This Radio Shack cellular phone, look at the size and look at the price! and the per-minute rate was prohibitive. RadioShack was started as “Radio Shack” in 1921 by two brothers, Theodore and Milton Deutschmann, who wanted to provide equipment for the then-nascent field of amateur, or ham radio. The brothers opened a one-store retail and mail-order operation in the heart of downtown Boston at 46 Brattle Street. They chose the name “Radio Shack”, which was the term for a small, wooden structure that housed a ship’s radio equipment.
Radio Shack Cellular Phone Commercial 1989