A motorcycle fitted out to look like a giant telephone in an effort by the GPO to bring home to the public the importance of the phone. The dial on the wheel bears the slogan, “The World at Your Finger Tips”. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 20th June 1932

A telephone operator at the Central Office wears a portable headset made by the American Bell Telephone Company, 1923. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

From left to right, British Commander Sir John Dill (1881–1944), US General George Marshall (1880–1959) and Admiral Louis Mountbatten (1900–1979) during World War II, circa 1942. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The GPO Mobile Call Office Unit, primarily designed to meet emergency needs, in the car park of the Royal Festival Hall, London. (Photo by Monty Fresco Jnr/Getty Images). 1955

A portable radio-telephone which can dial into telephone systems, developed by Pye Telecommunications, being demonstrated at an exhibition “Communications Today, Tomorrow and the Future'” at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London. (Photo by Stacey/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 11th April 1972

Sigue Sigue Sputnik bassist Tony James with his girlfriend Janet Street Porter, 1986. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

The Toshiba company's new videophone, the Model 500 View Phone, being tested at the company's Tokyo headquarters, 6th May 1968. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

French singer and actor Johnny Hallyday in a scene from the film “Point de Chute” (aka “Falling Point”), 28th May 1970. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds the new iPhone 4 after he delivered the opening keynote address at the 2010 Apple World Wide Developers conference June 7, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Jobs kicked off the annual WWDC with the official unveiling of the latest version of the iPhone. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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