The First Ever Public Mobile Phone Call
The first ever public call from a mobile phone was actually made a whole ten years before any mobile phone was commercially available. Martin Cooper, a senior engineer at Motorola, made history when he called a rival telecommunications company and informed them that he was speaking from a mobile phone. The call was actually made with a prototype of their DynaTAC model – the first handheld mobile phone on the market, which was released a whole ten years later.
Technically, there were mobile phones before this; the history of mobile phones actually goes back to 1908 when a patent was issued in Kentucky for a ‘wireless telephone’. Saying that, this sort of ‘mobile phone’ was more like a two-way radio than the phones that we’re familiar with today.