Interesting NY Times story...

From: William Donzelli <>
Date: Sun Feb 15 22:53:42 2004

> Setting up a celular base station while not trivial is not impossible.
> The hardest part is the RF Tx and Rx sections, of which you need at
> least two if you want to place calls and three if you want to place a
> call to another phone on the same base. 50 to 75 years from now the
> cell phone collectors should be able to make their own base stations
> and route calls to other like minded people via their ever-on
> broadband network connections.

I doubt it will happen. Telephone collectors are an odd bunch - most,
nearly all, completely ignore any phone equipment beyond, well, the
telephone. There are extremely few that care about CO equipment.

William Donzelli
Received on Sun Feb 15 2004 - 22:53:42 GMT

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