yeah, ......but....

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Posted by gwk on October 14, 2002 at 22:31:50:

In Reply to: Cellular Phone Service for Trona posted by David A. Wright on October 13, 2002 at 18:16:47:

cell phones are a neat toy/tool, no doubt about it. I own one and it has it's place, however that place is not the middle of nowhere. I really hate being so dependent on that need for a repeater, roaming, billing, grid clog, and all the other crapola associated with c phones. Didn't desert rats get along fine with radio for years? Even a CB with a 10m kicker beats a cell phone hands down. No bills, and I can talk all the way to Tennessee with a little elevation, some skip, and a piece of luck. Power outages and busy grids don't bother me and many a lasting friendship has found it's way to my camp through the tip of my K40. It's intriguing to me that I'm 25 and extolling the virtues of low tech, while older generations around me are embracing an expensive, insular, and dependent form of comms for travels. Oh well, my three cents.....

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