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Operator, please?

Posted by on April 18, 2011

Ryan was explaining the capabilities of the new IPhone to me. The apps (applications) that are integral with the purchase is far more than expected but the possibilities are limitless. The graphics on a simulated soccer game amazed me. All this got me to thinking about our first cell phone, known as a car phone back then. Remember, it had to be plugged into the cigarette lighter in the dash. I don’t believe a vehicle comes with those anymore, relenting to the much highly used 12 volt DC receptacle. Nevertheless, the phone was the size of a regualar house phone and came in a bag. You set it on the console or either side of the transmission hump in the rear seats. That’s because you only used this behemouth in an emergency. My son had no idea what I was talking about and then I spied the glass box with the folding front door. I hadn’t seen one of these in years and this one was still operational, although the growth on the outside suggested otherwise. I’m dating myself, but for some reason I was drawn to this relic and had to have it in my porfolio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Responses to Operator, please?

  1. Debbie

    The olde phone boothe, lol….Greene County still has em, and still being used, lol……and I believe that if you ask, your sister inlaw still has her “bag phone” a much talked about possesion in her car. I, on the other hand, was one of the hold outs, who fought the modern technology, said I’d never have a computer, or a cell phone, and really don’t feel very safe or comfortable without either now, lol…….famous last words, huh? Happy Trails to you~

  2. Mandy

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