boot mounted transceiver for Phillips 9140 mobile telephone, 1982-1987

Made:
1982-1987 in Unknown place
2014-94/1: Philips 9140 'remote control' mobile phone, designed for use with System 4, made by Philips,

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2014-94/1: Philips 9140 'remote control' mobile phone, designed for use with System 4, made by Philips,
Science Museum Group Collection
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Boot mounted transceiver for Philips 9140 'remote control' mobile phone, designed for use with System 4, made by Philips, 1982-1987.

Before the first cellular mobile networks launched in Britain in 1985, British Telecom (BT) operated radiophone networks. These used similar technology to later mobile phones, but because they did not use a cellular system the numbers of users were very limited. System 4 was the last radiophone system BT operated. It was oversubscribed, which was one of the main drivers for introducing cellular mobile phone networks.

Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
2014-94/3
Materials:
electronic components, metal (unknown) and plastic (unidentified)
type:
transceiver
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Donated by John Flowers