Wednesday, January 24, 2018

the first commercially successful car phones

 Challenge Communications began in Toronto in 1969 and by 1977 had taken most of the mobile phone market from Bell.

 Still, not a lot of market penetration, as these phones cost almost as much as a new car.

 Bell tried to stifle the company, but the CRTC ruled in favour of Challenge, which nevertheless went under because of its legal costs.

The company started over with a new name and, ironically, received a $75,000 order for 14 car phones for company executives from -- guess who? -- Bell

and then there was the Midland Telephone Style 23 Ch CB Radio Model 13-884,-IL/Commercial/Automative/Used/Midland-telephone-style-23-ch-cb-radio-model-13-884.cfm

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