Inventor Of Cellphone Used Very First Call To Tease His AT&T Rival

Click to viewIt's 1973 and Marty Cooper, the father of the cellphone, is about to make the very first public cellphone call while walking past the New York Hilton. He dials Joel Engle, his AT&T rival, and says these beautiful-yet-mocking words:

Joel! This is Marty Cooper. I'm calling you from a cellular phone. But a real cellular phone. A handheld portable cellular phone.

There was silence on the other end of the line.