Remember when the cellphone first came out in the early 80's?. They looked like a black brick with a aerial sticking out of them!. Just wondering, what sort(brand and model) of cellphone do you guys use these days?. I think that we have gone to the other extreme in phone size these days, the new phone that I got a few weeks ago, is a bit too small to hold in my hand. But, the once touted "Yuppie-phone" is now, unfortunately an essential piece of equipment for most Trades-people these days.
I will admit that I like to have the latest and greatest toys, my cell phone is one of them. I got one of those camera phones, the LG-VX6000 and its great, I have used it for work a few times, if a project manager has a question about something it is a lot easier to snap off a picture and it shows up in his e-mail inbox 30 seconds later than to take 20 minutes trying to explain why I can't mount an enclosure where he wants it. I am also keeping my eyes open for violations on the street.....
Mike, I've run the gamut. Being tied closely to radios, I had a radio phone in the early 80's, got a "bag" cell ($1,100.00) mid 80's and gave them to about half my guys when in business.
The last 5 years it's been nothing but Nextels, FAR handier than a regular phone. Mine have always been a part of my job, and given to me by the people I've worked for, but I recently bought one and gave it to my son. He travels about a bit, and I use it for long distance since it's LOADS cheaper than the ole twisted pair.
Re: Cellphone?#30264 10/10/0303:56 AM10/10/0303:56 AM
George, Being a Hand-Held(2m and 70cm) Ham, the cellphone has taken away the "Secret Agent" aspect of the hobby. With a guy talking into a radio transmitter, we used to have an element of espionage or spy-work.
Re: Cellphone?#30266 10/10/0306:42 AM10/10/0306:42 AM
I'm a 2 cell phone guy. I've got a very small Nokia that I've had about 5 years. Also about 3 years ago I switch us over to Nextel, but couldn't give up my regular cell because too many people call that number. My Nextel is a Motorola i90.
My first phone was also a bag phone in the early 90's.
Thread Jack - Does anybody still use a pager?
Re: Cellphone?#30267 10/10/0310:44 AM10/10/0310:44 AM