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

Replying to:  Re: Farwell Beep Beep by cellphonesaretools   Jul 1, 2013, 1:03 AM

Re: Farwell Beep Beep

by phooey73    Jul 1, 2013, 6:28 PM

That is simply not true. Nokia, Motorola, Sony, LG, Samsung,and Sanyo were major manfacturers for Verizon and Sprint. As a reseller sprint agent and call center rep in 2000 for verizon while they still in their regional plans. The speakerphone was on flip and candybar phones. Sanyo oldest phones had excellent speakers on their phone you could sit on the desk in 2001 on sprint and have conversations across large rooms. i could talk to my mom at that time while folding laundry 20 ft away in college.

2001 also started hand free laws sparked by NY. 2002 had bluetooth as well for these states that had to be installed for hand free kits. as i had many ne region customers crying for getting tickets and verizon was making a killing on the NE region due to the laws favoring even more speaker phones. verizon eventually quit offering kyocera phones due to be badly badly designed and manual programming back then was horrible. so in any case speaker phones have been around and not just nextel.

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