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9th Jun '18 4:44:49 PM Hjortron18
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** In ''Film/{{Thor}}'', Jane Foster had no problem making a phone call despite being in the New Mexican desert and Thor's hammer scrambling electronics.
** A plot point in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', [[spoiler: Jane Foster receives a phone call while she and [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] are stuck on Svartalfheim. This lets her find a portal back to Earth.]]

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** In ''Film/{{Thor}}'', Jane Foster had has no problem making a phone call despite being in the New Mexican desert and Thor's hammer scrambling electronics.
** A plot point in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', [[spoiler: Jane [[spoiler:Jane Foster receives a phone call while she and [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor [[Characters/MCUThor Thor]] are stuck on Svartalfheim. This lets her find a portal back to Earth.]]
27th May '18 10:05:57 PM Xavon
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* LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD: When Ise and company get sucked into an alternate copy of Kyoto and sent across the city in the process (volume 9 of the light novel, S4E4 of the anime), they are still able to call each other on their phones. Either magical copy was perfect enough to also copy the towers, or Devils have some special phones.
25th May '18 5:32:22 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In the Literature/LeftBehind book ''Glorious Appearing'', though God severely shakes up the earth, the protagonists are still able to get perfect cell-phone reception to call each other through.

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* In the Literature/LeftBehind book ''Glorious Appearing'', though God severely shakes up the earth, the protagonists are still able to get perfect cell-phone reception to call each other through. In the Dramatic Audio version, Chang Wong wonders if the cell-phones will still work after the Lord has appeared, and Naomi Tiberias tells him to stop worrying about it because it no longer matters.
25th May '18 5:28:46 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In the Literature/LeftBehind book ''Glorious Appearing'', though God severely shakes up the earth, the protagonists are still able to get perfect cell-phone reception to call each other through.
21st May '18 7:50:04 AM MasterFuzzy
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* Literature/ArtemisFowl once received a text message in the Arctic. Sent from a laptop ''inside the Earth''. One could speculate that the fairies have set up underground Internet and cell phone service providers... but it was Artemis' own laptop, so it probably ran on a plain old human-run ISP. Then again, it was GadgeteerGenius Foaly at the keyboard, though Artemis himself notes that it should have been impossible for him to receive the message.\\
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The story adheres more to actual physics when, asked if they can send a reply, Artemis nonchalantly quips, "Certainly. Just give me six months, some specialized equipment and [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCustomaryMeasurements three miles]] of steel girder." Foaly ''himself'' mentions how hard it was to patch into the human networks.

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* Literature/ArtemisFowl once received a text message in the Arctic. Sent from a laptop ''inside the Earth''. One could speculate that the fairies have set up underground Internet and cell phone service providers... but it was Artemis' own laptop, so it probably ran on a plain old human-run ISP. Then again, it was GadgeteerGenius Foaly at the keyboard, and Artemis has occasionally updated his stuff with Fairie tech, though Artemis himself notes that it should have been impossible for him to receive the message.\\
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The story adheres more to actual physics when, asked if they can send a reply, Artemis nonchalantly quips, "Certainly. Just give me six months, some specialized equipment and [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCustomaryMeasurements three miles]] of steel girder." Foaly ''himself'' mentions how hard it was to patch into the human networks.
17th May '18 4:00:13 PM Gamermaster
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* Played with in ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure''. The protective forms that Mipple and Mepple have to take on during their stay on earth resemble girly cellphones, resulting in everyone assuming that Nagisa and Honoka already had cells and didn't need new ones. However, Mipple and Mepple only look like cellphones, and can't be used to communicate.

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* Played with in ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure''. The protective forms that Mipple and Mepple have to take on during their stay on earth Earth resemble girly cellphones, resulting in everyone assuming that Nagisa and Honoka already had cells and didn't need new ones. However, Mipple and Mepple only look like cellphones, and can't be used to communicate.



* The HumanAliens of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' have always remarked on the usefulness of earth cell phones in the earlier seasons and have co-opted this technology by the time of ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid''. However, being from a much more advanced {{Magitek}} society, their cell phones are a lot more powerful, as shown in the first chapter of ''[=ViVid=]'' when Vivio uses a standard Mid-Childa cellphone to instantly send a picture to her family and friends, even though some of them are living in different planets and dimensions.

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* The HumanAliens of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' have always remarked on the usefulness of earth Earth cell phones in the earlier seasons and have co-opted this technology by the time of ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid''. However, being from a much more advanced {{Magitek}} society, their cell phones are a lot more powerful, as shown in the first chapter of ''[=ViVid=]'' when Vivio uses a standard Mid-Childa cellphone to instantly send a picture to her family and friends, even though some of them are living in different planets and dimensions.
20th Feb '18 11:52:05 PM jormis29
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* ''I Can't Believe it's not the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]!'' has the Super Buddies sent by ComicBook/BoosterGold to 'the deepest, darkest pits of Hell! (muahahaha!)' and are able to call their headquarters. It's {{lampshaded}} when Max Lord immediately demands to know what service they have.

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* ''I Can't Believe it's not the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]!'' has the Super Buddies ComicBook/SuperBuddies sent by ComicBook/BoosterGold to 'the deepest, darkest pits of Hell! (muahahaha!)' and are able to call their headquarters. It's {{lampshaded}} when Max Lord immediately demands to know what service they have.
19th Nov '17 11:08:30 PM FruityOatyBars
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** Loki already had reception in Asgard back in issue 622 of [[ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery Journey Into Mystery]], when a skeptical chat partner told them an image was "OBVIOUS FAKE IS OBVIOUS! STOP LYING!!!"
27th Oct '17 8:00:55 AM MasterFuzzy
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' takes this trope to absurdly extreme levels: with the help of the Sonic Screwdriver and some alien tech a phone can be upgraded to Universal Roaming, allowing you to make a call from and to anywhere in space ''and time''. Without any special dialling code or anything. Also, people who know the Doctor's number (such as UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill and Clara Oswald) can call directly into the TARDIS, which also can be anywhere and anywhen, being a sentient, telepathic time machine... in a phone box. Only interference either from [[spoiler:{{Satan}}]] or the nearby black hole in “The Impossible Planet” was able to put it out of range.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' takes this trope to absurdly extreme levels: with the help of the Sonic Screwdriver and some alien tech a phone can be upgraded to Universal Roaming, allowing you to make a call from and to anywhere in space ''and time''. Without any special dialling code or anything. Also, people who know the Doctor's number (such as UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill and Clara Oswald) can call directly into the TARDIS, which also can be anywhere and anywhen, being a sentient, telepathic time machine... in a phone box. Only interference either from [[spoiler:{{Satan}}]] or the nearby black hole in “The Impossible Planet” was able to put it out of range. It's implied in ''Good Man Goes to War'' that the phone calls are routed through the TARDIS, which may help to explain why it's feasible.
17th Sep '17 10:28:46 AM manepony101
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* ''Film/JurassicParkIII'': There's a satellite phone working perfectly quite some time after being eaten by a dino. Early in the film Dr. Ian Malcolm is trying to contact some one with a satellite phone, he can't and several reason are suggest why it won't work ending with "or she could have turned it off"

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* ''Film/JurassicParkIII'': There's a satellite phone working perfectly quite some time after being eaten by a dino. Early in the film Dr. Ian Malcolm Alan Grant is trying to contact some one with a satellite phone, he can't and several reason are suggest why it won't work ending with "or she could have turned it off"
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