A Callback To The History Of The Telephone (17 pics + 6 gifs)

Posted in Interesting       16 Sep 2019       1962      

As most of you probably know, it all began back in 1876 when 29-year-old Alexander G. Bell patented the first Telephone.

1887 – The first Coin-Operated Telephone was installed in the Hartford Bank by inventor William Gray.

1890 – The Candlestick Phone remained popular from the 1890s-1930s.

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1915 – A.G. Bell and his former assistant Thomas A. Watson held the first U.S. coast-to-coast long distance telephone call.

1930 – The Rotary Phone

1940s – The Car Phone

1963 – The Push-Button Phone

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1965 – The Trimline Phone

1971 – The very first caller ID prototype, invented by Theodore G. Paraskevakos.

1980s The Portable Phone

1984 – The Mobile Phone

1988 – Motorola introduces The Bag Phone.

Just look at how much fun they’re having!

1989 – The Pocket Phone

1993 – The Smart Phone

Not so smart now, are ya?

1997 – The Cell Phone Computer, although limited, was the first phone with web-access.

2002 – The Mobile Blackberry Phone

2007 – Steve Jobs introduces the very first Touchscreen Phone at the MacWorld Conference in San Francisco.

2019 – iPhone 11 As much as I would like to have a new phone, I can’t justify dropping $1,000 on it while my 5-year old iPhone 6 is still kicking.



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