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1st May '16 7:17:03 PM Orca1_9904
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It should also be noted that in many large-scale emergency situations, cellular communication networks are often one of the first infrastructure systems to fail as everyone jumps on their cellphones and overloads the system (plus the cell towers themselves may get knocked out as well), making this trope even more glaring in works depicting disaster scenarios.
30th Apr '16 11:45:27 AM SkyHavenPath13
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* ''Manga/AstarotteNoOmocha'': Naoya manages to receive a text message and picture from his sister... after he's been taken to the Youkai Realm. More bars in more places, indeed.

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* ''Manga/AstarotteNoOmocha'': ''Astarotte No Omocha'': Naoya manages to receive a text message and picture from his sister... after he's been taken to the Youkai Realm. More bars in more places, indeed.
30th Apr '16 10:28:53 AM Kalaong
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* Operatives on the ComicBook/GlobalFrequency had ''really'' cool phones that appeared to use their own satellite network and give users access to any electronic resource Aleph could hack into. They also had audio/video capabilities that were terribly advanced when the graphic novels came out, but in late 2009 seem roughly on par with high-end iPhones and the like. This proves that writers don't need to bypass cell phones to create tension; these geeks kick ass, but they still get into trouble the phones can't gimmick them out of.

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* Operatives on the ComicBook/GlobalFrequency had ''really'' cool phones that appeared to use their own satellite network and give users access to any electronic resource Aleph could hack into. They also had audio/video capabilities that were terribly advanced when the graphic novels came out, out in 2002, but in late 2009 seem roughly on par with high-end iPhones and the like.by 2016 are BoringButPractical off-the-shelf smartphones. This proves that writers don't need to bypass cell phones to create tension; these geeks kick ass, but they still get into trouble the phones can't gimmick them out of.
17th Mar '16 3:29:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Franchise/JurassicPark'':
** The third film has 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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* ''Franchise/JurassicPark'':
** The third film has
''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"
17th Mar '16 3:28:57 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''The Lost World'' novel has sat phones that are explicitly extra-durable and specifically made for the island.


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* ''Literature/TheLostWorld1995'' novel has sat phones that are explicitly extra-durable and specifically made for the island.
17th Mar '16 3:28:14 AM Morgenthaler
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** In the sequel ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'', the phone is able to transmit tons of high-res, multi-angle headshots from the Austrian Opera theatre to London MI:5 almost instantaneously. Cell phones play a significant role in the plot, as Bond and MI6 swap information and co-ordinate on multiple occasions, even during action scenes.

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** * In the sequel ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'', the phone is able to transmit tons of high-res, multi-angle headshots from the Austrian Opera theatre to London MI:5 almost instantaneously. Cell phones play a significant role in the plot, as Bond and MI6 swap information and co-ordinate on multiple occasions, even during action scenes.
4th Dec '15 6:39:25 AM AirofMystery
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* In the sequel ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'', the phone is able to transmit tons of high-res, multi-angle headshots from the Austrian Opera theatre to London MI:5 almost instantaneously.

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* ** In the sequel ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'', the phone is able to transmit tons of high-res, multi-angle headshots from the Austrian Opera theatre to London MI:5 almost instantaneously.instantaneously. Cell phones play a significant role in the plot, as Bond and MI6 swap information and co-ordinate on multiple occasions, even during action scenes.
11th Nov '15 10:13:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* Sent up in [[Film/OceansEleven Ocean's Thirteen]], where billionaire casino magnate Willie Bank is discovered by the crew to have a desire to own a top-of-the-line Samsung that isn't even available commercially yet, with ''gold plating'' no less, that he harps on his assistant to get a hold of. He eventually receives it courtesy of the crew, and during the climax while in his ultra-secure security center, he receives a call. When his [[EvilBrit security manager]] comments that it's impossible to receive a call in the vault, Bank comments that with this phone he can. But no, the vault was specifically designed to prevent cell signals from getting through; his "call" was a direct-beam signal to activate the booby trap in the phone to bring down every computer and server in close proximity.

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* Sent up in [[Film/OceansEleven Ocean's Thirteen]], ''Film/OceansThirteen'', where billionaire casino magnate Willie Bank is discovered by the crew to have a desire to own a top-of-the-line Samsung that isn't even available commercially yet, with ''gold plating'' no less, that he harps on his assistant to get a hold of. He eventually receives it courtesy of the crew, and during the climax while in his ultra-secure security center, he receives a call. When his [[EvilBrit security manager]] comments that it's impossible to receive a call in the vault, Bank comments that with this phone he can. But no, the vault was specifically designed to prevent cell signals from getting through; his "call" was a direct-beam signal to activate the booby trap in the phone to bring down every computer and server in close proximity.
11th Nov '15 10:10:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* The 2008 film ''JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'' had a cellphone that works at the center of the Earth. Worse yet, not only is it just a joke that's not essential to the plot, but there was a scene in the same movie where a cell phone won't work inside of a normal cave.

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* The 2008 film ''JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'' ''Film/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'' had a cellphone that works at the center of the Earth. Worse yet, not only is it just a joke that's not essential to the plot, but there was a scene in the same movie where a cell phone won't work inside of a normal cave.
5th Nov '15 9:02:49 AM nombretomado
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* A plot point in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', [[spoiler: Jane receives a phone call while she and [[TheMightyThor Thor]] are stuck on Svartalfheim. This lets her find a portal back to Earth.]]

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* A plot point in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', [[spoiler: Jane receives a phone call while she and [[TheMightyThor [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] are stuck on Svartalfheim. This lets her find a portal back to Earth.]]
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