The sponsor of this year's Fourth of July celebration in the Inner Harbor is Cricket Communications. Doesn't sound too exciting, right? Well, starting today, the world's largest working cell phone (or WLWCP—yes, it has an acronym) will be on display at the Inner Harbor. The WLWCP, pictured, is 15 feet long, 13 feet high, and 3 feet deep—and visitors can use the phone to make actual calls and send real text messages throughout the weekend.
On the Fourth of July, there will also be a number of events, including a singing showcase, where your karaoke songs can be broadcast on YouTube (for those with thicker skin). There will also be a performance by gospel artist Jamonne Driver, various mobile-themed displays, and even a texting competition. Plus, every visitor who brings a used phone to be recycled will receive a free, reusable shopping bag.
Besides the huge cell phone on display, the night will, of course, include bigger-than-life fireworks, beginning at 9:30 p.m.
[Image: courtesy of wirelessandmobilenews.com]