The First Cell Phone Call Was an Epic Troll

The First Cell Phone Call Was an Epic Troll

April 24 — In the 1960s and early ’70s, if you wanted to make a phone call, you did so from a device wired to the telephone grid. When AT&T launched their cellular system for car phones, Dr. Martin “Marty” Cooper and his team at Motorola decided to build a truly wireless mobile phone, a handheld device that would truly free consumers to communicate on the go. (Video by Jim Fabio, additional footage AT&T Archives & History Center)

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50 Comments

  1. Tim Ngim on October 22, 2021 at 7:36 am

    Now my cellphone has replaced my wallet most of the time

  2. Abhishek, on October 22, 2021 at 7:36 am

    👍

  3. Vijay Kannan on October 22, 2021 at 7:38 am

    U are the person who make our life faster thank you very much

  4. carlos the gachatuber on October 22, 2021 at 7:38 am

    I want to get this phone while I go up

  5. Kevin Harrison on October 22, 2021 at 7:41 am

    Portable doesn’t mean freedom it means enslavement. You are ALWAYS available.

  6. Aaron Daniel L. Isles on October 22, 2021 at 7:41 am

    1g phone. It is very big.

  7. carlos the gachatuber on October 22, 2021 at 7:41 am

    I like the iPhone 12 pro Max

  8. Ak47 on October 22, 2021 at 7:41 am

    thanks to this man i can type here

  9. Night Admin on October 22, 2021 at 7:41 am

    in the 60s: Car phone is the revolution.
    today 2021: law enforce to not to use phone while driving.

  10. Martin Cowling on October 22, 2021 at 7:43 am

    Wonder if the thief’s would still pinch these today as today’s phones seem to take over people’s social lifes, jobs, and health.

  11. Robert hales Kellerman on October 22, 2021 at 7:47 am

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  12. Jen Lucero on October 22, 2021 at 7:51 am

    Yeaaaa drive and talk. Great idea lol

  13. MrBabylon on October 22, 2021 at 7:52 am

    This video contradicts itself, AT&T did all the hard work by designing and building the infrastructure then going on to build the first Cell phones but their mistake was to stop at car sized phones instead of miniaturizing the device further.

    Then along comes Motorola and takes all the credit by being the first to miniaturize existing devices. 3 months to build the prototype means they didn’t invent anything, they didn’t design anything from scratch, all they did was to take what others have already done and assemble it in one package, that’s all anyone can do in 3 months and on a limited budget.

    This is exactly what Apple did with the iPhone, took other people’s ideas and packaged them in one device with most being from Nokia. I remember seeing a mobile phone from Sharp several years before the iPhone, very few buttons with a big long screen taking nearly the entire front face and a flip hard transparent cover to protect it.

  14. Akib Edit's on October 22, 2021 at 7:52 am

    Just admit this wasnt on your recomended list, you searched for it

  15. Ale Kafeel on October 22, 2021 at 7:54 am

    Why this man made phone😭

  16. Davey on October 22, 2021 at 7:54 am

    1:12 Ah yes, car telephones. Would’ve been the absolute worst idea in the history of bad ideas. Can you imagine how many car crashes this would’ve caused?

  17. Carlos Gavino on October 22, 2021 at 7:57 am

    That must have been hard to lose can spot the large grey mass anywhere in the house

  18. Herlock Sholmes on October 22, 2021 at 7:57 am

    1970 : car phone is mobile phone
    2020 : wait that’s illegal

  19. Fatima Bazzal on October 22, 2021 at 7:58 am

    Martin cooper is inventor

  20. George Michigan on October 22, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Crazy how people back in the day people drove around with those big ass phones and now they’re telling us not to use our cellphones while driving.

  21. Wilfredo Rodriguez on October 22, 2021 at 8:01 am

    This man literally fuck up the world

  22. Indygenous on October 22, 2021 at 8:02 am

    In 2020
    Hey guess where im calling you from.
    From phone booth. Yeah a real phone booth

  23. Evo on October 22, 2021 at 8:03 am

    it never occurred to me that people waiting for a phone call would have had to cancel plans if they were expecting a phone call during the day

  24. Mojo Jeinxs on October 22, 2021 at 8:03 am

    Miss my old flip phone. Stayed charged for days. Dropped it on cement it wouldn’t break. Finally in 2016 I had to buy a smart phone because my flip phone being held together with duct tape just died.

