The first phone was developed by Alexander
Graham Bell out of a wooden stand, a funnel, a cup of acid, and
some copper wire. Although the idea of the telephone arose in
1831, the idea of transmitting speech electronically did not arise
until 1854. It was not until 1876 before the telephone became
a reality, at this time speech had finally been electronically
sent to a receiver at the other end. One year later, the first
commercial telephone service, Bell Telephone, was established.