TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Metroliner "Cell" Service

Re: Metroliner "Cell" Service

Mr Joseph Singer (
Wed, 20 Jun 2007 17:07:42 PDT

Lisa Hancock wrote:

> The phones on the new Metroliner train (introduced 1969) were an
> early type of cellular service (albeit huge cells), but the
> principle of automatic handoff of call from one cell to the next was
> proven with that. To the caller, the phone was a standard pay phone
> with dial direct service. Somewhere online is a Bell Labs article
> describing it. Neat little system.

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