Cell phones have turned into idol worship. You can do whatever your mind nearly imagines on the internet and it is only going to get worse unless people do something about it.
Genesis 11:6 – And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
In recent years, however, the goal of a cell phone has changed from being a verbal communications tool to being a media tool, usually taking on the title of a mobile device, instead of being called a telephone at all.
Modern cell networks enable mobile phones to be used automatically and ubiquitously for both voice and data communications. Mobile telephone networks have greatly improved through the adoption of technologies such as automated cell switching and signaling systems. With the adaptation of the new Bell System Improved Mobile Telephone Service (IMTS) before cellular, auto owners saw lighter, more sophisticated push-button cell phones.
As the main manufacturers ramped up their provisioning of cellular hardware, there were no new radio-operated cell phones offered after 1982, though a few mobile phones were still available in the market as late as 2008, including the Nokia 810 and the Motorola VC6096. John F. Mitchell failed to convince Motorola Radio Telephone Company to develop wireless communications products that were small enough to use everywhere, and did not get involved in designing the cell phone. Motorola’s head of handheld communications products, John F. Mitchell, encouraged his team to build the first hand-held cell phones, and was critical to developing the technology.
1 Corinthians 10:31 – Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
On April 3, 1973, Motorola engineer Martin Cooper called rival Motorola engineer Joel C. Engel at AT&Ts Bell Laboratories on the first mobile telephone. It has been over 35 years since Martin Cooper made the first cell phone call, while working for Motorola, to a Bell Labs competitor. Dr. Martin Cooper, the Motorola researcher and executive credited with creating the mobile telephone, placed the first telephone call on mobile hand-held subscriber devices on April 3, 1973.
With the prototype DynaTAC (DYNamic Adaptive Total Area Coverage) hand-held phone, former Motorola vice president Martin Cooper made the first practical, personal telephone call with a cell phone in a non-car environment.
Daniel 12:4 – But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
Later in 1998, a company called VocalTec came out with a feature to make calls from computers to phones, as well as from phones to phones, using VoIP. From 1996 through 1998, VocalTec worked to add an Internet voicemail application, and to integrate that same software with Microsofts NetMeeting. VoIP started out as a company called VocalTec, which created the first Internet telephones for the masses.
The Nokia 9000 Communicator was the first mobile phone which you could also describe as a mini-computer (although limited Internet access was available). Huge by modern standards, Motorolas DynaTAC 8000X is considered the first true cell phone, as it was small enough to be carried around. Widely considered the first flip cell phone, Motorolas StarTAC was considered an innovation marvel, and Motorola was hailed as being once again ahead of the curve.
Nehemiah 2:18 – Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king’s words that he had spoken unto me. And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work.
The world of mobile phones turned on its axis in 1993, with the introduction of the Motorola StarTAC, the first ever clamshell cell phone. The cell phone was pivotal to creating space in the mobile market for Nokia.
That same year, in 1992, Nokia gave the worlds first mass-produced GSM phone to the market, the Nokia 1011. The Motorola International 3200, made in 1992, was compatible with GSM, but was never certified. The Motorola International 3200 was the first handheld-sized digital cell phone to utilize the digitally encrypted 2G (unveiled as GSM) technology.
Isaiah 10:15 – Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.
The IMTS phone was similar to the earliest cell phones, which were the MTSs (Mobile Telephone Services) offered by telephone companies. The pocket telephone was approximately 80 pounds in weight, required vehicle usage to be mobile, and was thus considered to be a vehicle based telephone.
Many of the early mobile phones were considered to be car phones, since they were too large and cumbersome to be carried around in pocket or bag. As the technology advanced, mobile companies worked out how to squeeze as many features as customers wanted in a smaller, more portable, more convenient model. Eventually, the makers of mobile phones began realizing they could incorporate other technologies into their phones and extend its functionality.
Advances in MOSFET electrical power electronics also allowed for development of the digital wireless cellular networks, a necessity for todays mobile phones. Smartphones enable users to listen to music, make calls, send texts, and browse through the Internet on a mobile device. The Nokia 7110 was the first cell phone to include the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), allowing mobile users Web access on simpler devices–a stripped-down, primarily text-based version, but a groundbreaking step in mobile Internet.
2 Chronicles 26:15 – And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning men, to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and great stones withal. And his name spread far abroad; for he was marvellously helped, till he was strong.
In 1993, the first digital cell phone network went online, in Orlando, Florida; 25 million cellular subscribers had been signed up by 1995, a number that would explode at the turn of the century, and by as early as 2010, digital cell service was expected to displace landline phones for the majority of US customers. West Germany has a network called A-Network, launched in 1952, which was the first publicly traded commercial cellular telephone network in the country. One of the earliest successful public commercial mobile telephone networks was Finlands ARP Network, launched in 1971.
Many iconic early commercial cell phones, such as the Motorola radio telephone DynaTAC Analog AMPS, were ultimately replaced with digital AMPS (D-AMPS) in 1990, with most North American carriers discontinuing AMPS services by 2008. Now consumers do not carry cameras anymore, they simply use their mobile phones. We use our phones more now to browse the internet, check emails, take pictures, and update social media statuses rather than actually making calls.
Ephesians 2:10 – For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
The CarterFone itself is itself a device which plugs telephone calls into two-way radio gear. The CarterFone data modem is the logical expansion of the original CarterFone, which used an acoustic pairr to connect the sound of phone calls to 2-way radio (and back).