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November 24, 2003

Answer the phone "Most U.S. cell phone users now can switch to a new wireless service without losing their telephone number..."

I guess this is just yet another example of how I'm different than everyone else, cause I have no desire to keep my phone number. As a matter of fact, changing numbers every now and then seems, to me, like a good thing.

The other cellphone thing I don't understand, is these "walkie-talkie" phones. The cell companies pitch them as making it easier to reach someone, but if someone doesn't want to talk, then how does this walkie-talkie thing keep them from turning off the phone, or ignoring it, just like they'd do with a "regular" phone.

Plus -- and this is huge -- the walkie-talkie phones are an amplified example of all that's annoying about cellphone use in public places. I get to hear the guy standing there yelling into the phone, I hear the person on the other end too, AND I hear that obnoxious signature beep-beep.

But people must be attracted to this feature cause so many phone companies are using it in their ads, but I just don't get it.

Posted by jghiii at November 24, 2003 12:22 PM