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Famous Points in the History of the Telephone

Famous points in the history of the telephone 10TH MARCH 1876 Alexander Graham Bell, widely considered the father of the telephone, makes the first telephone call, uttering the words to his assistant: "Mr Watson, come here. I want to see you". 25TH JANUARY 1915 The first transcontinental North American phone call from San Francisco to New York takes place. The New York Times runs the headline: 'Phone to Pacific From the Atlantic' TELEPHONE 1921 Cream back then and not the iconic red box British people know and love, the first telephone kiosk is introduced in Britain. 7TH MARCH 1927 The first transatlantic phone call from New York to London takes place between S.Gifford, President of the American Telephone & Telegraph Company and Sir Evelyn P. Murray, Secretary to the General Post Office. 1937 A dedicated number to report emergencies is introduced in Great Britain, the first country to do such a thing. The famous number? – 999! 3RD APRIL 1973 The first telephone call from a mobile device is made by Martin Cooper of Motorola. This year, the number of active mobile phones will exceed the global population. OO0 1989 Who says calling has to be for those on the ground? Skyphone, the world's first satel- lite telephone communications system for airline passengers makes its commercial debut on a British Airways flight. 1999 The Nokia 3210 launches in 44 March and goes on to sell 160 million units worldwide - remember spending hours playing snake? 2007 Steve Jobs announces the iPhone to the world and the era of the smartphone is born. (eReceptionist Sources: /

Famous Points in the History of the Telephone

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Whether to make a call, check emails on your mobile or browse the internet, today’s society just wouldn’t function without it. March represents a number of anniversaries for this technological ma...


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