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...Hilarious Vintage Ad For Radio Shack's Hulking $799 Cell Phone—Today's Ad Brief

•, Laura Stampler
 In 1989, when the iPhone wasn't a glimmer in Apple's eye, Radio Shack was selling a state-of-the-art $799 cell phone. The jingle might be upbeat, but the phone itself is pretty heavy.  Ad Age did the math, and the $799 portable phone would be worth $1,385.71 today. At the time, Radio Shack did most of its ads in-house with Circle R Group. (Watch above)

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