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originally posted by: Klassified
a reply to: TrulyColorBlind
If it was so important for you to have a mobile phone before cell-phones came out, why didn't you already have a mobile phone?
You are assuming i wanted or needed one previous to cell phones. I didn't. I neither wanted or needed a mobile or cell phone prior to the early 2000's. Although I was required to carry a pager in the 90's as a manager. An annoying little piece of technology.
So many people won't answer this question when I ask it. It makes me think they don't really need a cell-phone.
Maybe it's because you're asking the question without enough information before coming to a conclusion. I work in the technology industry. I am a consultant and a field technician. I do repair, networking, system builds and maintenance, and whatever else is needed, including cell phones when necessary.
You didn't answer my question, so I'm not sure what you're disagreeing to.
I disagreed with your assessment that I did not need a cell phone, and I did answer your question.
Get the facts first, then ask follow up questions and make your conclusion, because your point is valid in a lot of cases.
No, I'm "assuming" you don't need one now, not then. Nor does anybody need one - here's why: 40 years ago, I worked at a place where they did "field" work, that is, away from the main work building. They had these things called "commercial radios" that worked like a citizen band radio, but the range was much greater. These radios worked and allowed the workers and bosses to be able to contact each other at all times and on their own private frequency. Seeing as how this was older techology and it worked, why would anybody ever need a mobile phone? It seems to me that businesses always managed to exist before cell-phones came along. EVERY type of business, even technological ones. Oddly enough, just about everyone "needs" a cell-phone these days and the fact that (I read somewhere) that 93% of people have them probably doesn't have anything to do with why everybody wants one. So, I'm not just singling you out. I think it applies to everybody. It's just the latest gadget that everybody is sure they "have" to have, when they don't really. So, please don't take it wrong.