Car phone

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A car phone is a mobile radio telephone specifically designed for and fitted into an automobile.wikipedia
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Mobile radio telephone

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A car phone is a mobile radio telephone specifically designed for and fitted into an automobile.
These mobile telephones were usually mounted in cars or trucks (thus called car phones), although briefcase models were also made.

Improved Mobile Telephone Service

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Later, more licenses were added, bringing the total to 32 channels across 3 bands (See IMTS frequencies). typically used the Mobile Telephone Service (MTS), which was first used in St. Louis, or Improved Mobile Telephone Service (IMTS) before giving way to analog cellular service (AMPS) in 1984.
Car phone

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A car phone is a mobile radio telephone specifically designed for and fitted into an automobile.

Bell System

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This service originated with the Bell System, and was first used in St. Louis on June 17, 1946.

St. Louis

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This service originated with the Bell System, and was first used in St. Louis on June 17, 1946.

Motorola

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On October 2, 1946, Motorola communications equipment carried the first calls on Illinois Bell Telephone Company's new car radiotelephone service in Chicago. There were still some car phones available as recently as 2008, including the Nokia 810 and the Motorola VC6096 for use with GSM networks and a car phone made by NAL Research for the Iridium satellite network.

Illinois Bell

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On October 2, 1946, Motorola communications equipment carried the first calls on Illinois Bell Telephone Company's new car radiotelephone service in Chicago.

Chicago

Chicago, IllinoisChicago, ILCity of Chicago
On October 2, 1946, Motorola communications equipment carried the first calls on Illinois Bell Telephone Company's new car radiotelephone service in Chicago.

Finland

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In Finland, car phone service was first available in 1971 on the zero-generation ARP (Autoradiopuhelin, or Car Radiophone) service.

Autoradiopuhelin

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In Finland, car phone service was first available in 1971 on the zero-generation ARP (Autoradiopuhelin, or Car Radiophone) service.

Nordic Mobile Telephone

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This was succeeded in 1982 by the 1G system NMT (Nordic Mobile Telephone), used across Scandinavia and in other often remote areas.

Mobile Telephone Service

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typically used the Mobile Telephone Service (MTS), which was first used in St. Louis, or Improved Mobile Telephone Service (IMTS) before giving way to analog cellular service (AMPS) in 1984.

Advanced Mobile Phone System

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typically used the Mobile Telephone Service (MTS), which was first used in St. Louis, or Improved Mobile Telephone Service (IMTS) before giving way to analog cellular service (AMPS) in 1984.

United States

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AMPS technology was discontinued in the United States in 2008.

Federal Communications Commission

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However, due to current US Federal Communications Commission regulations, carriers must pay penalties for activating any equipment that is not an E911 compliant device, such as analog.

Enhanced 9-1-1

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However, due to current US Federal Communications Commission regulations, carriers must pay penalties for activating any equipment that is not an E911 compliant device, such as analog.

Bluetooth

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By the 2000s, car phones had become uncommon due to the convenience of mobile phones along with in-car mobile phone integrative technologies such as Bluetooth.

GSM

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There were still some car phones available as recently as 2008, including the Nokia 810 and the Motorola VC6096 for use with GSM networks and a car phone made by NAL Research for the Iridium satellite network.

Iridium Communications

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There were still some car phones available as recently as 2008, including the Nokia 810 and the Motorola VC6096 for use with GSM networks and a car phone made by NAL Research for the Iridium satellite network.

SIM card

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Some car phones had color screens and supported high speed data connections as well as the ability to access SIM cards stored in other phones via Bluetooth.

Mobile phones and driving safety

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In many countries, restricting cell phone use while driving is on an upward trend.

Mercedes-Benz

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Teleaid, automatic emergency call system