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2020-09-25 8:35:13 PM  
Wait...farking Crazy Frog made half a BILLION dollars?
 
2020-09-25 9:14:39 PM  
Once upon a time messing with the fine tuning knobs on a UHF TV would get you one half of a mobile phone conversation. Since the broadcast frequency was constantly ramping up and down you needed to be pretty steady on that tuning knob to pick up more than a few words at a time and generally lost the signal when the line went quiet while the other person was speaking.
 
2020-09-25 10:01:07 PM  
All of those Nokias and not once a mention of the Goatse phone.

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2020-09-26 12:03:34 AM  
Article is wrong.  Not only are these mobile but they rely on absolutely no prior infrastructure.

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2020-09-26 12:40:01 AM  
I probably missed the part they talked about the Matrix sliding phone. At the time, that was the coolest phone we had ever seen. It seems quaint now.

And they couldn't even do an extraction from the Matrix with it. I bet they could with an iPhone.
 
2020-09-26 1:40:15 AM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: I probably missed the part they talked about the Matrix sliding phone. At the time, that was the coolest phone we had ever seen. It seems quaint now.

And they couldn't even do an extraction from the Matrix with it. I bet they could with an iPhone.


I still really enjoy that film. I'm so glad there was never a cash-grab sequel to it, it just really ended perfectly and the story was rightly left to the viewer's imagination after Neo hung up the phone.
 
2020-09-26 2:15:52 AM  
Read this and you'll have to ask yourself "what happened to their copy editor?"
 
2020-09-26 3:13:18 AM  
They left out the bit the Nordic countries were given huge amounts of money to build testing facilities that were used to spy on the Russia.

Apparently if you give Sweden a billion dollars to build what looks like mobile phone R&D labs, they build real mobile phone labs.
 
2020-09-26 9:03:13 AM  
I had one of those early Motorola phones, the slightly smaller late-80's brick but still a brick.
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In the days few people had cell phones it taught me that people had two side effects when exposed to cell phone radiation;
First, it would almost instantly convert otherwise professional, normal, run-of-the-mill white people into utter douchebags.
Secondly, the cell phone emissions would attract every police officer in miles to search otherwise normal, run-of-the-mill nonwhite people.
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/Got use to being questioned almost daily. Car searched so many times I lost count. Showing it was a work phone had zero effect.
 
2020-09-26 9:04:58 AM  

Gordon Bennett: All of those Nokias and not once a mention of the Goatse phone.

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2020-09-26 9:38:42 AM  

Gordon Bennett: All of those Nokias and not once a mention of the Goatse phone.

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2020-09-26 2:10:42 PM  
AT&T Archives: Advanced Mobile Phone Service (AMPS), a 1978 film on cell phones
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2020-09-26 2:55:54 PM  
"Read this and you'll never need to ask yourself "what was the first cell phone" ever again "

No subby, the article does now say what was the first cell phone.

I might be missing it but I do not see that information anywhere, mobiles phones are not the same as cell phones, the article itself show they existed long before the invention of cellular networks

FTA: 1973: Dr Martin Cooper general manager at Motorola communications system division made the first public mobile phone call on a device that weighed 1.1Kg.

AFAIK that was the first cell phone call, the article itself does not say. Beside failing to say if it used cell phone technology, it also fails to say what the phone was, we can infer it was from Motorola but there is no mention of the model. I also doubt that it was really a manager that made the first call without an engineer testing it first.
 
2020-09-27 4:11:42 AM  
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