strangeguitar: Can you hear me now?..................FROM THE GRAVE!!/got nuthin'
joeflood: The substance of the call is most certainly not lost. Cooper dialed his counterpart at AT&T in the single most epic case of epicality ever.
sdd2000: Hardly accurate. The old Bell system had mobile VHF radiotelephone service that linked to POTS service in the 1940's. The IMTS service which included a brief case phone was around in the 1960s. The first cellular call maybe was made 40 years ago.
id10ts: My first "chellular" telephonic device, circa 1993.Damned thing was nearly 8 pounds and I know the antenna is partly responsible for my baldness.[2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x451]
alabasterblack: This was my first cell, got it in 1996.[keiththegreen.files.wordpress.com image 140x326]Motorola DPC550, totally pimp flip phone.
Clemkadidlefark: " ... press Star if you want to send a fax ...""WTF is a fax?" he asked into the giant thing he was holding to his head ...
MugzyBrown: Clemkadidlefark: " ... press Star if you want to send a fax ...""WTF is a fax?" he asked into the giant thing he was holding to his head ...Faxes are 19th century technology
mrmopar5287: Even into the mid-200s I can remember using the huge analog bag phones when I worked on a cattle ranch in New Mexico. WATTS of power means the calls go through even in difficult reception areas.So when the FCC allowed mobile phone operators to shut down the analog networks there was a pretty big outcry in that area I worked because it meant mobile phone coverage was going to be completely turned off for a lot of people. The carriers replied with "Digital phones are much better, try one of those" and the only response the ranchers could give was that fancy digital phones don't mean jack when you can't get a call to go through PERIOD because you are out on the range, or in a valley.
mrmopar5287: Even into the mid-200s I can remember using the huge analog bag phones when I worked on a cattle ranch in New Mexico.
felching pen: Come here, Watson, I nee-
JohnAnnArbor: Did they go to Iridium phones? Expensive, but work anywhere you can see sky.
mrmopar5287: JohnAnnArbor: Did they go to Iridium phones? Expensive, but work anywhere you can see sky.Not that I know of (haven't been back there to ask any of the locals). Cattle ranching didn't bring in the money to pay for things like that.
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