If you think cell phone prices are high today, check this out. Back in 1984, the average price of a cell phone was $4,000. With a price tag that high only the very wealthy were able to afford phones that are now commonplace today. The average cost of a cell phone in 2000 was around $200. This infographic shows when the standard cell phone started to fall once the SmartPhone was introduced and communication was never the same again.