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Dead Battery Message

The phone is now dead
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A new automatic message is played when you call a dead cell phone, like "We're sorry, but the cell phone you have dialed (555-2614) is currently unavailable, due to an uncharged battery or other product malfunction. [insert pre-recorded user message, such as 'You can always try my house at 555-1379 or, if its an emergency, call my parents at 555-8500.']."

Yeah, right now I'm stuck up at my parent's cabin with a dead cell phone and no charger, and with two jobs, and two trips starting in two days, this would be quite handy right about now.
ghillie, Jun 25 2005

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       What are you, a geek or a mouse? Get out your soldering iron; I'm sure you know what voltage that phone needs to charge. What's that? You need parts to build a charger? Go take apart your parents' phone or something... You've got two days, after all...
david_scothern, Jun 25 2005
  

       email me and I'll phone 'em for you :)
po, Jun 25 2005
  

       Exactly. Use the net, luke.
bristolz, Jun 25 2005
  

       How would it differentiate between 'dead battery' and 'off'?
waugsqueke, Jun 26 2005
  

       I like it because if your girl friend calls when you have a dead cell phone she will know it is dead and she won't think you are ignoring her
jamtime_x, Jun 26 2005
  

       What if you want to ignore your girlfriend? You might want the phone to 'pretend' to be out of battery...
Minimal, Jun 27 2005
  

       It makes me stop for a second in life to think what kind of message a fifteen foot high pile of dead car batteries in a junk yard would be trying to transmit to the world.
mensmaximus, Jun 27 2005
  

       The good bit of this idea is that the message would be triggered when the battery runs out. Unfortunately, as [waugs] already hinted, there is no way to differentiate between a mobile phone that can't be contacted because its battery is dead and one that is off/out of signal range. I suggest you simply set your voicemail message to point to your alternative numbers. [-]
DocBrown, Jun 27 2005
  
      
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