[NTLK] OT: Cell phones
romad at mac.com
Sat Dec 30 15:40:27 EST 2017
I got my first cell right after I saw an accident and had no way to report
it. We would move it from car to car. Then we got a second one for the
other car. I then got a Motorola flip phone, then an iPhone when they came
out. When the analog cell networks were shut off in 2008, we got the
Jitterbug Dial to replace the analog phone in my wife's car.
Dennis B. Swaney
"I think, therefore I Mac"
On Sat, Dec 30, 2017 at 12:29 PM, Forrest <newton_phoenix at mindspring.com>
> “So if you just want a basic phone for emergencies, get the Jitterbug Flip.
> However they do make a Jitterbug slab smartphone also, if you prefer that.”
> The other day when recalling an event from the past I paused to stop and
> think: what was it like before cellphones?
> Of course as someone born in the late 1950s it’s not hard to remember
> those times. But it gets much more difficult to recall the time when they
> first started showing up everywhere.
> I recall getting my first cellphone in 1995 as part of a promotion from
> the local phone company. It was offered for free, did not offer free long
> distance (unlike today) and featured only a (relatively) small amount of
> minutes per month. As both Dennis and BCD have pointed out, it was meant
> for emergencies only, dammit, no long chats. Do that when you get home on
> your landline phone, or back at the office. They were obviously testing the
> waters of this whole new cellphone thing.
> I can recall when I first started seeing web addresses (URLs) being
> featured in TV advertising: 1998. Much harder to recall exactly when, for
> many people, it was becoming clear that you HAD to have a cellphone
> (family, friends wanted to stay in better touch), and not just for your job.
> It’s becoming easier to imagine a home without a television than one
> without at least one cellphone in it.
> Sent from my T-Mobile iPhone 6S Plus
> > On Dec 30, 2017, at 10:18 AM, Dennis Swaney <romad at mac.com> wrote:
> > So if you just want a basic phone for emergencies, get the Jitterbug
> > However they do make a Jitterbug slab smartphone also, if you prefer
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