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Cellphone Idea [Aug. 19th, 2002|01:19 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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When I'm out, I like to keep my cellphone on vibrate, as there are enough people polluting the air with their dumb ring tones.

When I'm home, I don't want to wear my cellphone to feel the vibrate.

When I get home, I don't want to change my phone settings to an incredibly loud ring I can hear everywhere, and then possible forget to switch back later when I leave in a rush.

Here's what I want:

I want to come home, plop my cellphone on a charger/ring station that's tied in with my house phone system. When my cellphone rings, it rings all the phones in the house, and I can pick up any of them, and talk through my cellphone.

Is this too much to ask for? Could I make such a thing, I wonder?

My car's in for service. I got 3 hours of sleep. I rode my bike all over ... it was fun. I'm tired.
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[User Picture]From: firelegend
2002-08-19 01:25 pm (UTC)

wireless phone network

welp you can do that now if your cell phone service offers call forwarding. You would just have to have it to it automatically when it detects your phone in the holster, wich i have never heard of, but I HAVE heard of that being done with a wireless detection of your phone...

Erricson many moons ago was wanting to do this and claimed they were doing it.. they would have a wireless network. When you stepped into out office area the .. er.. well it knew you were in the office area so it switched all email to come to your PC. when you left the office and it didn't detect the phone, it would send email to the phone instead. I think it was switched so calls came to your office phone, but all this was done with call forwarding.

I learned about this at SuperCom in atlanta some 3 years ago! Back when bluetooth was the new buzzwerd.
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From: ex_neville87
2002-08-19 01:26 pm (UTC)

actually...

A few places do make such a device.
I think they're only available for certain phones, but I know I've heard of that before, because someone pointed me to the website for them before.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-08-19 01:28 pm (UTC)

Re: actually...

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[User Picture]From: perpetualmotion
2002-08-19 01:43 pm (UTC)
I believe Siemens made phones like that, both cellular and DECT, that would connect to your DECT base when you get in range... Mmmm *tries to remember*
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[User Picture]From: davidfrey
2002-08-19 01:47 pm (UTC)
Well, if you ever do find a way let me know.. I'd love to do that myself. Perhaps there are some cell phone hacks that allow you to program a custom macro for call-forwarding.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-08-19 01:58 pm (UTC)
Doesn't call-forwarding cost extra, though?

I actually want the phone/base-station to send the voltage into the phone circuit to ring the phones...

If call-forwarding is free (I doubt it, seems like a lot of overhead for them), then it wouldn't really matter.
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[User Picture]From: jwz
2002-08-19 02:06 pm (UTC)
I've seen these gizmos that are pens that light up/blink when your cell phone rings. I don't know whether they somehow detect the phone if it's within range, or whether they actually have minimal cell receivers in them themselves -- but I guess you could get one of those and cannibalize it (use the LED voltage to drive some other device.)
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[User Picture]From: gorgonous
2002-08-19 04:45 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-08-19 05:54 pm (UTC)
HELL YES!

Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: marcuso
2002-08-20 01:06 pm (UTC)
I just want a cel phone surgically implanted in my head. I say "Phone On - Call BradFitz". and talk as normal....
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