Thinking that would never catch on….
I actually remember seeing this when it was broadcast.
— BBC Archive (@BBCArchive) September 13, 2021
Michael Rodd makes a call with an experimental cordless mobile phone. It’s 1979 and time for the telephone to go mobile. In this report from a longer programme, Michael Rodd examines a British prototype for a cordless telephone that allows the user to make calls from anywhere. Also included at the end of this item is a rather nice out-take as Rodd also experiences the first mobile wrong number.
Of course we don’t really use our phones as phones these days, the mini computer we have in our pockets is now used for way more than just making calls.