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Top message:  Farwell Beep Beep by MadFatMan   Jun 29, 2013, 9:45 AM

Replying to:  Re: Farwell Beep Beep by Zpike   Jun 30, 2013, 6:51 PM

Re: Farwell Beep Beep

by cellphonesaretools    Jul 1, 2013, 1:03 AM

Zpike said:
Actually, a speakerphone was a common feature on non-PTT phones in Nextel's time. Speaker phones where common features on wire-line phones long before cell phones, and were common features used by most people. Cellphone manufacturers had no problems including the already accepted technology on candybar, clamshell, and slider devices.

Yes, speakerphones were common on landlines at the time, but not common on most cellphones in the early 2000s (which was Nextel's heyday). I had plenty of friends & relatives with flip-phones & bar-phones on Verizon, ATT and T-Mo that did NOT have speakerphone capability, whereas ALL Nextels had it, owing to the PTT feature if nothing else.

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