The cell phone turns 30 Summary: On the 30th anniversary of the first call made on a cellular handset, CNET's Brian Cooley speaks with the "father of the cell phone" about that historic day--and how far we've come since. April 2, 2003 -- 23:44 GMT (15:44 PST) Loading... Please wait. Topics: Telcos, Mobility Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.