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History of Cell Phones

A mobile or cellular telephone is, by definition, a long-range, portable electronic device for personal telecommunications over long distances. In laden terms, it is a cordless phone you can carry around in your pocket. This day and age the cell phone, as most have come to refer to it as, is owned by almost everyone. The owners range from elementary school students all the way to senior citizens. Most current mobile phones connect to a cellular network of base stations, or cell sites, which is in turn interconnected to the public switched telephone network, or PSTN. The exception of these would be satellite phones. The history of cell phones doesn't go all that far back in time. Fully automatic cellular networks were first introduced in the early to mid 1980s, known by some as the 1G generation. The first fully automatic mobile phone system was the Nordic Mobile Telephone, or NMT system, introduced in 1981. The cell phone emerged around the same time as the Internet went public. Two widely used devices in this computer run world.

Until the late 1980's, most mobile phones were extremely and were usually permanently installed in vehicles as car phones. With the advance of miniaturization, currently the vast majority of mobile phones are handheld, most small enough to carry around in your pocket. In addition to the standard voice function of a telephone, the latest advancement to the history of cell phones is their capability to support many additional services such as SMS for text messaging, email, packet switching and as of late access to the Internet, and MMS for sending and receiving photos and video. There are so many cell phone dealers in the market now it is easy to find one in your area that will offer you the best service area, at the best price, and last, but not least, the best quality. There are also specialist communication systems related to, but distinct from cell phones, such as Professional Mobile Radio. Mobile phones are also distinct from cordless telephones, which generally operate only within a limited range of a specific base station.