History Main / SuperCellReception

25th Feb '17 6:01:05 AM ladyofthelibrary
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{WesternAnimation}}/Tutenstein has an episode where Cleo and Tut have to go into the Underworld after her kidnapped cousin. While they're there, Cleo's mom calls her cell phone, which picks up. Cleo immediately lampshades this, mentioning that she doesn't get reception downtown and it makes no sense she gets reception in the Underworld.

to:

* {{WesternAnimation}}/Tutenstein {{WesternAnimation/Tutenstein}} has an episode where Cleo and Tut have to go into the Underworld after her kidnapped cousin. While they're there, Cleo's mom calls her cell phone, which picks up. Cleo immediately lampshades this, mentioning that she doesn't get reception downtown and it makes no sense she gets reception in the Underworld.
25th Feb '17 6:00:41 AM ladyofthelibrary
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[WesternAnimation/Tutenstein Tutenstein]] has an episode where Cleo and Tut have to go into the Underworld after her kidnapped cousin. While they're there, Cleo's mom calls her cell phone, which picks up. Cleo immediately lampshades this, mentioning that she doesn't get reception downtown and it makes no sense she gets reception in the Underworld.

to:

* [[WesternAnimation/Tutenstein Tutenstein]] {{WesternAnimation}}/Tutenstein has an episode where Cleo and Tut have to go into the Underworld after her kidnapped cousin. While they're there, Cleo's mom calls her cell phone, which picks up. Cleo immediately lampshades this, mentioning that she doesn't get reception downtown and it makes no sense she gets reception in the Underworld.
25th Feb '17 5:57:02 AM ladyofthelibrary
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The red video phones TheClueFinders use may or may not be cell phones but they certainly demonstrate this trope as they work perfectly underground and even on another planet with no reception issues unless they are forcibly turned off (notably the one time the kids lose contact with the video phones is in the abandoned amusement park, through Santiago and Leslie's captor noticing the device, snatching it away and presumably turning it off).

to:

* The red video phones TheClueFinders use may or may not be cell phones but they certainly demonstrate this trope as they work perfectly underground and even on another planet with no reception issues unless they are forcibly turned off (notably the one time the kids lose contact with the video phones is in the abandoned amusement park, ''Search & Solve Adventures'', through Santiago and Leslie's captor noticing the device, snatching it away and presumably turning it off).
25th Feb '17 5:55:37 AM ladyofthelibrary
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The red video phones TheClueFinders use may or may not be cell phones but they certainly demonstrate this trope as they work perfectly underground and even on another planet with no reception issues unless they are forcibly turned off (notably the one time the kids lose contact with the video phones is in the abandoned amusement park, through Santiago and Leslie's captor noticing the device, snatching it away and presumably turning it off).


Added DiffLines:

* [[WesternAnimation/Tutenstein Tutenstein]] has an episode where Cleo and Tut have to go into the Underworld after her kidnapped cousin. While they're there, Cleo's mom calls her cell phone, which picks up. Cleo immediately lampshades this, mentioning that she doesn't get reception downtown and it makes no sense she gets reception in the Underworld.
10th Dec '16 12:52:46 PM ultimomant
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', Marco's cell phone works in other dimensions. In "Interdimensional Field Trip", he comments that he gets more bars in the world they are in than on Earth.
17th Oct '16 1:12:02 AM Malitia
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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]].

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''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.

to:

* ''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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* ''Film/JamesBond'':
**
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.

to:

* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** ''Film/IronMan1'':
***
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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

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.
This list shows the last 10 events of 85. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.SuperCellReception