May 13, 1946

Bell Systems announces that car phones will make their nationwide debut in St. Louis. The early phones weighed around 80 pounds, with a massive price tag to boot.

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

Photo—very old Bell phone truck.” by Jim Legans, Jr is marked with CC BY 2.0.