50 years since the first mobile call,
everyone has a mobile phone today. But when was the first mobile call made, do you know? American engineer Martin Cooper, the father of the handheld cell phone, made the first mobile call on April 3, 1973. He was working in Motorola at that time. Cooper called a rival who worked at Bell Laboratories. “I’m calling from a personal, handheld, portable cell phone,” Cooper said.