original packaging for 'Rabbit' mobile telepoint telephone, 1993

Made:
1993 in Unknown place
Rabbit mobile telepoint telephone by Hutchison Personal Communications Ltd, together with park and charge unit, home

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Rabbit mobile telepoint telephone by Hutchison Personal Communications Ltd, together with park and charge unit, home
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Original carrycase and owner's documentation for Rabbit mobile telepoint telephone, made by Hutchison Personal Communications Limited, 1993.

In the 1990s a portable telephone system called Telepoint, sometimes known as CT2, was developed as a competitor to mobile phone technology. In the UK four companies offered Telepoint services, and the best known was the Rabbit Phone system by Hutchison Personal Communications Ltd. Users could carry their Rabbit phone with them and make calls from public access points on the Rabbit system. Unfortunately the rapidly expanding mobile phone networks quickly outstripped all the Telepoint providers, and lack of uptake meant that the Rabbit system was discontinued less than two years after its 1992 launch.

Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
2005-107/4
Materials:
paper (fibre product) and plastic (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (4 documents, height variable): 145 mm x 190 mm, 730.2 g
type:
packaging
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Donated by Mr Roger Keyworth