The man who made the first mobile phone call exactly 40 years ago says all he could hear was the sound of stunned silence, because the person on the other end couldn't believe it. Martin Cooper called rival company AT&T who were still focused on making phones that only worked in cars.
In 1973 the battery life was only 20 minutes, but that didn't matter because the phone was so heavy. Martin Cooper spoke to Geraint Vincent via a newer telecommunications device - Skype:
– Alison Looker
It was 1997 and a friend of a friend at Uni let me ring home with my degree result as the queue for the single payphone in Halls of Residence was long! Later that year I got my own mobile once earning money
– Peter Sortwell
My first mobile call was to a mates landline while sitting there, then hanging up when his mum answered.
– James Reardon
First phone was a blur so I would say it was a Brick 3455.