Welcome to Speak English Now Podcast. With your host Georgiana. The podcast that will help you to speak English fluently with no grammar and no textbooks.
Hi, everybody! I'm Georgiana, your online English teacher, and founder of speakenglishpodcast.com My mission is to help you to speak English fluently.
I have a question for you. What was your first cell phone? I got my first cell phone in 1996, and it was a Motorola. I can’t remember the exact model, but it was very different from what we can find in stores nowadays. And yeah - with this type of cell phone, one could only make phone calls and send text messages. Now I have a smartphone, and I don’t make any phone calls anymore. Like everybody else, I tend to use WhatsApp, Telegram, Messages, FaceTime, or Skype.
I must have mentioned before that I love technology. Actually, without it, you could not listen to this podcast because I wouldn’t be able to record it :)
Ok, so let’s talk about cell phones and how people used to communicate before they were invented.
The smartphone couldn’t exist without the landline telephone. And do you know when it was developed? Yes. A long time ago, in 1876. And the idea of the landline telephone was inspired by the telegraph.
We all know that telephones came before cell phones, but have you ever heard of car phones?
Yes! The original car phone weighed about 80 pounds, and this piece of technology was created in 1947. Back then there was a limited number of people who used this car phone, and there were 5 to 10-year waiting lists.
The car phone was a great invention, but luckily for us in 1973, Motorola created the DynaTAC 8000X - the first handheld cell phone.
It cost $4000, which would be $10000 today. However, the cell phone wasn’t available on the market until 1983.
Many of us complain that our smartphones run out of battery too soon. Do you how long the batter..