The first cell phone, introduced 40 years ago, cost $4000!

Bignuf Bignuf
Would you have paid that for a two pound brick, with a twenty minute battery life?

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Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Just heard about this on Philly D show.
Melan!e Melan!e
I remember my dad having a cell phone that looked a little bit like that one when I was a kid. It was just a bit less bulky but otherwise pretty much the same. I laugh about it now and I'm sure it cost him a pretty penny (the phone I'm talking about that my dad had was only 20 years ago) but 4000$ would be nuts. Pretty cool though. Interesting post, Bignuf.
ShadowedSeductress ShadowedSeductress
There is no way I would have paid that. Pretty interesting stuff though.
Sbmsvschoolgirl Sbmsvschoolgirl
They've come such a long way!
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Haha, no. I felt it was pricy to spend $50 on something basic
peachmarie peachmarie
Iphone 5 is still expensive enough, lol.
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Heck no I would not have paid that much. I never grab phones when they just come out. I always wait for the price to drop or it becomes free. I just now got my iPhone 4 a year ago. It took me a long time to switch to one.
jennifur77 jennifur77
The first cell phone I ever saw was back in 1991. I was astounded with it!
Martiniman Martiniman
No, I would not pay that much for a mobile phone.
Cosmonaut Cosmonaut
No, just would have used a payphone.
edeneve edeneve
hell no. I have a problem w/ the cost of today's phones.
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
Oh man! I definitely wouldn't have been getting a cell phone then. I don't like paying more than $100 for a phone. I use MetroPCS for the no monthly contract, but still waited until my phone was on sale and had a rebate before I got it.
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