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The Mobile Telephone Service or MTS system combined signals from one or more receivers into a unified signal, amplifying it and sending it on to the toll switchboard.
In mobile telephony a channel is a pair of frequencies.
Weighing a lot less and drawing not nearly so much power, mobile phones now left plenty of room in the boot - but you still needed a car to be able to move them around.
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  Kerala Mobile phones history
Mobile rigs were predecessors of mobile phones, along with taxicab radios, two way radios in police cruisers and the like.
Originally, mobile phones were permanently installed in vehicles, but later versions such as the so-called "bag phones" were equipped with a cigarette lighter plug so that they could also be carried, and thus could be used as either mobile or as portable phones.
A '''mobile phone''' or '''cell phone''' is an electronic telecommunication device with the same basic capability as a conventional landline telephone, but which is also entirely portable and is not required to be connected with a wire to the (Public Switched Telephone Network).
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 BBC NEWS | Health | Mobiles 'don't raise cancer risk'
Mobile phone use does not lead to a greater risk of brain tumour, the largest study on the issue has said.
All 2,783 were interviewed about their history of mobile phone use over the previous 10 years.
They were asked to recall in detail how much they used their mobile phones, how often they used hands-free kits and what types of phones they had used.
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 telephony - Learn English Magazine - British Council
In Britain the mobile phone quickly became synonymous with the “yuppie”, the new breed of young urban professionals who carried the expensive handsets as status symbols.
Mobile phones, once the preserve of the high-powered businessperson and the “yuppie”, are now a vital part of daily life for an enormous amount of people.
I bought my first mobile phone when my daughter was born, I was very worried about going away without her because I feared something serious could occur in my absence.
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 Connected Earth: Mobile - what next
For the mobile phone there is seemingly no limit to its usefulness and capabilities.
The mobile phone will still play a key part in the way we communicate but it will be in tandem with other devices such as laptop, palmtop or fixed line - and we'll choose.
Add in a separate emergency services mobile network and it adds up to the prospect of a spreading forest of masts and transmitters spoiling the countryside and cityscape, just as telegraph and telephone poles threatened to do in the 19th century.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Mobile phones are distinct from cordless telephones, which generally operate only within a limited range of a specific base station.
Until the late 1980s, most mobile phones were too large to be carried in a jacket pocket, so they were usually permanently installed in vehicles as car phones.
When the mobile phone or data device is turned on, it registers with the mobile telephone exchange, or switch, with its unique identifiers, and will then be alerted by the mobile switch when there is an incoming telephone call.
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 History of mobile phones | Pop Wuping Sidebar
Mobile rigs were the beginning of mobile phones, along with taxicab radios, two way radios in police cruisers, and the like.
The first fully automatic mobile phone system, called MTA (Mobile Telephone system A), was developed by Ericsson and commercially released in Sweden in 1956.
One of the first truly successful public commercial mobile phone networks was the ARP network in Finland, launched in 1971.
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Mobile phone use on aircraft is also prohibited, because of concerns of possible interference with aircraft radio communications [6].
In 2006, it was reported [7] that mobile phone users suffer much more serious lesions than non-users, in case of being struck by lightning during an electrical storm.
Some earlier flip phones had a small brick-like form factor with a hinge at the bottom of the phone that was attached to a flat piece of plastic which flipped up to cover the keypad but left the display screen exposed.
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 Jamaica Gleaner News - Outlook Youth - Mobile phones: Are they friend or foe? - Sunday | December 17, 2006
According to the Chinese government in a press release on its website www.gov.cn, the number of mobile phone subscribers in China hit a record of 400 million for a population estimated to be somewhere over 1,306,313,812 in July 2005.
This concern is also echoed by various teachers at both traditional and non-traditional high schools including one who said that at times she got "abbreviated words in assignments and tests" and when she mentioned it to her student, she was told that it was style.
Despite the fact that mobile phones are a useful tool for both socialising and conducting business transactions, to many it may appear to be more a chain than a friend; making them feel stringed to the office.
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 Mobile phone culture - machine gun fire and moan-tones! - On Line Opinion - 22/4/2005
Mobile phones have been the subject of much fascination and many fears - to health through radiation; to safety through driving while talking or text; to sociability with using mobiles to communicate to others rather than those one is with.
Because the mobile is not just tethered by wires to the household or office, the possibilities for offending or alarming others in a range of public and private places cannot be under-estimated.
What matters in mobile phones is not just the purveying of porn, but, as they attain their majority, what these machines portend for cultural citizenship.
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Mig33 is the most compatible MSN Messenger for your mobile phone.
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 Tagged History | Pop Wuping Sidebar
The development of mobile phones has made the devices smaller, their technical design more complex and increased the number of available functions.
When Nokia Talkman was introduced in 1984, few people would have guessed that this bulky and heavy mobile phone would develop into a lightweight and versatile communications tool in the foreseeable future.
