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17th Oct '16 1:12:02 AM Malitia
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* In ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'' Loki explicitly states that they're using [[PostmodernMagik magic]] to boost their cell reception, this means they can call from Asgardia or can be reached even if the caller is trapped in an underwater base, or Loki's in the ''Metaphorical Space'' (yes. That happened.). They're also not above spreading the enchantment so thanks to them there are several (mostly teenage) supers in the Marvel universe with magic cell reception, for example [[Comicbook/YoungAvengers Miss America]].

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* In ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'' Loki explicitly states that they're using [[PostmodernMagik magic]] to boost their cell reception, this means they can call from Asgardia or can be reached even if the caller is trapped in an underwater base, or Loki's in the ''Metaphorical Space'' (yes. That happened.). They're also not above spreading the enchantment so thanks to them there are several (mostly teenage) supers in the Marvel universe with magic cell reception, for example [[Comicbook/YoungAvengers [[ComicBook/AmericaChavez Miss America]].
28th Sep '16 12:58:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'': [[http://gigaville.com/comic.php?id=443 "I oversee military technology development for the United States. I can get cellphone reception on a submarine."]]
* In the ''IrregularWebcomic'', [[{{Series/MythBusters}} Adam]] apparently gets cell reception on the Infinite Featureless Plane. Head Death takes this to mean that his phone company expects him to be sent back so they can charge him for it.

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* ''TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'': ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'': [[http://gigaville.com/comic.php?id=443 "I oversee military technology development for the United States. I can get cellphone reception on a submarine."]]
* In the ''IrregularWebcomic'', ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', [[{{Series/MythBusters}} Adam]] apparently gets cell reception on the Infinite Featureless Plane. Head Death takes this to mean that his phone company expects him to be sent back so they can charge him for it.
12th Sep '16 4:41:55 PM JamesAustin
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* In ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', Bond is issued a super-awesome [[ProductPlacement Sony]] [[StuckOnBandAidBrand Ericsson]] phone that could make calls from the most isolated places in the world, browse the Internet like it was plugged in with a 1024 kbps data link, with a GPS map that could follow tracker bugs. It follows in the tradition of Bond's obscenely advanced gadgets.
* 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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* ''Film/JamesBond'':
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In ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', Bond is issued a super-awesome [[ProductPlacement Sony]] [[StuckOnBandAidBrand Ericsson]] phone that could make calls from the most isolated places in the world, browse the Internet like it was plugged in with a 1024 kbps data link, with a GPS map that could follow tracker bugs. It follows in the tradition of Bond's obscenely advanced gadgets.
* ** 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.



* The 2008 ''Film/IronMan'' movie:
** The title hero's cell wired through his armor. Maybe the armor is Bluetooth compatible.
** Then there's the video chat on the non-armor-based cell phone in the middle of Afghanistan at the start of the movie.
** In the sequel, the phone gets an upgrade to be able to instantaneously access projection screens. It also appears to be as big and transparent as a piece of plexiglass.

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* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** ''Film/IronMan1'':
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The 2008 ''Film/IronMan'' movie:
** The title hero's
titular hero has his cell phone wired through his armor. Maybe the armor is Bluetooth compatible.
** *** Then there's the video chat on the non-armor-based cell phone in the middle of Afghanistan at the start of the movie.
** In the sequel, ''Film/IronMan2'', the phone gets an upgrade to be able to instantaneously access projection screens. It also appears to be as big and transparent as a piece of plexiglass.plexiglass.
** 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.]]



* A plot point in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', [[spoiler: Jane receives a phone call while she and [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] are stuck on Svartalfheim. This lets her find a portal back to Earth.]]
** Not to mention in the first movie, Jane had no problem making a phone call despite being in the New Mexican desert and Thor's hammer scrambling electronics.
6th Sep '16 4:49:08 PM GhostlyBrony
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* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' Kurama calls his human mother during the Demon World Tournament arc via a cell phone connection. Keep in mind he's calling from an entirely separate dimension/planet where demons live; a place so far away that it takes warping space and time to open up portals to get there. Though it's justified somewhat given that Spirit World has been able to communicate across dimensions using video phone they gave to Yusuke, so Kurama might be using a similar technology.
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.
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