Ring Up the Past With These Vintage Radio Shack Cellphone Ads

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1987: For the low, low price of $1399.00, you can call dad at the construction site while cruising in the station wagon.

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As you play with your tall and shiny new iPhone 5, you might find it challenging to remember a time when cell phones didn't slip right into your back pocket. A time when mobile phone technology required lugging around a portable power pack that came outfitted with a shoulder strap in case your arm grew tired.

Before AT&T, Sprint and Verizon had retail outlets on every block, Radio Shack was the place to pick up a cell phone. Be it a brick or a clunky car variety, the Shack had all your cell phone needs covered.

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We power packed our way through the YouTube depths to dig up a collection of vintage Radio Shack cell phone commercials that will have you feeling pangs of technology nostalgia.

This story originally published on Mashable here.

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