Transforming from Conventional Telephone to Cell Phone

Communication equipment transmits or receives information over a distance by electrical or electromagnetic medium; they support wireless and wire-lined communications between wireless or wire-lined communication devices. After the land line conventional telephone, cellular or mobile communication networks are rapidly becoming a primary infrastructure for enabling communication in today’s society.

History of Telephone

Alexander Graham Bell is known as the father of telephone. Early telephones were leased in pairs to subscribers and the subscriber was required to put up his own line to connect with another. They were technically diverse, some were dynamic and some used liquid transmitters which soon went out of use. Early telephones were locally powered. In 1876, the invention of telephone evolved along with the technology of the time. The image of an old crank wall phone generally comes to mind when thinking about an antique telephone.


There was not only an evolution in the instruments but many different manufacturers produced various styles and certain uniqueness to their wall and desk telephones. The uniqueness of the old telephones has become very attractive and many people have found these to be interesting collectable’s. This was the short history of telephone. Now we will move to the history of cell phones.

History of Cell Phones

The history of cell phones can be traced back to two-way radios permanently installed in vehicles such as taxicabs, railroad trains, police cruisers and the like. In today’s world, most people communicate through cellular phones. Cell phones were rare fifteen years ago. It took 37 years in total for cellular phone service to become commercially accessible in the US alone. The first official cell phone was used by the Swedish police in 1946. According to the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, over 60 million customers have cellular phones today, even though wireless service was just invented nearly 50 years ago.

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Dr. Mahlon Loomis of Virginia, a dentist may have been the first person to communicate through wireless via the atmosphere in 1865. In 1973, Dr. Cooper had set up a base station in New York with the first working prototype of a cellular telephone. Cell phones were introduced in public in 1977 and cell phone testing began. The year 1988 changed many of the technologies that had become typical in the past.

The newest generation of wireless communications systems allows greater bandwidth and opens the way to increased data-over-wireless solutions. Nowadays, almost everyone has cell phones because it makes communication faster and easier. Today’s features on cell phones are just the beginning and more technological advances in the coming years is expected.

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