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  •  Does anyone remember when your cell phone (3+ / 0-)
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    Mannie, PHScott, earicicle

    was attached to your car?  I do.  The cell phone reception that we got at that time far surpasses the reception we get now.  We are going backwards.

    My husband recently had a conversation with a Verizon representative.  He told them that our household had been a multiple cell phone user for over 20 years, and the reception has never been worse than it is now.

    WTF?

    •  What you are describing (3+ / 0-)
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      JeffW, twigg, ipsos

      is the difference between analog (a lot better range, dealt with obstacle better) versus digital (which can transmit much higher data)

      The old analog cell phone is a thing of the past and isn't coming back

      Never underestimate stupid. Stupid is how reTHUGlicans win!

      by Mannie on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 05:20:46 PM PDT

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      •  Also ... (1+ / 0-)
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        Mannie

        The output power those things transmitted at was sufficient to fry chicken.

        Modern phones could barely crisp a mosquito.

        They are, actually, technically superb devices.

        I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
        but I fear we will remain Democrats.

        Who is twigg?

        by twigg on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 05:55:13 PM PDT

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