How Phones Were Invented

The first ever phone to be invented was a basic phone in 1849. People didn´t start using the term ¨smartphone¨ until the year of 1995. The first true smartphone that was invented was a Simon Personal Communicator by IBM even before apple released the iPhone more than 15 years ago. The first ever telephone to be made was invented by Alexander Graham Bell, who also made the very first call to his assistant on March 10, 1876. The idea of telephones came far sooner than it was brought into reality. Phones were soon the quickest way to communicate without having to see someone in person, or you could use a telephone to communicate with them person-to-person. An Italian innovator named Antonio Meucci was credited because he invented the first basic phone. By 1877-78, the first telephone line was constructed and first telephone exchange was in use.

Almost 49,000 phones were in use three years later and by 1900 in Bell´s telephone system, there were nearly 600,000 phones and by 1905 they shot up to 2.2 million. By 1910, there were 5.8 million telephones in the telephone system. Phones and telephones had become indispensable tools within 50 years of its invention. The 30th million phone was connected into the United States. By 1948 and there were more than 80 million hookups of phones in the United States and also 160 million in the entire world.

People started saying that phones would help democracy grow further, be tools for organizers of grassroots, additional advances in networked communications, social decentralization, more flexible arrangements of work and movement out of cities, change of politics and marketing, the way wars are fought, open new opportunities of jobs, more public feedback, increasing the contact between people of all nations and fostering world peace, be valuable tools of journalists, building new communities and decreasing loneliness, lead to an advanced form of intelligence, and bring people closer together.

Phones worked good at improving privacy, but it was a major concern. The reason for this was that it left people open to privacy invasions. Most homes back then were not wired together, resulting in if someone made a call to someone, then that person on the other line could hear their personal business when they used a public phone. Some switchboard users that connected to calls would regularly invade people’s privacy. Even though people were able to invade privacy of others, the invention of phones worked to improve and increase privacy in many different ways. This permitted people to be able to exchange information and not having to write it down. Most homes today are wired and people are able to travel freely without the use of wires for their phones.