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Re: Cellphone Technology Takes A Giant Step BACKWARDS #68529 08/11/06 04:10 PM
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...microwave oven...

mxslick, a gem! [Linked Image] Couldn't see the rest of your post through the tears of laughter!

BTW I don't have a mobile phone either, so that's 2 of us. If I wanted to cook what few brain-cells I have remaining, I'd shove my head under the grill.

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Re: Cellphone Technology Takes A Giant Step BACKWARDS #68530 08/11/06 04:26 PM
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jraef & e57 are correct. You're asking the [old/obsolete] wrong question.

All systems have phones that'll beep/vib when someone leaves a message. You don't need a pager anymore.

Re: Cellphone Technology Takes A Giant Step BACKWARDS #68531 08/12/06 01:58 AM
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Thank you, Mr. Belson!! [Linked Image]

I wouldn't be too surprised if any of those bizarre functions I mentioned eventually do show up!!

Now if I can locate a cell phone that'll automatically pay my taxes....on the provider's monies.... [Linked Image]


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Re: Cellphone Technology Takes A Giant Step BACKWARDS #68532 08/12/06 07:03 AM
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Heck, cell phones have steadily become worthless pieces of dog doodie since it has become "hip" to have your camera/Video Recorder/MP3 player/day planner/dog walker/back scratcher/microwave oven/photo album, etc. in your cell phone!!
You clearly haven't discovered the joys of a full converged smartphone! Once you go Treo, you'll never go back. Shoot, I can even browse & post to this forum on it. And if I didn't have to worry about security regulations (stupid workplace ban on camera phones), it would be my digital camera/camcorder to- as it is, I have a separate digital camera/camcorder about the same size that I also have to carry. All the devices now share so much of the same components- why carry 2 batteries, 2 CPUs, 2 memory cards, 2 shiny metal cases, 2 LCDs, etc, when you scan slap a lens on a cell phone and an antenna on a PDA and have one awesome device that's actually smaller than my "just plain cell phone" was 4 years ago?

Really, who needs pagers anymore when you can get full-up email pushed right to your phone?

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Re: Cellphone Technology Takes A Giant Step BACKWARDS #68533 08/12/06 02:47 PM
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O.k. Steve, but how well does the PHONE work? [Linked Image]

Range, clarity, ability to actually hear it ring, sound quality? [Linked Image]

Back to you... [Linked Image]


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Re: Cellphone Technology Takes A Giant Step BACKWARDS #68534 08/12/06 11:09 PM
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I agree about the phone part. My wife has a blackberry/phone/nextel but she has to stand on the roof of her truck sometimes to get a signal. The guys with the old nextel "brick" are sitting next to her in the truck talking.
Important distinction on a rainy day.


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Re: Cellphone Technology Takes A Giant Step BACKWARDS #68535 08/13/06 12:15 AM
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The Treo actually works pretty well as a phone, mxslick, and has an excellent speakerphone to boot! That it feels like a phone and is comfortable to talk on was a main reason I chose it over so many of the bricks out there on the market. Reception is about the same as any other phone- my only complaint is that the antenna can't be extended for greater gain.

Re: Cellphone Technology Takes A Giant Step BACKWARDS #68536 08/13/06 01:17 PM
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I went to the cingular store yesterday and got my new phone. After very one at cingular assured me that there was no such thing as pager alert I was going through the voicemail options and I found voice mail notification.It works the same way my old system did except the pager displays "1PAGE" rather than my cellphone number. Life is grate again .NOW IF I CAN JUST FIGURE OUT HOW TO USE THE NEW CELLPHONE

Re: Cellphone Technology Takes A Giant Step BACKWARDS #68537 08/13/06 01:36 PM
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Thanks for the info, Steve..I'll see if my provider can set me up with one.... [Linked Image]


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