|On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 12:33:47AM -0400, Dan Lanciani wrote: |> I finally gave in and cancelled my analog cell phone service. This |> leaves me with a fair bit of quipment that is headed for the trash |> unless someone wants it. I have: |> |> -a number of MicroTac Elites (mostly EE2, one EE3) |> -a number of 3W car kits for the above (mostly EE2, one EE3) |> (One car kit is mounted in a bag phone bag for portable operation.) |> -a number of bag phones of various vintages |> -RJ11 adapters for both the Elite and bag phones (or Elite in car kit) |> -assorted chargers, cigarette lighter adapters, cables, cradles, antennas |> |> Dan Lanciani |> ddl@danlan.*com | |Dan, | |I suggest you donate the items to a local battered women's shelter or |other charitable organization.
Would they want them with analog service going away in a few months? Would they understand that they shouldn't be handing them out as emergency phones for the same reason?
|If you prefer to have them picked up, |you might put an ad in the "free" section of Craigslist.
I don't know. It would have to be a pretty specialized need and I'd be worried that readers of those lists would think they were getting something for consumer use. The only applications I can think of are (a) another country that isn't phasing out analog yet, (b) building your own phone system and/or adapting to amateur frequencies, or (c) cannibalizing for parts. Thus I started with comp.dcom.telecom and may move on to some of the ham/electronics groups if there is no interest here.
Dan***** Moderator's Note *****
As you can see, Mr. Lanciani offered to donate some analog equipment, and I suggested he consider a more local forum than C.D.T.
However, he makes a good point, so with AMPS going away, I'll ask the readership for feedback: please tell us if AMPS is going to be used in any other places for a enough time to make donations worthwhile, or if there are other uses for the analog cell equipment in general.
Bill Horne Temporary Moderator