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They're following you with your cell phone

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 2muchcoffeeman, May 18, 2008.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member


    UK paper, but San Francisco dateline.

  2. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    I've been saying this for 10 years.

    Have never owned one, my survivors will have to place one in my dead right hand (and a golf club in the other.)
  3. I would be more fearful of this if I could ever get cell phone reception inside a grocery store.

    I mean, this is the one place where I need a cell phone - "Honey, did you want the absorbent or extra-absorbent panty-liners" - but I can never get reception.
  4. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Same thing with Garmin. The second you register your GPS device, the people there know where your device (and most like you) is/are at every moment. Kind of creepy. Granted, we're all going to be microchipped in 15 years anyway.
  5. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    It didn't say if it works when the phone is turned off, which seems such an obvious thing to ask.
  6. How does anyone in the news business not live with their cell phone?
  7. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    I don't have one. I have voice mail I can check from home or a pay phone. Leave a message.

    I have email I can check from my home or courtside. Leave a message.

    I'm not tied to this job 24/7.

    If I was covering a major pro beat, I might consider getting a cell. or, if work paid for one, I'd accept it.

    Until then, forget it.

    My "mobile phone bill" in 2007 (i.e. money spent on pay phones) was $1.50. Sure a lot cheaper than a monthly bill.
  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    I haven't seen a pay phone in 2-1/2 years.
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    HA! I thought it was just my local grocery store.

    Wife: "I tried calling you three times, why didn't you pick up?"
    Me: "You did?"

    Happens at least once a week.
  10. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    What if the business doesn't have windows? Because I'm good if they can't get through the walls.
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    I have a cell phone only because I have a beat and it's work-provided. I don't use it for much more.

    I just don't understand how people can live by their cell phones 24-7.
  12. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    You gotta look hard, but they're around.
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