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12th Dec '17 10:35:39 AM Rday
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* In ''Literature/TheRedVixenAdventures'' everyone carries "Palm Comps" which operate almost exactly like modern smartphones, except they can also project holograms.
18th Oct '17 9:12:16 AM SSJKamui
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* One of the older examples is the Phonophor in the german Science Fiction Novel Heliopolis, which is a communications and tracking device and also works as a futuristic rankpin. (Similar to the rankpins in Star Trek TNG. )

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* One of the older examples is the Phonophor in the german Science Fiction Novel Heliopolis, which is a communications and tracking device and also works as a futuristic rankpin. (Similar to the rankpins in Star Trek TNG. )) And in the books, people who are striped of their Phonophors become Unpersons.
18th Oct '17 9:10:25 AM SSJKamui
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* One of the older examples is the Phonophor in the german Science Fiction Novel Heliopolis, which is a communications and tracking device and also works as a futuristic rankpin. (Similar to the rankpins in Star Trek TNG. )
14th Sep '17 5:35:03 AM StacheMan
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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.

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** GathcamanCrowds Anime/GatchamanCrowds changed this so that the TransformationTrinket is a notebook (called a Note) that the Gatchamen can write into to communicate with one another.
5th Jul '17 3:32:25 PM WillKeaton
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* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''. The girls use a Compowder to communicate (so called because it looks like a make-up kit, which often contain powder puffs).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''. ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' The girls use a Compowder to communicate (so called because it looks like a make-up kit, which often contain powder puffs).
5th Jul '17 3:31:58 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' is the TropeMaker here. The original series had cell phone-like devices, while [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]] onwards had them built into the Starfleet badges.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' is the TropeMaker here. The original series had cell phone-like devices, while [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]] Generation]]'' onwards had them built into the Starfleet badges.
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.
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