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RadioShack Commercial From 1989 for the “Most Powerful, Transportable, Cellular Phone System” is Awesome

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“Go where you wanna go, call when you wanna call!” Sing it with me!

Cheers Josh!

  • KRS_Won

    Who was driving the boat?

    • Sp4rxx

      he was calling up the manufacturer to mail him a manual since the boat didn’t come with one….

  • Jive Turkey

    Do this be one of dem free Obama phones? I needs to be gettin’ me one.

  • socalrailroader

    Yep, and 23 years from now our cell phones will look just as outdated, I don’t get this “let’s make fun of old tech by comparing it to today’s tech”. It was those “big things” that made the “little things” possible :)

  • ScottM

    Holy crap, I actually had one of those. That was my first “cell phone”. Brings back a lot of memories, mostly bad memories…

  • cheezer88

    Only 799…after you save 350.

  • TheKenDroid4

    If I had that battery purse for my T-bolt, I’ll bet I could make it past four hours without a recharge.

  • easy1jay

    The next big thing is already here?

  • faber

    lol, comments crack me up

  • faber

    lol….comment s crack me up

  • eddy

    nice mustache!! Matches nicely with the phone

  • John Jenness

    Wow, $799 back then might as well have been a million bucks!

  • abqnm

    Verizon is announcing this next week as the Motorola Droid BRIK.

  • S2556

    I sure hope Verizon doesn’t pass on this one!!

  • Clint O

    Can we get an AOKP port please?

  • Executor 32

    My mom used to have a ridiculously big Radio Shack phone like that back in 1995, when she was doing a weekend paper route for extra Christmas cash. It came with a carry bag, though, which had separate compartments for the cellular radio and the battery (the biggest part of the phone), with a magnetic thing on the outside of the bag to clip the corded handset on.

  • redman479

    Lol

  • ddevito

    Can it be rooted?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Angel-Luis-Gonzalez-III/591224353 Angel Luis Gonzalez III

    Still have this phone, didn’t want to lose my unlimited data

  • XvierX

    I’ll wait for the “developer edition”. =p

  • nightscout13

    $799?? After $340 savings? And people are bitchin about a $200 upgrade cost…..

    • http://twitter.com/davidbavin David Bavin

      That was 23 years ago bro. Times change.

    • abqnm

      With inflation, that comes to $1484.46…
      And just for reference, the $199 upgrade cost would have been $107.11 in 1989.

  • talkdj

    I had one of those (I also had a moto 10 channel head end with a harris transmitter) was it a mittsubishi or an audiovox? Don’t remember…..still wish I had my Moto brick phone like the one Michael Dougals used on the beach watching the sun come up in the movie Wall Street, I loved that phone.

  • duke69111

    I wonder if this thing actually go signal anywhere?

    • kendokan

      You’d be surprised how much better voice quality we got back then.

  • Diablo81588

    All month battery life!

  • JoeTi

    That’s awesome!! It would surprise you how many bag phones I sold in 2008 that were not all that much smaller.

  • Work Procrastinator

    Interesting that the price of a phone is about the same price after all these years.

    • kendokan

      Capabilities aren’t though. Back then? No screen. No data. No texting. No cameras. No Bluetooth. No call waiting. You could make a phone call, and you could receive a phone call. And… yeah, that was it.

  • Steve S

    I don’t know what is more amazing…that phone or the fact that Radio Shack is still in business!

  • Leo

    Business is slow today huh lol

  • RoadsterHD1

    Don’t make them like that anymore. Good times!!!

  • RoadsterHD1

    I just upgraded from that. It was a great phone. ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/princesation Prince Dela Cruz

    and people still complain about the prices for current phones … just be happy your money isn’t going towards bricks !

  • HuskerHog

    I had one of these that would only connect to the cigarette light in the car.

  • http://twitter.com/g1701gst Greg

    I think it has a bigger battery than my MAXX!

    • talkdj

      I think it has a bigger battery than my ‘vette!

  • schmaltzy

    Still better than an iPhone!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.niven.1 Kevin Niven

    Wow that makes my Motorola Razr look kick ass!!

  • http://twitter.com/garagelogician Jeff C

    Look how far we’ve come.

    Isn’t capitalism and the profit motive great?

  • http://bit.ly/n77abtme Nate

    I wonder what coverage and speeds were at that time? lol

  • HotRodJohnson

    Radio Shack Nexus!

  • jroth

    Does this support Tethering at .00001kbs?

  • Don Demon

    Im feeling old.

  • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

    Still a better map than iOS Maps.

  • Tony Byatt

    I love the top comment for that video…

  • Baconator

    Ya! Save $340 :-D TAKE MY MONEY!

  • DanWazz

    Activated this through Pacific Bell, so I could “reach out and touch someone.”

  • al brown

    hell, bet it gets ICS before the bionic

    • shehippie

      LOL…you seriously just made me choke on my coffee! :p

    • leoingle

      You sir win the comment of the week. Tell him what’s he’s won Bob!

    • S.Ober

      WTF is Radio Shack

    • Jonbo298

      Darnit, I’m only the 99th one to upvote this. So much win

    • CopierITGuy

      Best…
      Comment…
      EVER!!!

  • richard melcher

    If I could get 4G at work I would carry around a box that big.

  • Chris Marquardt

    OMG I remember when those first came out. The “Brick” was the in thing back then. Just after your TV remote control was your kids. Thanks for reminding me how old I am :)

    • kendokan

      The Motorola brick was my first cellular phone. Frankly the digital coverage is just now getting to the point where it’s as reliable as the old analog networks.

  • Sven Enterlein

    Most excellent and transportable. Two people required. The word “carrier” gets a completely new meaning! (and I love the bubbly Radio Shack logo)

  • ace

    Haha…My dad had one of those huge Motorola bag phones. It looked like a purse.

    • Telly S

      It probably was a purse and he told you it was a phone. Did the color of his purse match his high heels, er, work boots?

  • T4rd

    I still have mine. Sitting my my upgrade to see what’s around the corner because that’s what everyone keeps telling me to do.

  • Michael G

    Bet it received Jelly Bean before the Nexus.

    • TomStieger

      Before the Bionic gets ICS you mean!

      • Michael G

        lol Will it ever?!