The First Of Many Motorola Cell Phones

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					When the very first mobile phones were manufactured, they were large in size and
rather bulky. They were also weighty and caused problems when people carried them
around with them. The first one was sold on the market in the United States in 1983.
Motorola Cell Phones had the honors of doing this. There was no Nextel or Metro
PCS Cell Phones on the radar at this point. The first was a DynaTac model that
weighed a pound, costing consumers about $3,500. The next year, they introduced
another DynaTac version, the 8000X and the cost was $3,995.

In the early 1990s, a million subscribers would start using the mobile phone in the
United States. In 1991, Motorola Cell Phones introduced a third phone model, the
MicroTac Lite and the price tag for that was $1,000.

Even though AT&T and Bell Labs had created a mobile device prior to Motorola's
phone's coming out, it would be years before they could start putting theirs on the
market. And this was before other brands like Metro PCS Cell Phones came to be.
The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) took forever to grant the license
that they needed to move forward.

If it hadn't been for the feds dragging their feet on the issue, AT&T would have shut
out Motorola Cell Phones as having the very first mobile phone to be sold in the
United States. However, that was not to be. At the time the commercial analog service
came out, the phone company in Chicago had changed its name to Ameritech from the
previous Illinois Bell Phone Company.

Altogether, it took almost 40 years for the Federal Government to make these devices
commercially available in the United States. Since there was a lot of consumer
demand, they had no choice but to up the ante.

By the year 1987, customers for these phones had exceeded one million. Back then,
the space for usage was getting tight and crowded. It was time to implement some
changes. The allocation for frequencies was increased, the cells that existed were split
and the technology had improved.

The FCC also made some changes. They were not willing to provide additional
bandwidth and they did not want to pay for additional splitting cells nor did they want
to build any more. In the same year (1987), the Federal Government decided that
other technologies of cell phones could be used.

The industry has since found new ways of embracing technology. This concept is still
going on today and has evolved into a money making system.

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