But news reaches us that those prized possessions are about to become collectors' possessions. Starting next month the inevitable becomes the here-and-now: the analog cells in all the cellular towers around here are being removed forever:
Some cell phones might not work after February 18thThe reason analog died a quick death is because you can't do all the fun things with it that you can with a digital signal - email, photo transmission, large data transfers, etc.
By Josh Green, Bristol Herald-Courier Reporter
As of midnight, February 18th, cell phone companies won't be required to provide analog service anymore. It means some phones simply won't work.
"Worst case scenario: if you've missed all of the letters, your phone is not going to work," Verizon Wireless Manager Jim Alley said.
Those letters have warned customers that the switch to digital is coming. Verizon estimates it will affect less than one percent of its customers overall ... (link)
So, kiss those bag phones goodbye.
And those of you over in Grundy are just going to have to run down to the Pizza Hut parking lot to make your calls.