Celebrating 30th Anniversary of First Commercial Cell Phone Call

30th anniversary cell phone call

This Sunday, October 13, the wireless industry will celebrate a milestone anniversary – the 30th anniversary of the first commercial cell phone call. Made from Soldier Field, it was placed by the president of Ameritech (now Verizon Wireless) to the grandson of Alexander Graham Bell.

Verizon continues to lead the industry in innovation. Take a look at some memorable industry moments, with a spotlight on some of Verizon’s firsts, in this infographic we created.


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Andrea Meyer Andrea Meyer handles PR for Verizon Wireless in Illinois, Wisconsin, the Quad Cities, the Michigan Upper Peninsula and northern Indiana. Follow Andrea - @MeyerILWI
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