Car phones were around in the 1970s, but it wasn't until 1983 that Motorola introduced the first widely available handheld cell phone. The DynaTAC 8000x weighed almost 2 pounds and cost $3,995. With today's cell phones, not only are you connected to everyone you know at a moments notice, but you are also able to connect to emergency services.
The technology has advanced to such a degree that a person carrying a cell phone can be located even if the phone is merely turned on. So the question is, what did we do before cell phones?
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