Wednesday, 10 April 2013

10 Interesting facts about mobile phones!



"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity".

Albert Einstein




It was 40 years ago since the first mobile phone call, which was made by Martin Cooper in New York City. This day would change the way we communicate forever.






"As I walked down the street while talking on the phone, sophisticated New Yorkers gaped at the sight of someone actually moving around while making a phone call. Remember that in 1973, there weren't cordless telephones or cellular phones. I made numerous calls, including one where I crossed the street while talking to a New York radio reporter - probably one of the more dangerous things I have ever done in my life'.

Martin Cooper


At the end of 2012, it was estimated that 6 billion people in the world owned a mobile phone. These facts remind of us of the increased reliance and sense of normality that has become associated with the technology. Factors such as increased and more effective communication, easier access to information and International business possibilities has changed the way we live in many different ways.

How have phones evolved and what are the facts and figures surrounding this evolution?

-1 billion people in the world don't have access to a mobile phone and 1/3 don't have access to the Internet.

-Voicemail was first added to mobile phones in 1986.

-The first mobile phone contained a battery which weighed 2pounds, took 10 hours to charge and allowed 30 minutes of talk-time.

-The 'brick' as the first mobile phone was aptly named, sold for $3,995 in the US.

-The year 1996 saw the first mobile phone with internet usage.

-The first SMS was sent in 1992 from a computer to a mobile phone in 1992 from the United Kingdom while the first SMS from a mobile phone was sent in 1993 in Finland.

-The Philippines is ranked number one in the world for number of text messages with 1.4 million text messages being sent everyday. During the late 90's and early ''00, the Country was known as the 'Text capital of the world'.

-The first photo to be publicly shared using a mobile phone took place in 1997.

-Nokia was founded in 1895 and paper manufacturing was the Business' focus.

-A study by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research showed that 83% of people believe that cell phones make their lives easier. The cell phone even beat out the Internet in this survey.


The mobile phone world is constantly changing and evolving and the past 40 years is testament to that. The mobile phone giants are constantly releasing new phone models which outdo the last and and surpass their competitors. At Unlock Code 4U, we are constantly updating our blog with the latest news stories and mobile phones to permanently unlock with our permanent unlocking service.