Built-in Cell Phone
Q at IntendedAcceleration.com
Thu Mar 11 15:25:43 EST 2004
Keep your eyes open
Motorola made a digital 3 watt TDMA car phone for about 3 months!!!
"Concert Series Digital LE"
It was promoted as a digital "bag phone"
I've ended up with two of them, and cables in the Audi can simply be
plugged into the main unit and hand set. It will work perfectly and you
have digital 3 watts!!!
From: 200q20v-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:200q20v-bounces at audifans.com]
On Behalf Of michael
Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2004 7:12 AM
To: 200q20v at audifans.com
Subject: Re: Built-in Cell Phone
I used the 'relic' until one month ago. When I got the car in '92, I
locked US Cellular into a ridiculously cheap deal while they were
trying to build subscribership in our area. They neglected to put an
end date in the contract and I held them to it until now. Over the
years they tried repeatedly with bait and threats to convert me from
their analog system to their digital. They were not willing to offer me
the same terms however, so I held out. And, until very recently, my
analog phone outperformed everyone's digital in our area, in coverage,
connection tenacity and sound quality.
A month ago they called and offered me a deal I could not refuse. I
have since integrated a new Motorola digital phone into a Motorola
cradle in the armrest and connected to the RJ45 for the pillar mic and
power. The portability of the new phone also allowed me to replace the
digital cell phone which I used when not in the car and when in Europe.
I still prefer the size of the old analog phone, the mic/speaker
distance matched human mouth/ear distance, and the very good voice
recognition. But, oh well, progress.
On Thursday, March 11, 2004, at 08:29 AM, Steven Hauptmann wrote:
> Wow, I had no idea there might be a market for that analog relic in
> armrest of my car. =)
> Steve Hauptmann
> South Carolina
> -----Original Message-----
> From: michael [mailto:mdearing at mhtc.net]
> Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2004 9:18 AM
> To: 200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: Built-in Cell Phone
> I have the built-in cell phone, complete, working, that I will put up
> for sale in the Quattro club periodical. Thought I would offer it to
> you gents and ladies first. I have not yet set a price but it will be
> mere fraction of the $700 that Audi wants for a new one.
> Any interest?
> - mike
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