Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West Milford, NJ, USA
Re: Cell phones in the 60's?
Wow, you guys make me feel old... You don't even remember that the cellular phones started out in mid-80's!
Prior to that, there were "mobile" phones, working on a very different principle and effectively unavailable to general public. Very large in size, as the other posters said.
By about 1985 we had one of the first "cellular" telephones, an affair the size of a professional CB-rig, that cost us about $3000.
Those days the coverage started out so sparsely that you were able to roam between competitors' nets, in our area NYNEX (remember?) and Metro One (remember?). Cannot do that now with their descendants, Verizon and ATT Wireless.
Robert in Northern NJ
'09 R12GS, '08 R12RT, '03 R1150RT, '01 F650GS - time to thin the herd?
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