The introduction of the wireless or cellular phone in 1985 gave people a new life of mobility. Canadians were early adopters as cell phones became one of the fastest growing consumer products in history.
As of 2003, over 12 million Canadians subscribed to a mobile phone service. By 2005, it is estimated that more than half of all Canadians will be cell phone users.
The animation is a self-advancing slide show of images of various kinds of telecommunications technology, with two columns of dates to allow the viewer to jump to images and years at will. Each year represents a significant advance in telecommunications technology.