The World's First Mobile Phone Needed an Umbrella and a Fire Hydrant to Work

By Sam Gibbs on at

With all the iPhone 5 buzz about at the moment, it's hard to imagine a time when the world didn't have smartphones, let alone ordinary mobile phones. But phones have come a heck of a long way since the first ever mobile phone hit the street, way back in 1922. It was a two-woman job to make a call back then.

Amazing that they seemingly even had the dreaded hold music back then. Now that really was talking over the "wireless". [YouTube via Daily Mail]