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Old Jul 24th, 2010, 01:38 PM   #11
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I have to admit that I have never owned a cell phone. I have borrowed some for a few short local calls when I was in a supermarket and wanted to know if we needed more milk, but I have little need for one. My son wants to sell me his old cell phone so that he can get an iPhone, but is frustrated when I tell him that I don't need one.
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Old Jul 24th, 2010, 01:50 PM   #12
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I have to admit that I have never owned a cell phone. I have borrowed some for a few short local calls when I was in a supermarket and wanted to know if we needed more milk, but I have little need for one. My son wants to sell me his old cell phone so that he can get an iPhone, but is frustrated when I tell him that I don't need one.
Perhaps, Dr. G., he can sweeten the deal with a Doxie Cell Phone Pouch or Doxie Cell Phone Charm:
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Old Jul 24th, 2010, 03:11 PM   #13
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MF, my wife has an array of doxie charms, but she might like that Doxie Cell Phone Pouch for her cell phone. As for me, I shall remain cell phoneless. Others need them far more than me. Now, bring about an iPad in which you might highlight or underline text from a downloaded book or online notes, and I shall be first in line for that device. We shall see.
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Old Jul 24th, 2010, 06:22 PM   #14
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My first phone was a Motorola v220. Was a sturdy little phone.
Then after that I got a Sony w810
After that I got a Balackberry 8130 Pearl. Never really liked the phone. In fact Its gone now too. I'm waiting for my 32GB iPone 3GS to show up!
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Old Jul 25th, 2010, 09:25 PM   #15
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I worked at NovAtel from 1987 - 1994, so I got to use a wide assortment of early cell phones. Most of them were "bag phones" similar to this:
http://andrew.daviel.org/novatel-brick.jpg

I also used a number of "Aurora-400" phones which were even larger - but much more powerful, with greater range. The Aurora phones had automated call processing, and frequency reuse - but no handoff.

Good thing I wasn't paying for phones or airtime, as SINC has pointed out both were very expensive in that era.

I remember one presentation in the late '80s or early '90s where the presenter claimed that once phones came down to a certain size and price, everyone would want one and they would even start to replace land lines as when you call a mobile phone you are calling the person you wish to speak to, rather than a location. Many were skeptical at the time, but that is pretty much how things have played out.
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Old Jul 25th, 2010, 09:41 PM   #16
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My first cell phone was a Motorola flip phone. I think it was the 550.
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