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Top message: Farwell Beep Beep by MadFatMan
Replying to: Re: Farwell Beep Beep by Zpike
Re: Farwell Beep Beep
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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