The story of the cordless phone begins in the 1960s, a time of
rapid technological innovation and change.
It was in this era that George Sweigert, an amateur radio
operator and inventor, dreamed up the concept of a telephone
without the traditional cord tethering it to the wall.
Sweigert, who later worked as a field test engineer for
Automatic Electric Laboratories, envisioned a phone that
operated using radio frequencies, freeing users from the
constraints of a corded connection. This idea led to the
development of the cordless phone.
Sweigert's invention was not initially recognized by the
telecommunications industry. However, the patent he filed in
1966 for a "full duplex wireless communications apparatus",
essentially a cordless telephone, was eventually granted in
This was a pioneering moment in the history of
telecommunication, marking the birth of a device that would
revolutionize how we communicate.