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The History of Mobile Technology in Business

presented by Switch Pay The History of TM MOBILE TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS 98% O of small businesses use wireless or mobile technology in their operations. 66% of small businesses state they could not survive or it would be a major challenge to survive without them. MILESTONES IN COMMUNICATIONS 1946 MO HWY 1947 First Mobile Telephone Service First Mobile Telephone Call Mobile Telephone Service A driver in St. Louis, Mo., pulled out was a rarity with only 5,000 a handset from under his car's dashboard, customers placing about placed a phone call and made history. 30,000 calls each week. Calls were set up manually by an operator and the user had to depress a button on First Telephone Pager Patented the handset to talk and release the button to listen. 1949 The inventor's name was Al Gross and The call subscriber his pagers were first used in New York equipment weighed City's Jewish Hospital. Al Gross' pager about 36 kg. was not a consumer device available to everyone. The FCC did not approve the pager for public use until 1958. 1965 AT&T Launches IMTS AT&T introduced the first major improvement to ..... mobile telephony in 1965. giving the improved service the obvious name of Improved Mobile Telephone Service. IMTS used additional radio channels, allowing more simultaneous calls in a given geographic area, introduced customer dialing, eliminating manual call set by an operator, and reduced the size and weight of 1965 the subscriber equipment. First Cordless Phone Invented A jazz musician named Teri Pall invented a version of the cordless phone in 1965 but could not market her invention as its two-mile range caused radio signals to interfere with aircraft. She sold her rights to the cordless phone in 1968 to a manufacturer who modified it for practical use. 1971 23 cm 13 cm AT&T Sets in Place the Modern-Day Mobile Phone System 4.45 cm 1973 AT&T is the first company to propose a modern-day mobile-phone system to the FCC. It involves dividing cities into "cells". It is the first company to do so. First Mobile Telephone CalL From a Mobile Phone Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first >1978 mobile telephone call from handheld subscriber equipment, placing a call to Dr. Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs. The prototype handheld phone used by Dr. Cooper weighed 11 kg and measured 23 cm long, 13 cm deep and The Advanced Mobile Phone 4.45 cm wide. The prototype offered a talk time of just 30 minutes and took 10 hours to re-charge. System is Deployed in the U.S. Developed by Bell Labs this was the primary analog mobile phone system in North America throughout the 1980's. The CTIA is Established 1988 1983 The CTIA is an industry trade group that represents the international wireless The First Commercial telecommunications industry. Cellphone Call is Made Its members include Insurance executive David Meilahn made the cellular, personal first commercial cellphone call to the communication granddaughter of Alexander Graham Bell. services and enhanced specialized mobile radio providers and (1992 Apple released First Personal Digital Assistant suppliers, and providers CTIA and manufacturers of wireless data services The First Personal Digital Assistant offered and products. This association created TDMA phone organizational tools, e-mail access as well as games. technology, a highly evolved cell phone. 1994 The First Camera Phone Photo is Taken Bluetooth is Invented Created by telecom vendor Ericsson in 1994, it was originally conceived as a wireless alternative The first camera phone image was 1997 to RS-232 data cables. It can connect several taken by Philippe Kahn at the birth devices, overcoming problems of synchronization. of his daughter Sophie on June 11, 1997 and wirelessly shared with more than 200o people around the world instantly. The First Commercial 3G Network is Launched 2001 2000 The First Mobile Phone Virus is Identified The first known mobile virus was identified in June 2000, when Although it was initially somewhat antivirus labs in Russia and limited in scope; broader availability Finland identified the "Timofonica" of the system was delayed by worm, which originated in Spain. apparent concerns over its reliability. First Mobile Marketing Campaign is Launched 2002 Txtbomb, a European digital marketing QR Codes Go Mobile agency, ran the first mobile marketing campaign In 2002, Japanese network carriers and for an Island Records album release. handset makers collaborated to an innovative This quickly became popular as a new channel to technology that utilized the new cameras in communicate directly to the mobile consumer. mobile phones which allowed QR codes to be widely adopted by businesses as a new form of mobile marketing. 2003 Blackberry Launches Their First Smartphone Switch Commerce Creates the MobileTMS This smartphone supported push email, The MobileTMS revolutionized the ATM 2006 mobile telephone, text messaging, Internet industry by allowing ATM ISOS to have faxing, Web browsing and other wireless real-time access via smartphone to transaction information services. details, alerts, reporting, and specific terminal information, for their entire ATM portfolio. 4G Systems are Commercially Deployed Apple Launches the iPhone Apple created the iPhone during a These 4G systems provided USB wireless 2007 secretive collaboration with AT&T modems, mobile ultra-broadband Internet Mobility-Cingular Wireless access, for example to laptops with to at the time-at an estimated smartphones, and to other mobile devices. development cost of US $150 million over thirty months. The First Mobile Wallet Platforms are introduced to 2008 Apple Launches the App Store This service allowed users to purchase and Emerging Markets download new apps for their device through These new mobile wallet platforms either the App Store on the device, or through the allowed those without a bank account to iTunes Store on the iTunes desktop software. transfer funds as quickly and easily as sending a text message. Android Launches Android Market 2010 2009 This service allowed users to browse and download music, magazines, books, movies, Windows Phone television programs, and Blackberry App World is Launched Marketplace is Launched applications published through Google. Developed by Microsoft for its Windows The service provides BlackBerry Phone platform, which allowed users to users with an environment to browse and download applications that browse, download, and update have been developed by third parties. third-party applications. 2011 2012 SwitchPay Launches Developed by Switch Commerce. SwitchPay allowed Switch Commerce merchants to accept debit and credit cards on the iPhone, releases MobileTMS with Voice iPad, Android or Blackberry using a mobile card reader. Commands 123 45 6789 Customer Name Switch Pay TM Accept payment anywhere. Accept life where it meets you. REFERENCES: AT&T Technology Poll 2013 -, Wikipedia - AT&T - luulududududululuululuuuluduhul 3G %24

The History of Mobile Technology in Business

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This infographic highlights some of the key milestones in the history of mobile technology while also covering how it has greatly impacted the way in which companies operate their business.




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