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Offline Jay9

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Thirty years ago, just before midnight on New Year's Eve, Michael Harrison slipped away from his family's party at home in Surrey and was driven to Parliament Square.

There, he made history - by making Britain's first mobile phone call to his father Sir Ernest Harrison, the chairman of a new firm called Racal Vodafone.

Vodafone was one of two firms given a licence to operate a new cellular phone network - and it was in a race to beat its rival BT Cellnet to get up and running first.

It succeeded - Cellnet's first call came a few weeks into 1985.

In an exclusive interview, Michael Harrison recalls that historic moment to BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30430475

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Re: UK's first mobile phone user remembers his call 30 years on
« Reply #1 on: 01 January 2015, 22:20:27 »
interesting

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Re: UK's first mobile phone user remembers his call 30 years on
« Reply #2 on: 02 January 2015, 10:21:14 »
It should be noted that the old cell phones of that era gave a better range then the modern cell phone does today ? 
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Re: UK's first mobile phone user remembers his call 30 years on
« Reply #3 on: 02 January 2015, 14:16:25 »
I can't even remember who I called yesterday,let alone 30yrs ago lol

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Re: UK's first mobile phone user remembers his call 30 years on
« Reply #4 on: 02 January 2015, 15:07:28 »
It should be noted that the old cell phones of that era gave a better range then the modern cell phone does today ?

Including clearer voices. Analog.
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Re: UK's first mobile phone user remembers his call 30 years on
« Reply #5 on: 02 January 2015, 15:19:15 »
It should be noted that the old cell phones of that era gave a better range then the modern cell phone does today ?

Including clearer voices. Analog.
they don't use digital for quality reasons its so they can utilise more of the available bandwidth,

 

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