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  1. #16
    Bruce D. Brown
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    Re: Phone for college student

    And I was in the first 2000 trial group!

    The company I worked for did work for Motorola and the executives were given
    the first phones in the trial. I apologize to the newsgroup for saying I
    had service in 1973 or 1974 but rather it was in 1977. Wow, I was 3 years
    off. I must be getting old to make that kind of mistake. Either way, you
    were way off when you said cellular service is only a decade old. Even with
    my poor math it has been almost 30 years or 3 decades. Enough of this crap.
    There has to be something more important to discuss

    Bruce D. Brown
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    "IMHO IIRC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > In news:[email protected],
    > Bruce D. Brown <[email protected]> typed:
    >> Joseph,
    >>
    >> You are totally mistaken. Go to the following link and you will see
    >> the history of the cell phone.
    >> http://www.cell-phone-plans-guide.co...e-history.html . As
    >> shown on this link, the very first cellular service was in
    >> Chicago, Il and started in 1973. I got my first phone in
    >> approximately 1977. The cost of the phone was approximately $3,400
    >> and service was only offered by CellOne and Ameritech. If I remember
    >> correctly, I was paying about $1.20 per minute or more. The first
    >> service contracts were on a per minute basis with long distance and
    >> roaming (there was really no roaming) extra. Monthly bills of about
    >> $1,500 were not uncommon.
    >> Bruce D. Brown
    >> "Joseph" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> On Sat, 28 May 2005 00:07:52 GMT, "Bruce D. Brown"
    >>> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> We have had much more than a decade of wireless phones. I had a
    >>>> cellular since 1973 or 1974 and the units were so big that they
    >>>> took up over 1/2 of my car trunk (and back then the cars were
    >>>> really big and the trunks were huge.) It was only 3 or 4 years
    >>>> later when Motorola came out with the first
    >>>> hand-held devices. That means we have over 25 years of experience
    >>>> with hand-helds and I have been a heavy user since the beginning. I
    >>>> think my brain is in pretty good shape but you would probably want
    >>>> to ask my wife if
    >>>> I have brain damage.
    >>>
    >>> You may have had *mobile* since 1973 or 1974 but cellular (at least
    >>> in North America) has been around since 1983.
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    >
    > On the site you gave the link for there is a link and there is says:
    >
    > "By 1977, AT&T and Bell Labs had constructed a prototype cellular system.
    > A year later, public trials of the new system were started in Chicago with
    > over 2000 trial customers. In 1979, in a separate venture, the first
    > commercial cellular telephone system began operation in Tokyo. In 1981,
    > Motorola and American Radio telephone started a second U.S. cellular
    > radio-telephone system test in the Washington/Baltimore area. By 1982, the
    > slow-moving FCC finally authorized commercial cellular service for the
    > USA. A year later, the first American commercial analog cellular service
    > or AMPS (Advanced Mobile Phone Service) was made available in Chicago by
    > Ameritech."
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  2. #17

    Re: Phone for college student

    Had three kids go thru IU, and they had V service. If you were worried that
    they would abuse the phone, consider Nextel as they have some plans with a
    "limit", so you'd never get a $300 bill, but could get a $250. My kids were
    all happy with V, and if you set them up as a share, this would be pretty
    inexpensive.

    1) If you have an existing carrier, add a share line, this would be your
    best price point.
    2) All the majors work in Bloomington, IN
    3) If you are worried about this person abusing the phone, don't! They are
    your precious child, and it will be a learning experience for both of you.
    College is $40K a year? How much can they hurt you with the cell phone.
    And being reachable, or hearing from them at night (and often) outstanding.
    --
    dr.news Better Price? (not better than you deserve, just more than you are
    used to)
    If I can help: [email protected]am or thru this notes forum.

    "Charles" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:260520052143160813%[email protected]
    > What kind of phone and phone plan do you get for a college student who
    > will be starting school in the fall out of state? Any advice would be
    > appreciated.
    >
    > Also advice on the best carrier for Bloomington, Indiana.
    >
    > --
    > Charles
    >






  3. #18

    Re: Phone for college student

    If you have a Verizon family plan, $9.99 for the 3rd line. If you do not
    have a family plan, then that Verizon 2nd line is actually $19.99.
    Misleading? Only to some.
    --
    dr.news Better Price? (not better than you deserve, just more than you are
    used to)
    If I can help: [email protected]am or thru this notes forum.

    "Richie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > How about adding him to your family plan at $9.99 per month?
    > You'll need to add lots of minutes because college students tend to talk a
    > lot. But then you won't have to pay long distance for him to call home or
    > for local phone service in his college room.
    > This might sound like the Gestapo, but you can always monitor his usage
    > online and suspend service on his phone if he's costing you too much
    > money. You'll also get a monthly listing of his phone calls on your
    > Cingular bill.
    >
    > "Charles" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:260520052143160813%[email protected]
    >> What kind of phone and phone plan do you get for a college student who
    >> will be starting school in the fall out of state? Any advice would be
    >> appreciated.
    >>
    >> Also advice on the best carrier for Bloomington, Indiana.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Charles

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  4. #19
    Charles
    Guest

    Re: Phone for college student

    In article <[email protected]>,
    <"[email protected]"> wrote:

    > 1) If you have an existing carrier, add a share line, this would be your
    > best price point.
    > 2) All the majors work in Bloomington, IN
    > 3) If you are worried about this person abusing the phone, don't! They are
    > your precious child, and it will be a learning experience for both of you.
    > College is $40K a year? How much can they hurt you with the cell phone.
    > And being reachable, or hearing from them at night (and often) outstanding.


    Thank you for the advise about share line and information about
    coverage.

    I don't think there is any worry about her abusing the phone. She is a
    dream. Honor student and very responsible. Just want to try and get the
    right carrier and plan from the start if possible.

    --
    Charles



  5. #20

    Re: Phone for college student

    >What kind of phone and phone plan do you get for a college student

    Wouldn't a Treo 650 be best for a college student who
    must manage time, contacts, and to do lists?



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