# CB Transceiver Cell Telephone range about 10 miles

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#### gary350

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Technology has progressed a long way in 40 years why has someone not invented a device like this to sell so people can buy a CB radio to use at home and have a CB phone in their car. The car could have a repeater too to a hand held unit to carry in your pocket like we do cell phones. I think a lot of people would pay $500 for a device like this to get rid of their monthly cell phone bill. Buy a CB radio for the house and car then buy a phone converter to attach to it and your in business, your own cell phone the home CB radio acts like your own personal cell phone tower. 7 months of cell phone bills would pay for this if you have it 5 years it saves you$3100 assuming your monthly cell bill is $60. You would still have a home phone bill but everyone in the family could have a cell phone on this device and save maybe$10,000. in 5 years.

I thing a company could design and build a unit that would be an all in one CB telephone all you have to do is plug it is to the home phone line and 120 VAC. The one in your car sticks to the dash and plugs into the cigerette lighter. Fast and easy.

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#### ronsimpson

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In this area the 2 meter HAM band is used much like what you said. The big stations are linked together and can relay your call over great distances.
Now that there is no long distance charges on many phones the idea of using RF to get to another area then connecting to a phone line is not used much. (as much)

#### crutschow

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I doubt that many people would go to the hassle if installing such a device with limited range and limited channels just to eliminate their cell phones. It wouldn't take long for all those 23 channels to be so crowded that it couldn't be reliably used.

#### davenn

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Phone patch system were very popular in the early 90's before mobile phones really took off and became cheap and easy to use.
I remember installing a number of phone patch systems for commercial customers

But as crutschow said, with today's mobile technology, phone patch systems would be a total waste of time

cheers
Dave

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