When Were Cell Phones First Used?

1996The First Flip Phone (1996) The StarTAC, created by Motorola in 1996, was the phone that started the whole revolution of flip phones.

Most people college age or older probably had some sort of flip phone in their life before the iPhone was introduced..

What year did cell phones become available to the public?

1984First commercial cellphone A decade after Cooper made that first call, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission approved Motorola’s DynaTAC phone for public use. In 1984, the first DynaTACs became available for consumers.

1980sOriginally Answered: What year did cell phones become popular? Technology for mobile phones was first developed in the 1940s but it was not until the mid 1980s that they became widely available. By 2011, it was estimated in the United Kingdom that more calls were made using mobile phones than wired devices.

How long have cell phones been around?

The first mobile phone call was made 40 years today, on April 3, 1973, by Motorola employee Martin Cooper.

What was the first cell phone ever made?

Martin CooperEric TigerstedtW. Rae YoungDonald CoxMobile phone/Inventors

What cell phones were out in 1994?

Category Archives: 1994Nokia 2112 GSM. Announced in June 1995. … Nokia 2140 Orange 5.0. Announced in July 1994. … Nokia 232 (AMPS) Announced in June 1994. … Nokia C16. Announced in June 1994.Nokia 239. Announced in June 1994. … Nokia 2146. Announced in April 1994. … Nokia 2120. Announced in April 1994. … Nokia DP-151. Announced in April 1994.More items…•