10 March : First phone call was made

Smartphones know everything about you. But do you know, the journey to these smartphone began more than a century ago.

142 years ago today in 1876, the first successful telephone call was made. The first words said on phone was “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.”

Alexander Graham Bell’s notebook entry of March 10, 1876 says:

I then shouted into M [the mouthpiece] the following sentence: “Mr. Watson, come here — I want to see you.”
To my delight he came and declared that he had heard and understood what I said.

I asked him to repeat the words.
He answered – “You said ‘Mr. Watson — come here — I want to see you.’”

We then changed places and I listened at S [the speaker] while Mr. Watson read a few passages from a book into the mouthpiece M. It was certainly the case that articulate sounds proceeded from S. The effect was loud but indistinct and muffled.

Alexander Graham Bell got patent for an invention he called the Telephone just 3 days before he made the first phone call, i.e. 7 March, 1876.
Bell was born into a family deeply interested in speech and hearing. Both his father and grandfather were teachers of elocution, and throughout his life Bell had a keen interest in teaching the deaf to speak. Both his mother and the woman he married–Mabel Hubbard, one of his pupils–were deaf.

टेलीफोन से स्मार्टफोन तक… दुनिया बदल गई है… इंसान बदल गए हैं… लेकिन एक चीज़ जो नहीं बदली वो है फोन पर बात करने का तरीका… वक्त के साथ फोन पर बात करना आम हो गया है, लेकिन इस आम चीज़ को टेलीफोन के आविष्कारक एलेक्ज़ैंडर ग्राहम बेल ने आज से 142 साल पहले ख़ास बनाया था। आज पहली बार बेल ने खुद अपने आविष्कार टेलीफोन पर बात की थी। उन्होंने फोन पर अपने सहायक से बात की। फोन पर बोले गए पहले शब्द थे – “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.”
शब्द कोई भी हो… भावना ऐसी थी जिसने इस क्रांतिकारी खोज को आम और खास सबके लिए ज़रूरत का रूप दे दिया… आज ये ऐसी ज़रूरत है जिसे कोई नज़रअंदाज़ नहीं कर सकता। और आने वाले अगले डेढ़ सौ सालों तक भी इसका रूप बदलता रहेगा, लेकिन ज़रूरत नहीं।