A Car Radiophone service, enabling telephone calls to be made by - and to - people travelling in cars was demonstrated October 22 in Manchester.
SV Driver pan to passenger on phone.
GV Salford area pan to aerials.
LV Engineer checks repeater equipment,
TV Girls on Manchester switchboard.
SCU Radiophone girl at switchboard.
SV Radio in boot of car.
GV Manchester pan to executive in office with phone.
SV Executive deals and asks for service etc., SOUND ON FILM.
SV Radiophone switchboard girl.S.O.F.
TRAVEL SHOT...Car on road.
SV Car passenger answers phone. S.O.F.
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Background: A Car Radiophone service, enabling telephone calls to be made by - and to - people travelling in cars was demonstrated October 22 in Manchester.
The new service is to be opened by the Postmaster General, October 28, and Manchester will serve as a test area for the rest of Great Britain.
A radio station forms the vital link between the subscriber in his car and the telephone exchange. On the Manchester switchboard, a girl operator stands by to deal with radiophone calls. Cars equipped for the new service carry in the luggage boot a radio receiver and transmitter.
The Radiophone licence fee is GBP7.10.0. per quarter year, and calls cost 2/6d. for 3 minutes. There has already been a good response to the new scheme and charges are to be reduced as it becomes more popular.