HowTo: Running the 1G Analog Phone from 1997

Dmitrii Eliuseev
May 29 · 8 min read

Analog mobile phones were popular in the 90s and the last operators ended their service only in 2007. Is it possible to run this phone now? Let’s figure it out.

Motorola StarTAC 6000


Advanced Mobile Phone System (AMPS) standard was created by Bell Labs in 1983, these phones became popular in the 90s. This standard was a sort of first-generation cellular technology — the voice…