Cell phone ads from the yesteryears

by Dhiram Shah

Ah the late eighties, when the cell phone was just used for making calls. The days when a brick sized cell phone would cost $1999 and calls would cost 40 cents a minute on top of a huge monthly rent. Then in the early nineties came the Nokia 9000 communicator using which you could access a server. However what turns me nostalgic is Iridium, a company which pumped billions launched dozen of satellites only to make $10 per minute from anywhere on the planet. It tried to make geography history but eventually itself became history.
(Above is a Radioshack cellphone ad from the 1990. Catch two more classics after the break)

Iridium Ad

Nokia 9000 Communicator
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