Today makes it 42 years and 13 days since the first mobile phone call was made.
The call was made by 45 year old Martin Cooper, a Motorola engineer, to his rival, Joel Engel at AT&T’s Bell Labs from the streets of New York City to test the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x that he had been working on at that point in time.
Cooper mentioned that passers-by were stunned at the sight of the cordless brick looking phone – there were no cordless phones in 1973.
Mobile phone calls have evolved since Martin Cooper made that call – from the struggle to create a wireless conversation to seamless video and conference calls.
Thank you Mr. Cooper.