You’ve got to be kidding

When I first saw this story, I thought it was a joke:

Analog TV shutdown kills free cell-phone TV

By PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer Mon Aug 18, 7:34 AM ET

NEW YORK – Picture whipping out your cell phone and catching up with “Lost” or “Jeopardy,” or watching the local 11 o’clock news, all for free. You can do this with an imported Chinese phone, but you can’t with any phone sold in the U.S. — at least not without monthly charges.

This is one of the reasons the United States is behind several other countries when it comes to making television an attractive option for cell phones. Carrier business models are partly at fault, but choices about TV technology made long ago are largely to blame.

Um, get real.  And, if you’re really disappointed that you can’t watch TV on a cell phone, you need to get a life.


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