People who feel the need to talk to their near and dear even after they have passed away can now do so quite literally, thanks to a special cellphone invented by a German who wanted to keep in touch with his late mother. The system consists of a one-way phone and loudspeaker device that can be buried close to the person's coffin, and will transmit a voice message into the tomb for a period of up to a year.

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Would you ever buy a mobile phone for a loved one`s grave, so you could talk to them in privacy after they passed?
People who feel the need to talk to their near and dear even after they have passed away can now do so quite literally, thanks to a special cellphone invented by a German who wanted to keep in touch with his late mother. The system consists of a one-way phone and loudspeaker device that can be buried close to the person`s coffin, and will transmit a voice message into the tomb for a period of up to a year.

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17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 2/16/05 - 5:18:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
This is soooo strange
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 2/16/05 - 5:23:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why one way? I mean, what if the dead person had something to say?

If you're going to go crazy, why go halfway?

17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 2/16/05 - 5:25:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
NO, thay can not hear you anyway, and its a waste of money.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 2/16/05 - 5:26:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
I suddenly feel so normal...
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 2/16/05 - 5:45:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
^Me too
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 2/16/05 - 5:48:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Shares in lithium stocks have just soared.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 2/16/05 - 5:49:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hmmm...I didn't think people got stranger than me but I guess I was wrong. Who the hell actually does that anyway? Whoever does needs to see a psychologist.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 2/16/05 - 6:18:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
Thats creepy!!!
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 2/16/05 - 6:47:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
what ?! i know hearing is supposed to be the last sense to go but....
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 2/16/05 - 6:48:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
WTF?????????
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 2/16/05 - 6:49:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
Wow, strange. No, I wouldn't.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 2/16/05 - 7:05:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
That's like an epsiode of the Twilight Zone.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 2/16/05 - 7:07:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
What an age we live in. That other person's phone must have some DAMN strong reception.

Anyway, why wouldn't you just go to their grave, or have their ghost show up at your house?

17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 2/18/05 - 11:06:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
dude, i hardly want to talk to them alive, let alone dead. :P
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 2/18/05 - 11:07:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
no that would be weird!!!!
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 2/18/05 - 11:12:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
Okay... who let the crazed female OUT of her straight jacket? *readies tranquilzer dart rifle* ....How are they going to answer it if they're dead? WIll god answer? YOU CAN PHONE GOD?!?!?!? SWEEEETTT!!! Give me his number asap!! I want to dial the customer complaint hotline!
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 2/18/05 - 11:17:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
This reminded me of the simpson episode when bart got locked in the coffin. It had a camera installed & a screen on the headstone so you could view the dead inside. The best part. The headstone had picture in picture.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 2/19/05 - 4:32:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
Bizzar!

What if your 'dearly departed' was kinda glad to go first? What if they don't want to talk to you. This phone system puts them at a severe disadvantage by way that they are in a coffin and can't switch the damn thing off! I thought you were supposed to be granted eternal rest once you kicked the bucket? Not laid in a earthen trap and still have to listen to the kids whine or the spouse nag?!

17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 2/19/05 - 5:17:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
NO what a waste of money. if you want to talk to them what is wrong with standing over there grave and talking to them you dont need privacy no one is going to laugh at you.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 2/19/05 - 7:34:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
Why make it one way? Just buy a pay as you go phone and bury it in the coffin.

That has the advantage of giving the person a get out if they wake up after burial...

17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 2/19/05 - 8:13:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
My dads bestmate died about two years ago and my dad still sends text messages to his mobile number. So if it helps the person over come someones death, then why not?
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 2/19/05 - 9:37:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
The Twilight Zone has more logic than this..
Ew!
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 2/19/05 - 9:39:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
no disrespect intended, but that's just f**king stupid.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 2/19/05 - 10:10:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
Well isn't that a bit odd? Why don't people just walk to the grave yard and sit and talk to there decesed like normal people used to do.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 2/22/05 - 4:49:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
Wow...people are strange.

But whatever helps you grieve, who am I to judge? (Well...obviously to an extent...as long as they aren't hurting anyone...)

Don't see why you can't just talk to them without the phone...seeing as they're dead...I can see how talking to them would help...but I don't know why you would need the phone...


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