTE connectivity that often outpaces that of your home Internet (but boy, do those data limits still hurt) and with phones that can communicate with satellites, nailing our location with great precision. What will the future bring? The times of net neutrality and the very essence of the Internet and mobile is challenged every day, so only time can tell, but in the meantime, we can take action to prevent those freedoms, and hope for the next big thing in technology.
4. Jinto (Posts: 403; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)
[Apple will now want to buy the graves of those awesome people to patent phones and sue Samsung.]
Chill haters, that is a joke.
12. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
This year Martin Cooper was in my country in "Login 2014" conference:
In my opinion Martin Cooper should get more attention than Steve Jobs. Martin Cooper is a real visionist and inventor while Steve Jobs was just a good markeding specialist and today Steve Jobs is just a Apple promotional face.
16. Ninetysix (Posts: 1669; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Are you posting from your calculator broski? You can thank Steve Jobs for your personal computer.
22. Ninetysix (Posts: 1669; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
I don't drink alcohol and the last time I did drugs (weed) was almost 20 years ago. Thanks for the concern though.
26. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Go get some knowledge instead of talking nonsenses:
23. stealthd (Posts: 979; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
Yeah, that's not really historically accurate. Jobs and his work at Apple made computers affordable and accessible to the average person, and still is a big influence in how we use computers and smartphones today. I don't really want to say anything negative about Martin Cooper, but if he hadn't made the first cellular phone call, someone else would have soon after.
25. Ninetysix (Posts: 1669; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
PAU is posting from his abacus. He doesn't use personal computers.
27. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Nor Apple invented computer.
Nor Apple made first personal computer.
Nor Apple was first who start selling personal computers.
"I don't really want to say anything negative about Martin Cooper, but if he hadn't made the first cellular phone call, someone else would have soon after."
Why don't you use this logic when you are talking about Apple?
15. techperson211 (Posts: 709; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)
I think the article title should change to 1st call ever made to a cellular phone. We all know who invented the telephone (landline) . Just saying but respect to this inventor.
5. N-fanboy (Posts: 538; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)
Respect to that guy for thinking outside the box.
6. Scott93274 (Posts: 1315; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
Everyone say "Thank you" to Motorola. lol.
8. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1263; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
That Motorola died years ago, unofficially, and three years ago, officially. The minute you get bought and sold off in pieces, your history dies with you.
10. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3608; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
My moto G laughs at your comment, LOL.
32. sip1995 (Posts: 927; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
I think Lenovo bought Motorola, is that right ?
7. sip1995 (Posts: 927; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
And Nokia introduced the GSM network in Europe long time ago.
9. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3608; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Woo-hoo we have a typical nokia boy here.
30. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1025; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Woo-Hoo we have a blind basher here !
i'm pretty sure the president of finland was the 1st person to ever make a GSM call can't remember what year !
11. OldNorseBruin (Posts: 211; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)
MOTOROLA can be correctly called the CREATOR of the cell phone...And a Big "THANK YOU" to Dr. Cooper, the Tech-master @ MOTOROLA...BUT, what now? Is MOTOROLA/LENOVO even coming out with a Flagship phone with terrific specs this year that can compete with LG, Samsung, HTC, or Sony?
C'mon Motorola make Dr. Cooper proud...AND we'll gladly support great MOTOROLA cell phones again!
13. Augustine (Posts: 777; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
Decades later, the US are still playing catch up: http://goo.gl/nn4icp
20. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1798; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
So you're comparing adoption of a tech standard to invention of something like the cell phone from nothing but a person's ideas? Yeah that's exactly the same.
18. spasticpat (Posts: 72; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)
The title is kind of misleading. It should say the first phone call on a cell phone, not just the first phone call. Though obviously it has been more than 40 years since the first ever phone call too:
The First Telephone Call
March 10, 1876
What were the first words ever spoken on the telephone? They were spoken by Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, when he made the first call on March 10, 1876, to his assistant, Thomas Watson: "Mr. Watson--come here--I want to see you." What would you have said?
19. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1798; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
I think everyone recalls that, we learn about it in school, but we never heard of Martin Cooper in school, and I graduated 20 years ago. Besides that, I'm guessing they would've said over 100 years ago, not 40 if they were talking about AGB. PA has yet to review a landline or even a cordless phone, when they say first call, it being a cellular one is a forgone conclusion.
21. SIGPRO (Posts: 497; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)
PA you are misleading people this was the first cell phone call and not the first phone call!
Those are 2 different things, the first phone call was from Alexander Graham Bell!
29. AfterShock (Posts: 2905; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
That'll mess up people using search engines.
Then again, that could be the intended out come.
31. netposer (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Jun 2014)
I'm assuming you meant to say "first cell phone call" and not just the first phone call. But you are correct either way since it has been over 40 years since the first phone call was made.