Original Carterfone

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Date Introduced
1959
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Manufacturer
Carterfone Communications Corporation
Credit Line
Courtesy of Scott Brear
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Object ID
102624591

The Carterfone acoustically connected mobile radios to the telephone network. Telephone companies sued in 1966. The FCC supported Carter, freeing U.S. telephone lines for many uses—including later answering machines, faxes and modems. Users in some countries waited until the 1990s.