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3rd Apr '17 8:31:53 PM nombretomado
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* Early in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', [[TheSmartGuy Billy]] made everyone wristwatch communicators that also happened to tap into their mentor's teleportation system (which was as much a surprise to Billy as the others). They lasted from the original series through ''PowerRangersInSpace.'' Later Franchise/PowerRangers teams had either wrist-mounted or cellphone morphers that had communications built in. Distance never seems to be a problem.

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* Early in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', [[TheSmartGuy Billy]] made everyone wristwatch communicators that also happened to tap into their mentor's teleportation system (which was as much a surprise to Billy as the others). They lasted from the original series through ''PowerRangersInSpace.''Series/PowerRangersInSpace.'' Later Franchise/PowerRangers teams had either wrist-mounted or cellphone morphers that had communications built in. Distance never seems to be a problem.
3rd Feb '17 1:46:52 AM Doug86
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* In a StarTrekExpandedUniverse novel, Mackenzie Calhoun is given, among other things, a newly-developed communicator that can send and receive messages over enormous distances by piggybacking on any carrier wave. Mac first tests it by accident when he jokingly says "Mackenzie to Jellico" and hears Admiral Jellico on the other end a second later, even though Jellico is on another planet.

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* In a StarTrekExpandedUniverse Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse novel, Mackenzie Calhoun is given, among other things, a newly-developed communicator that can send and receive messages over enormous distances by piggybacking on any carrier wave. Mac first tests it by accident when he jokingly says "Mackenzie to Jellico" and hears Admiral Jellico on the other end a second later, even though Jellico is on another planet.
27th Dec '16 8:01:55 AM AFP
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* The ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' team has Bluetooth-like devices in their ears. It is not made clear whether they are regular Bluetooth attachments (i.e., they keep their cell phones hidden), slightly modified Earth technology, or completely ImportedAlienPhlebotinum made to look like Earth tech.

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* The ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' team has Bluetooth-like devices in their ears. It is not made clear whether they are regular Bluetooth attachments (i.e., they keep their cell phones hidden), slightly modified Earth technology, or completely ImportedAlienPhlebotinum made to look like Earth tech. Any or all of which would be perfectly plausible in the [[Series/DoctorWho Whoniverse]].
27th Dec '16 7:56:16 AM AFP
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* This is, of course, the essence of what two-way radios are for. Modern radios can include a variety of features including selectable frequencies, programmable encryption, and even the ability to get around enemy jamming. You could program a radio so that you could talk to specific people by flipping a dial to a specific pre-set channel, though it's not quite the same as just saying who you want to talk to.

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* This is, of course, the essence of what two-way radios are for. Modern radios can include a variety of features including selectable frequencies, programmable encryption, and even the ability to get around enemy jamming. You could program a radio so that you could talk to specific people by flipping a dial to a specific pre-set channel, though it's not quite the same as just saying who you want to talk to. In fact, modern mobile phones are simply two-way radios designed to call into a network trunk tied into the landline telephone system.
25th Dec '16 4:11:35 PM MiddleEighth
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*The Guardians' communicators in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World''. Since they get trashed a lot, they send a “communicator destroyed” signal whenever this happens, though it doesn't always bring someone running.
**The four get Comm Links from the Circle and [[spoiler: the Focus]] at different times but never do use either, and both get either abandoned or destroyed.
27th Sep '16 2:24:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* Jack from ''MadWorld'' uses two of these, both ear pieces, each to a different person. Strange how only one of them hears the other talk.
* ''[[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic Adventure 2]]'' features radios that the characters often use. What's odd is that both sides of the story (Hero and Dark) have the same kind of radio.
* In ''MaxPayne2'', Max and Mona keep in touch via seeming indestructible (and undetectable, since Mona's doesn't get taken when she gets ''arrested'') CommLinks throughout most of the game.

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* Jack from ''MadWorld'' ''VideoGame/MadWorld'' uses two of these, both ear pieces, each to a different person. Strange how only one of them hears the other talk.
* ''[[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic Adventure 2]]'' ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' features radios that the characters often use. What's odd is that both sides of the story (Hero and Dark) have the same kind of radio.
* In ''MaxPayne2'', ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2'', Max and Mona keep in touch via seeming indestructible (and undetectable, since Mona's doesn't get taken when she gets ''arrested'') CommLinks throughout most of the game.



* ''StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' features a CommLink with an effective range of one ''light year'', that also ''triples'' as a translation device and an impromptu but powerful ''explosive''.

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* ''StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' features a CommLink with an effective range of one ''light year'', that also ''triples'' as a translation device and an impromptu but powerful ''explosive''.



* {{Starcraft}}: Used by all Terran units (along with plot-driven static in Brood War). One of the Goliath's lines is even "Commlink online". Merges with SubspaceAnsible when entire news networks are able to simulatneously broadcast across multiple planets in multiple star systems.

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* {{Starcraft}}: ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'': Used by all Terran units (along with plot-driven static in Brood War). One of the Goliath's lines is even "Commlink online". Merges with SubspaceAnsible when entire news networks are able to simulatneously broadcast across multiple planets in multiple star systems.



* Fatebane in ''AssociatedSpace'' has a computer built into his brain that can function as a communicator.

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* Fatebane in ''AssociatedSpace'' ''Literature/AssociatedSpace'' has a computer built into his brain that can function as a communicator.
11th Sep '16 7:54:11 PM Stinkoman87
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** GathcamanCrowds changed this so that the TransformationTrinket is a notebook (called a Note) that the Gatchamen can write into to communicate with one another.
24th Aug '16 8:45:15 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In the Literature/LeftBehind book ''Kingdom Come'', citizens of the Millennial Kingdom (mostly naturals) had cell phone implants that allowed them to communicate with each other over long distances.
18th Aug '16 5:39:51 PM themisterfree
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* In ''WesternAnimation/XMenTheAnimatedSeries,'' the X symbols on the suits were communicators.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' has her "Kimmunicator", which is shaped like a compact. It's like a PDA with {{Everything Sensor}}s built in, not to mention a seriously powerful battery, extendable robot arms and whatever else might come in handy.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/XMenTheAnimatedSeries,'' ''WesternAnimation/XMen'', the X symbols on the suits were communicators.
* The Avengers' ID cards made the leap to ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' has her "Kimmunicator", which is shaped like a compact. It's like a PDA with {{Everything Sensor}}s built in, not to mention a seriously powerful battery, extendable robot arms and whatever else might come in handy. Late in the run, she gets a new [[GadgetWatches wrist-mounted version]].


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* The ''WesternAnimation/BionicSix'' all have "wristcomms" hard-wired into their wrists (a side-effect of the EmergencyTransformation that turned most of them into cyborgs); it serves as one half of the TransformationTrinket (the other half is a ring they slam into a port of the wristcomm).
13th Aug '16 4:18:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''RogueTrader'' every class starts with one of these, called a Micro-bead, which fits in the ear and has a mike which stretches around the face, rather like a 360 headset. Other helmets have them built in, which is very useful.

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* In ''RogueTrader'' ''TabletopGame/RogueTrader'' every class starts with one of these, called a Micro-bead, which fits in the ear and has a mike which stretches around the face, rather like a 360 headset. Other helmets have them built in, which is very useful.



* ''{{Traveller}}'' has them, starting at TL 8 they have an integrated computer (just like a cellphone) and at TL 10 they can be implanted.

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* ''{{Traveller}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' has them, starting at TL 8 they have an integrated computer (just like a cellphone) and at TL 10 they can be implanted.
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