I do own what we call a mobile phone, but in USAian is a cell phone. It is a
pay as you go basic mono phone.
I would not have one except for the killer needs:
a) that when out with the family we need a means of finding each other again after splitting up to do our own things.
b) to call a recovery service when the car breaks down
Otherwise the thing stays truned off. (In fact it is a security breach to have
one turned on in our office)
cradle (the dial is a pulse generator, but there are other means of generating
I was once working at ASWE in a secure computer room, and there was a
dial phone in the vestibule, but the dial had a lock on it to stop people
phoning out. No problemo, I just tapped out the phone numbers