The telephone is one of the most influential inventions of modern times. The first working model was produced in 1860 by Johann Reis of Germany. In 1875 and 1876, Alexander Graham Bell developed an improved working model, and in 1878, he formed the Bell Telephone Company, which later became one of the largest companies in the world. Ericsson of Sweden is often credited with the development of the modern cellular phone in 1979. Since that time, the technology behind cell phones has increased dramatically, and now more than 80 percent of the world's population has access to mobile phones. Indeed, more people now have a cellular phone than a home phone, and it is one of those inventions that most of us take for granted every day. The Phone News website comprises news and information, in the form of phone-related news headlines, summaries, and article references as well as titles, captions, descriptions, and links to phone-oriented articles and images.