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July 1 marked the first ever cell phone call in Canada, with a call between the mayors of Toronto and Montreal; regular Joe Canadians had the ability to get cell phone service later in the month from Bell, followed soon after by Cantel AT&T (which eventually became Rogers Wireless).

Average cost of a cell phone in 1985: $2700 ($5460 in 2015 dollars).

Average monthly bill: $830 ($1679 in 2015).