Advertisers trying to convince us that a cell phone is the perfect gift aren’t anything new. They date back to early in the cellular era: back when a phone that you could pick up and move from one car to another was new and exciting. Sure, it wasn’t the first cell phone sold to the public, but it was a reasonably-priced one. Instead of being tied to one car, you can carry around in one leather-ish bag less equipment that we can now carry around in a front pocket.
Merry Christmas 1992!
Thanks to Paxton Holley for sharing this image in the Consumerist Flickr pool.