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40 year anniversary of mobile phones is today

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The first mobile phone call was made 40 years ago today.

Motorola employee Marty Cooper made the first call April 3rd, 1973.

He used a Motorola dyna-tac to call bell labs.

The device was a prototype and would later become the Motorola dyna-tac eight thousand x.

It was the first commercially available mobile phone and weighed two and a half pounds.

And, it cost a whopping four thousand dollars.

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