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25 years of cell phone service… Pictured above, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X cost $3,995, was 13 inches long, and weighed 1.75 pounds…

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the first commercial wireless call. It happened Oct. 13, 1983, at Soldier Field, where Ameritech Mobile, now part of Verizon Wireless, made the call from a Motorola DynaTAC 8000X known as the “brick” phone. The phone cost $3,995, was 13 inches long, and weighed 1.75 pounds.

Paul Gudonis, who was vice president of marketing for Ameritech Mobile Communications and who organized the launch, said 20 customers of the new cell phone service were invited to the event.

And to be fair, 25 years later a new industry has sprung up, cell phone jamming…

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Phone looks like pack of cigarettes and cell phone jammer that fits inside a pack of cigarettes…