Transcript of The Telephone, Then and Now!
The Telephone, Then and Now! By : Aron Schooley and Luke Straub The telephone has been around since 1876 and has been one of the most frequently bought devices of all time. The History of the Telephone The Telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876. The first transmission extended across two major cities took place in 1900. The first trancontinental phone call was made in 1915. The Bell system companies began switching their systems to rotary-dial telephones in 1919. The rotary-dial made it easier to make calls without an operator. In 1951, People were able to start making long distance calls within the United States without an operator. In 1973, the first portable phone was made. Present Day Phones Today's cell phones can be used for many things like an alarm clock and GPS. Today's cell phones are often made out of lead and have lithium batteries that make the phones last a very long time. Most phones these day are touch screen and they can access many things like apps and the internet. The Future of Cell Phones In the near future, our cell phones will be able to morph in to different shapes and be powered by the sun and even coke. Some phones will be able to biodegrade after two years. Je-Hyun Kim design for this phone was based off of a two year plan. Nokia's "Morph" will allow the user to morph their phone into a bracelet, phone, and tablet. The EndFull transcript