In November of 1999 Randice-Lisa “Randi” Altschul was issued a series of patents for the world’s first disposable cell phone. Trademarked the Phone-Card-Phone®, the device is the thickness of three credit cards and made from recycled paper products. This is a real cell phone (outgoing messages only) with 60 minutes of calling time and a hands free attachment.
Randi Altschul’s background is in toys and games. Her first invention was the Miami Vice Game, a cops against cocaine dealers game named after the “Miami Vice” television series. Altschul also invented: the famous Barbie’s 30th Birthday Game, a wearable stuffed toy that allowed a child to make the toy give hugs, and an interesting breakfast cereal.