From: - René -
Subject: Re: Cell Phone Overkill
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 10:13:16 +0100
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On Sat, 18 Jan 2003 23:12:16 -0800, Bruce Lane
>In article ,
>> Does anybody make a simple cell phone?
>> All I want to do is make calls and get them. I would also like an
>> address book and a real on/off switch.
>> My current cell phone has 256 functions, half of which I don't
>> understand. Who uses this crap?
> I share your frustration. I would happily trade things like color
>display and interchangeable faceplates for a unit that is built about
>half again larger than the biggest portable now available (in other
>words, something that properly fits my huge hands!), and that is designed
>to easily withstand getting rained on, dropped, etc.
There is a good solution for this.
I have kids in the portable telephone age, and they absolutely need
the latest options-laden, blue light emitting super small size trendy
telephones. Which -incidentally- they have to pay for themselves.
And as such the first generation phones they used to own (locally
called "refrigerators" due to their untrendy large size and lack of
options, games and appropriate lighting colors) are discarded.
But these "refrigerators" still work fine. Big enough to cover the
space between ear and mouth, buttons that are visible with the naked
eye, and abilities limited to call and being called.
Phones like these are thrown away on a daily base. Go to the nearest
high school collect some for free! :-)