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    When is a phone not a phone?

    12 months ago, I replaced my Samsung phone with a new one.
    I took the sim card out and transfered it over to the new one.
    My old phone has various apps on it for solar battery charge monitors, bluetooth battery monitors, and vehicle running costs. None of these need any phone hook up, and are fine with a wireless internet connection.
    So is this still a phone??????
    If I have it on a cradle in my D3 with the battery monitor on the screen, and I touch it, and am seen by a "person in a blue serge uniform", can I be pinged?Just asking.
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    Aren't you allowed to touch a phone in a holder to press a button to make a call?
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    Yes you can.
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    as long as it is a commercial holder not a piece of velcro, although IMHO it would work just as well, and I used to use one before bluetooth.
    Anyway good luck with that.
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    they have never been a phone, have they?

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    It would be the same as something like an iPod. Same rules as a phone. Commercial holder only.
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    ...when toucans are linked by a piece of string...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Jeepster View Post
    ..............So is this still a phone??????.....................
    You can still call 000 or 112 without a sim card, so it could be argued that is still a phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by workingonit View Post
    ...when toucans are linked by a piece of string...
    Bloody hell! Now the birds are communicating other than by squawks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by p38arover View Post
    Bloody hell! Now the birds are communicating other than by squawks!

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    A toucan does what a toucan can when two cans can't...I better stop this before it gets too obscure.

    PS just found joke. Why did the toucan stop using his phone? He got a large bill!

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