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On October 13, 1983, the first commercial cell phone call was made as Ameritech Mobile Communications executive Bob Barnett called Alexander Graham Bell’s nephew from Chicago’s Soldier Field using the Motorola DynaTAC handset (also known as the ‘Brick’).
The phone, weighing in at 2.5 pounds and costing $3,995, became famous as it was used in several popular movies and TV shows. We’ll give out 100 Knowledge Points to the person who can name one TV show/movie that the phone was used in. (HINT: ‘Greed is good.’)
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