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Telephone Trivia

The inventor of the telephone was also a teacher of the deaf. Alexander Graham Bell founded a school for the deaf in Boston, Massachusetts in 1872

911 isn't the Emergency numbers every country. In much of Europe, the emergency number to dial is 112 and in Great Britain 999.

Neil Papworth is created with sending the first commercial SMS message(text message) on December 3,1992.The message-"Merry Christmas".

When Alexander Graham Bell died in 1922, the country honored him by having all telephones stop ringing for one minute.

Did you know that instead of "hello", the first greeting when answering a telephone was, "Ahoy"?

The first home to have a telephone was Charles Williams Jr., who lived in Somerville, Mass. Installed April 4, 1877, he didn't have many people to call! Famous American writer, Mark Twain was one of the first to have a telephone in his home.

In 1915, Alexander Graham Bell made the first transcontinental telephone call. He was in New York and Watson was in San Francisco. It took 24 minutes for the call to get from one end to the other!

The very first message on the telephone was made on March 10, 1876. Bell spilled acid and called to get Watson's help. The words spoken," Watson, come here. I need you."

The first international telephone call was between NY and London, in 1927. The cost of the first 3 minutes-$75!

A group of Japanese were observing a telephone demonstration. One asked Bell if the telephone would work with Japanese speaking people. Bell's answer-as long as those on both ends of the telephone understand Japanese, yes!

According to 2011 statistics, United Arab Emirates has the most cell phones per capita(two for each citizen).

Martin Cooper in 1973 made the first hand held cell phone call. Working at Motorola, he called Joe S. Engel at AT&T

In 1983, DynaTac sold the first consumer-use cell phone. The price $3500.

Note: Others who were involved in the invention of the telephone include Elisha Gray(who patented a telephone 2 hours after Bell), Antonio Meucci and Johann Philipp Reis

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