It's difficult to believe it but the first mobile phone call in the U.K. was made on January 1st 1985.
They have become such a part of modern life that it is hard to remember when being out of the house meant being out of contact unless you could find a phone box or an open pub Yes, pubs only used to be open between 11 and 3, and then again in the evening.
I guess the younger generation will be wondering how we managed to connect to the World Wide Web without mobiles... Sorry guys, it wasn't invented until 1989!
You can find the background to the phone story in today's Guardian.