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    A Bit Apt

    Post by chris c on Sun Jun 25 2017, 00:21

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    Post by Jan1 on Sun Jun 25 2017, 12:53

    @chris c wrote:

    Regretfully this is 'a bit Apt'

    In this 'day and age' (gosh using that phrase I sound just like my parents did) our mobile phones are in constant use, even in moments of danger.
    I really don't know whether this is a good or bad thing ...

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    Post by chris c on Mon Jun 26 2017, 23:54

    Plus of course taking photos when you should be running for your life.
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    Post by Jan1 on Tue Jun 27 2017, 19:00

    ... yes, the photo's and videos that are out there are mind boggling.

    Mobile phones have certainly come on a lot since their introduction to the UK in 1985

    "The first mobile phone calls were made on Cellnet and Vodafone 30+ years ago.
    The companies we know as Vodafone and O2 today were Racal-Vodafone and Securicor-Cellnet back then, phones were the size of a small suitcase and only did voice. They didn’t even let you assign names to the numbers in the phonebook."
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/01/01/30_years_of_mobile/

    How things have changed over the years

    Can you/readers remember what make your first mobile phone was?

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    Post by chris c on Thu Jun 29 2017, 21:46

    Hehe, I had one in a truck once, which resembled those old Police radios they used to have on the back of their motorbikes with a full size bakelite handset and a box the size of a small suitcase.

    You couldn't actually make a phone call as such, you rang I think it was Vodafone and you left a message which they then forwarded by landline, then called you back with the reply they received.

    It cost an arm and a leg to use so was rapidly disconnected.

    A manager had an actual carphone back in the eighties which was similar in size but actually let you ring to a landline, or even another carphone if you knew anyone else who had one.

    A few people had those brick-sized mobiles.

    I spent so much time on (landline) phones at work, and at home when I was courting, that I subsequently became somewhat allergic to using them. I bought my first mobile when we were house-hunting, for which it was highly useful, and only bothered to upgrade when it finally expired. Now my all-singing all-dancing smartphone is on voicemail most of the time and I practically have to force myself to reply. At least it's easier to text on, not that I bother doing that much either.

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