A stranger arrives in town ...

Dirk Koopman djk at tobit.co.uk
Wed Apr 10 13:45:40 BST 2013

On 10/04/13 12:33, Chris Jack wrote:
> On 09/04/2013 09:08, Smylers wrote:
>> David H. Adler writes:
>>> Cellphone Warehouse?
>> Carphone Warehouse -- they aren't a warehouse, and they don't sell car-phones.
> Which raised the question in my mind about whether anyone sold carphones at all. And surprisingly (to me at any rate), they still exist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_phone
> However carphone warehouse doesn't appear to sell even the ones that don't really require installation like the Nokia 810. Go figure.

Not certain you can still buy a Nokia N810, but these days (some) car 
radios do something a bit cleverer than plain bluetooth audio: they 
*share* the sim in your phone (via bluetooth) with their own built in 
GSM hardware and aerial and become - yes - a Car Phone! The phone GSM 
hardware is actually disabled whilst the car hardware has grabbed the 
sim and, on some models, if you (can) use the phone itself, it 
effectively becomes the bluetooth audio device to (what is now) the Car 


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