'90s Cell Phones in Pop Culture

17 Reasons Why Every '90s Girl Needed a Cell Phone

17 Reasons Why Every '90s Girl Needed a Cell Phone

Today's the 40th birthday of the mobile phone, as on this day in 1973 Motorola engineer Marty Cooper made the very first call from a "real handheld portable cell phone." Phones have evolved quite a bit since the days of brick phones, flip phones, and car phones, so we can't help but chuckle at those early versions of cellular technology. Using ads, GIFs, movie moments, and pictures from the '90s, we're taking a call down memory lane to explore what made mobile phones in that decade so rad. Check 'em out now — and call me, maybe?

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