Didn't they cost like $1 per minute to use?my grandfather actually had a cell phone in his car in the early 80's. the hardware was under the driver seat and about the size of a home AV receiver. the phone was mounted to a stand that looked like a pickup truck floor mounted stick shift. his work paid for it. he is/was quite frugal so he was cruising around in a K-car wagon with that hooked up in it which is pretty funny in retrospect.