– Iris, you finally
got your cell phone! Want me to give
you some advice? – No, thanks.
I got it. (Camera clicking) Oh! What was that? (Laughing) – Your first selfie. Yeesh! Not so
flattering, huh? – You know I’m not
photogenic. Ugh! (Wooshing sound) – Oops! Just went
to all your contacts. – What? Oh no!
No, no, no! I have my high school crush,
Matthew, on there. – Rookie move. – Ugh!
I hate you! (Phone chiming) – (Woman on recording):
Voice message sentto Matthew Parker.(Screaming) – Hey! (Laughing) – Huh? Oh! (Screaming) – Hey, Cathon! Did you know that
before we had telephones, we kept in touch
using carrier pigeons? – Top priority message! The fate of the world
is in the balance. – Tweet, tweet! Now there’s
a pretty little birdie. (Cooing) – It wasn’t a very good system. The messages hardly
ever made it. – The first network
of telephones was more efficient
than pigeons, but it wasn’t
quite perfect. – Right, all phone calls went through the
switchboard operator. – Operator. – Quick! Our house is
on fire, 52 Orchard. – The Orchard,
I’ll connect you. – Hello, Oscar’s Orchard.
– What? Is this the firehouse? – Nope, wrong number.
– Hello? Hello? – In 1980, Martin Cooper
invented the cellular phone. It weighed over 2 pounds
and cost around $4,000. – For realz? – And get a
load of this: It took over 10 hours
to charge it. It ruined a
lot of lives. – We won’t make it to the
Santa Parade after all. Daddy’s phone
is still charging. (Crying) – Anyhoo, you’re gonna
love having your own phone. We’ll be able to text each
other whenever we want. We don’t have to
miss out on anything. We can text in restaurants, walking down the street… (Horns honking) (Sirens wailing) …and even from the hospital. (Machine beeping) – Another fun thing is
choosing your own ringtone. There’s something
for everyone. And mine is
super cool. You’ll love it.
Give me a call. – OK, hold on. (Farting sounds) So mature! (Laughing) (Sighing) I think our work
is done here. (Farting) You getting that?
– Uh, no, that wasn’t my phone. – Ugh, yuck! – And one more thing: Don’t believe
everything you hear. Closed Captions: MELS