When I was in my 20s, the cellphone network was still very much in the dark ages, so I was used to seeing the usual suspects in the news cycle: cell phone tower locations, cellphone towers with no signal, cell phone towers with cell tower towers on them.
I’d get a text message or an e-mail that said something like “there is a cell tower at your house.”
Or, “there’s a cell phone signal coming from a tower near your house, and it’s going to get louder.”
And so I’d check it out.
I was a bit of a voyeur.
And so, at the same time, when I did something like check my e-mails or check my social media feeds, I was always suspicious of that signal.
I don’t know what prompted that initial suspicion, but I think that’s how I began to notice that cell phone coverage around me was changing.
For me, it was just something that seemed a little out of the ordinary, and then suddenly, something seemed to be happening every time I checked my cell phone.
It was a new kind of thing.
I remember when I first saw the number of cell phone signals on the dialer, I felt like a little kid.
It was like, wow, there are people in the world that can talk to each other.
I thought, “Wow.”
But the first time I tried to dial a number on a cell site, I couldn’t.
And the first thing I did when I saw the tower, was to get up off the couch, put my feet up on the table, and go straight to my phone, because it was kind of a big deal to me.
It felt like my phone was a little bit of an anomaly.
And so, when the cellphone networks started to get a little more sophisticated, the cell phone industry began to pay attention to how it was connected to the Internet.
And that’s when things started to change.
And when we think about it now, the cellular phone industry is one of the last bastions of the old ways.
We’re talking about a time when cell phones were a way of life.
And it’s kind of hard to imagine how we’re going to ever really get back to a time where we’re using cell phones to get around without being tracked.
And now that we have cell phones, it’s like, how do we make the phone more safe and more discreet?
And that requires a whole new kind.
It means taking the phone off the ground, so that it’s not just a piece of equipment, but something that you can’t take off the phone at all.
And then it means putting it back into the ground.
And finally, it means not putting it in the air.