National Telephone Day occurs every year on April 25. It’s a day to commemorate Alexander Graham Bell and his powerful invention—the telephone.  At Cricket Wireless, we’re also using the day to celebrate the telephone’s offspring—the smartphone.

On March 10, 1876, the first successful telephone call was made between Bell and his assistant Thomas A. Watson. Bell uttered these simple yet transformative words, “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.” With that, the telephone was born.

Since then, the telephone has continually evolved—both in terms of its capabilities and its importance in our lives. Some of the different styles of telephones include tap dialing, rotary dialing, candlestick, touch tone and cordless.

Like the telephone, the cell phone has experienced many designs and functional enhancements over the years. The world’s first commercial cell phone came to market in 1983. It weighed close to two pounds, had 30 minutes of talk time and cost just under $4,000.

Today’s cell phones are smarter, lighter, and more affordable. And we rely on them for more than just communicating. For many, our cell phones serve as our cameras, alarm clocks, navigational tool, diaries, news source, and on-the-go entertainment hub for music, books, movies, gaming and more. They also allow us to connect with people all over the world from wherever we are in the world.

For the past 23 years, Cricket has made it our business to keep our customers connected to who and what matters most using their wireless device of choice.  We offer a wide selection of devices for every lifestyle and budget, including 5G1. And when paired with one of our affordable, straightforward service plans, our customers can enjoy a high-quality wireless experience on our reliable nationwide network.

Cricket understands the importance of the cell phone and the integral role it plays in our customers’ lives. And to think it all began 146 years ago with Bell and his wonderful, world-changing invention.

Happy National Telephone Day!

1 Cricket 5G requires a compatible device and is not available everywhere. See for coverage.