See how Nokia's mobile phones have developed, from the bulky NMT phones of the 80s to the pocket-sized multimedia phones of the 2000s.
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 MOBILE PHONES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The basic concept of cellular phones began in 1947, when researchers looked at crude mobile (car) phones and realized that by using small cells (range of service area) with frequency reuse they could increase the traffic capacity of mobile phones substantially.
A year later, the first American commercial analog cellular service or AMPS (Advanced Mobile Phone Service) was made available in Chicago by Ameritech.Despite the incredible demand, it took cellular phone service 37 years to become commercially available in the United States.
To stimulate the growth of new cellular phone technology, the FCC declared in 1987 that cellular phone licensees may employ alternative cellular phone technologies in the 800 MHz band.
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 Search: Life History of Mobile Phones
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History of Cellular/Mobile Phones - Part One How the FCC slowed the progress of a cellular phone system.
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 Virgin Mobile: A Brief History of Mobile Phones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
A mobile user who wished to place a call from a radiotelephone had to search manually for an unused 35-megahertz or 150-megahertz band before they could place a call.
When mobiles were first launched, each country was limited to its own national area - they could call overseas landlines or mobiles but they would not work overseas.
From 1 January 1999, mobile phone customers were able to keep their old number when switching networks.
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Cellular phone rental is the cheapest way for the casual traveler to have the latest phone with the full assurance that it works in the country of his destination.
Discovering valuable history of mobile phones information can be hard to find if you don't know where to look.
International cellular phone rental enables the international business and leisure traveler to stay connected in more than 170 countries throughout the world with just one cellular phone rental.
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 Mobile Phones - The Future! - phonehistory.co.uk - The history of mobile phones!
The cost of calling a mobile phone from a fixed phone is prohibitive to many people.
SMS text messaging has become the communication medium of choice for many in their teens and twenties, despite the very high cost, and is the only really new form of communication to have emerged in decades.
The next generation of mobile phone systems has reached the point where the five UK licences for the "third generation" (3G) frequencies have fetched over £20,000,000,000 for a 20 year allocation.
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 Communications Systems Today - Mobile Phones Introduction
However, the history of mobile phones is considerably shorter and of much more recent origin, starting with the invention of the first telephone by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876.
Since then, the major milestones in telephony are the first transatlantic phone call (via radio) in 1927, the first satellite call made in 1960, the first cellular mobile phones developed in 1978 and the introduction of the GSM standard for mobile phones in the UK in 1992.
DATA - it is possible to connect a mobile phone to a laptop, using a special cable, and thereby enable the laptop to connect to the Internet from anywhere.
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 galaxyphones - Mobile Phones - History
Compared with the furious pace of development today, it may seem odd that mobile wireless hasn't progressed further in the last 60 years.
Frequency availability was in turn controlled by the Federal Communications Commission, whose regulations and unresponsiveness constituted the most significant factors hindering radio-telephone development, especially with cellular radio, delaying that technology in America by perhaps 10 years.
Japanese manufacturers, although not first with a working cellular radio, did equip some of the first car mounted mobile phone services, their technology equal to whatever America was producing.
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 Welcome! - phonehistory.co.uk - The history of mobile phones!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
This site is dedicated to the past, preset and future of mobile phone technology.
Check out our timeline which shows the process of mobile phone evolution over the past century.
Find out how a mobile phone works along with what technologies are crammed into a machine the size of your hand!
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 BBC - Science & Nature - Hot Topics - Mobile Phone Safety - Radiation
Mobile phones use 'radio waves' to transmit signals.
Mobile phone frequencies are actually right on the border between radio waves and microwaves, so their emissions are sometimes referred to as microwaves.
By contrast radio waves, such as in mobile phones, are at the other end of the spectrum.
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To illustrate that point, the American cellular phone industry grew from less than 204,000 subscribers in 1985 to 1,600,000 in 1988.
To keep those phones working (and producing money for the carriers) any technological system advance would have to accommodate them.
Mobile phones access special web sites, and via special bookmark, and either entering short numbers or spelling a name on the keypad makes life so much simpler.
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 The history of mobile telephones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Mobile phones are seen as a modern invention, but they are a development of something that dates back a long way: communication.
To draw a line to define the beginning of the history of mobile phones, there are two events to consider: Bell's first telephone call, and Crippen's arrest as a result of a radio message.
Since those events, the technologies have merged and evolved to the point that we take it for granted that communication is available more or less everywhere, but this section looks at the significant steps along the way, and looks forward a little for a glimpse of the future.
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 BBC - Science & Nature - Hot Topics - Mobile Phone Safety
In 2000, the Stewart Report found no known health problems caused by mobile phones, but advised caution especially among the young, until more research was carried out.
Mobile phone users are 2.5 times more likely to develop cancer in areas of the brain adjacent to their phone ears
If mobile phones were found to cause cancer, would you still use one?
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 Exploring Valley Forge’s history on mobile phones - The Wireless Blog
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