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mid 90's integrated cell phone...obsolete? anyone use them?

My wife and I both have the built in cell phones in our cars, my wife's is a 97 E320, and mine is a 95 SL320. Are these obsolete? If not, who should we talk to about getting them activated? Thanks! Carey
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RE: mid 90's integrated cell phone...obsolete? anyone use them?

If you’re referring to analog cell phones with coaxial cable connections to pigtail antennas attached to the rear window, then yes, they’re obsolete. If you want to keep the ‘retro’ look some have had digital innards placed in the analog sets.
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RE: mid 90's integrated cell phone...obsolete? anyone use them?

Actually, having them retro-fit with digital inards to be functional now would be super sweet.
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RE: mid 90's integrated cell phone...obsolete? anyone use them?

I'm not sure if they are analog or not. Neither car has an exterior antenna. will take a pic and post tomorrow. thanks!
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I’ve toyed with the idea for my 500 SEL but I can’t justify the expense.
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This is really buging me...

(My wife the classic Benz nut is even more amped by the concept.)
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If you’re serious contact your wireless provider and see if they can activate your analog set. Or find a separate provider that will give you an analog account.
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