  25. Tanel Murd on October 22, 2021 at 8:03 am

    Rotary cell phone was invented long before diz, i think somewhere in 1960’s

  26. Kevin Barango on October 22, 2021 at 8:04 am

    thanks to you we were able to advance cellphone

  27. Jesús Parrado Alameda on October 22, 2021 at 8:04 am

    📱😋

  28. lmfd7373 on October 22, 2021 at 8:05 am

    These were so expensive not everyone could afford one .. or you had to rent them .. my cousin had a cellphone in the 80s i thought that was the most cool thing ! Didnt get my 1st cellphone until 2001, funny story i have a modern cellphone (iphone 12) but same number of 20 almost 21 years now lol.. 1st phone was an old Motorola had to use the car lighter to charge lol

  29. Prakash M on October 22, 2021 at 8:09 am

    Superb awesome

  30. JEE Student on October 22, 2021 at 8:11 am

    This idiot gave rise to smartphones that are distracting and changed the society.

  31. KRISHNA GYAAN on October 22, 2021 at 8:14 am

    Troller is dead by now. .

  32. Fell Man on October 22, 2021 at 8:14 am

    This wasn’t trolling this was FLEXING.

  33. Mohammad Raja on October 22, 2021 at 8:15 am

    Thank you sir I am Indian

  34. Akib Edit's on October 22, 2021 at 8:16 am

    Motorola

  35. BR NOOB on October 22, 2021 at 8:18 am

    I’m watching this video on the first mobile phone! ^_^

  36. Engineer's Freshly Brewed Coffe on October 22, 2021 at 8:18 am

    So is he the founder of "the" cellphone?

  37. Milad Emjay on October 22, 2021 at 8:19 am

    *the day we fked humanity*

  38. Foofy Foofer on October 22, 2021 at 8:19 am

    Lol somebody at Bloomberg was feeling old. I wouldn’t even use troll to describe that encounter….certainly not epic. More like “boomberg”

  39. Killdeer Periland on October 22, 2021 at 8:19 am

    no it wasnt

  40. FREEDOM on October 22, 2021 at 8:19 am

    you can beat up anyone by cell phone

  41. Joe on October 22, 2021 at 8:20 am

    Some Guy: I need cell phone but I’m allergic to lithium, do you have something with car battery chemistry?
    Motorolla:

  42. MYC on October 22, 2021 at 8:24 am

    RIP

  43. Le Bowe on October 22, 2021 at 8:25 am

    WRONG… YOUR A THIEF WHO STOLE THE INVENTION OF A BRILLIANT SOVIET MAN NAMED LEONID KUPRYANOVICH. You may have heard that, according to history, the first mobile phone was invented by Motorola and was introduced in 1973. But in Russia they had already been working for years with those sort of devices. In fact, it is credited that the father of mobile phones was the Russian engineer Leonid Ivanovich Kupriyanovich, who began investigating with radio waves in 1955.

    A surprising fact, and not very much remembered, is that in 1957 he had succeeded in creating a "phone" device with a 30-kilometer reach which worked with batteries. But his greatest invention was the "Altai", a phone the size of today smartphones, which allowed user to call other "Altai", phone booths or conventional telephone landlines. It went on sale in 1963. So mobile phones existed in the Soviet Union ten years before the introduction of the "first mobile phone" from Motorola!

  44. ATCRyderX© on October 22, 2021 at 8:25 am

    People walking by like "Wow! They’re interviewing a Time Traveler!" Not sure if we should praise this man and hang him – Someone is to blame but maybe not him.

  45. Justin Krann on October 22, 2021 at 8:25 am

    It be even better if we didn’t need anything.

  46. Sachin Bharti on October 22, 2021 at 8:27 am

    Freedom

  47. carlos the gachatuber on October 22, 2021 at 8:28 am

    And I want to get this phone why

  48. yoitsjonathan on October 22, 2021 at 8:29 am

    What you mean a radio

  49. Asking Why is Free on October 22, 2021 at 8:29 am

    cellphone, a way to make people get tired of each other fast!

  50. Ted Fulcrum on October 22, 2021 at 8:30 am

    And here I am watching the history of the first cell phone on a cell phone

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