The Journey Till 3G

The Greek word Telephone, tele=far & phone=voice, became a great invention on 10th March, 1876 when The Great Alexander Graham Bell said, “Mr.Watson, come here, I want to see you!” 🙂

In 1870, 2 great men, Alexander Graham Bell & Elisha Gray, entered into a cold war to invention telephone. Both of them independently designed a device which transmitted voice through electricity. But luck dint favored Elisha because Graham Bell had reached the patent office before Elisha could. Thus the battle ended & Graham Bell won! 🙂

Alexander Graham Bell, born on 3rd March, 1847 in Edinburgh Scotland invented his telephone at the age of 29. Then eminent inventor who is been given the credit for devising the 1st practical phone formed the Bell Telephone Company in 1877.

Elisha Gray, born on 2nd August, 1835 grew up on a farm in Ohio. Over the years Elisha had 70 patents registered on his name, the 1st being an improved self adjusting telegraph relay in 1867. In 1872, Elisha Gray founded the Western Electricity Manufacturing Company.

On 14th February, 1876, Bell & Gray both filed an application for their invention at United States Patent & Trademark Office, the respective applications entitling, “Improvement in Telegraphy” & “Transmitting Vocal Sound Telegraphically”. But since Bells entry was before Gray, Bell was honored the patent for telephone, United States Patent No, 194,465.

After 1876, many significant changes took place with this device, and in early 1920, the portable phones embarked, when the use of radios was been started. Then in 1946, the 1st ever official portable phone, was been used by the Swedish officers. These portable phones were similar to 2 way radio phones.

Cell Phones are marked with Generation. In the 1st generation, Motorola was the 1st company to bring in a portable phone in the market. Motorola DynaTAC which took 15years for developing had the dimensions 13*1.75*3.5 inches! 😀

In 1990, 2G came into the picture where cell phones became popular in public. These phones were around 150 grams. 2G was soon replaced by 3G where the cell phones have become a need of every human being! 🙂


  1. Nice to know the history of cell phones.

  2. Great overview about the history of the telephone invention. Thanks zainil buddy.

  3. Hahaha, I remember that 1st generation of mobile phone, we called it “mineral water bottle” in our country. But it could become precious one day as it’s an antique don’t you think so? 🙂

  4. Mineral Water Bottle 😀 😀 i liked it !

    yea antique things are always precious !

  5. Really good informative revelation. I haven’t heard of this before. Thanks Atish 🙂

  6. Awesome Information. Thanks for sharing with us.

  7. The history of 3g is really interesting to read. Most of us only use latest gadget. But we don’t know history. But i think all of us know little bit about every invention. It is good you started writing history. I hope you’ll continue it

  8. That was interesting! It’s nice to reflect on how much phones have changed over time. We can only imagina what phones will look like in the future 🙂

  9. 1st generation phones… ahh the memories… we used to call them “bricks” because if you had them in your pants pocket, pants would start to slowly drop from your waist 🙂

  10. Thanks for the history. It’s really nice to know how this 3G technology evolves. Nice work

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