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    So, why for? - Talking into a cellphone like a walkie-talkie?

    I know it's probably been discussed. But I've been away for a while, so entertain me...

    Why do people do this? You see them grab the phone like a transceiver, tilt the earpiece away from them, bring the mic in close to their mouths and speak (sometimes, shout), then tilt the earpiece back to the ear and the mic away from their mouthes so they can hear the response. And the whole conversation goes that way... why?

    I never used to think about it much until I started working for VzW and I see some of my pairs do this and I just stare on... I don't get it...

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    Sometimes in loud environments the person can't hear you on the other line if you don't speak directly into the receiver. At least that's the reason why I do that sometimes.

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    I've seen people turn on speakerphone and actually used it like a walkie talkie.
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    Unless you're on a Nextel (or some device with PTT), it looks pretty stupid. I do understand the loud environment thing, as it does seem to help, but that's when I start texting


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    I can also understand being in a loud environment, but it still doesn't seem productive. Text, shoot an e-mail, call later... I dunno. As much as I like wireless technology, talking on the actual phone has never appealed to me. To each their own.

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    Some people don't have text or data plans.

    And even if you have a text plan, the person on the receiving end may not; in which case Robbers charges them to receive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Calhoun View Post
    I can also understand being in a loud environment, but it still doesn't seem productive. Text, shoot an e-mail, call later... I dunno. As much as I like wireless technology, talking on the actual phone has never appealed to me. To each their own.
    I'm the same way, except while driving of course. Most of the guys I work with prefer a phone call though so that doesn't help me. Well, my boss is good with SMS (unless it's important, of course) so that's a plus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deke218 View Post
    ...keeps the brain cancer at bay.
    People will probably laugh at this but I actually agree with what you posted.

    Absorbed radiation decreases exponentially as distance from the body increases. I figure the further I hold the phone away from my body the better off I will be...

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