From the earliest primitive means of communication through distinct yet complex sounds to present day advances in telephony and the Internet, the various means of interaction are constantly being upgraded because we are becoming even more impatient, and everything around us just needs to move at our pace.
For the first 15 years or so of their existence, cell phones were clunky devices which could only be used to make voice calls - which were frequently dropped.
Remember these GIANT things?? ...The Model T of cell phones, The 1983 Motorola Dynatac:
If you'd like to go on a quick side tangent, check out The Evolution of Cell Phones.
Anyway, these first cell phones were considered first-generation or “1G” phones. Then came 2G, which brought us the wonders of text messaging. 3G was a huge leap forward, making internet access completely mobile, and now most of us living in industrialized nations using 4G phones, which bring us the speed we’ve grown accustomed to.