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Posted 16 April 2007 - 03:09 AM Edited by xNewtype Acex, 27 April 2007 - 07:52 PM.

So whats up everybody time for some speculation about the cellphone.

So as we all now we (Bellic) will have an usable cellphone on GTA IV. This is the description the GI article has for it:

"Bellic then pulls out his cellphone which has options for phone book, Messages, Organizer and Camera on it's LCD screen. He selects phone book, and he is then presented with another set of options: City Contact, Docks Friend, and Cab Contact. After a brief conversation he informs the receiver to meet him at the docks."

Now here's a rundown on the features (the ones we know and some for speculation):

UPDATE 04/27/2007: New Info from the OPM Article/Interview, its states that the mobile phones will be used to set up deals and arranging ambushes, we still don't how exactly will this work out.

Phone book:

This is obviously where we will have our contacts and maybe some civil services.(Police, Ambulance, Etc.)

Since there are three contacts under this option (Dock, City, Cab), it's obvious this "phone book" will play a major roll in the GTA IV storyline. We shall unlock numerous "contacts" throughout the story. And to initiate certain missions we simply call and meet at a certain location. After we finish a series of missions, say the "Cab" contact, maybe we can call Roman and utilize him in some way. Maybe you can meet up with Roman and he'll do the tag-along $h!t, just like the gang members in GTA SA

But the phone book, we might expect, will be useful in other areas as well. Obviously we will be able to call girls, or girlfriends, in GTA IV. So to enable a date we call some girl, and start the activity.

Also this could entitle new options like corrupt lawyers, bankers, politicians, assassins, etc... So to ride yourself of "heat" we would simply meet our lawyer. To deposit dirty money we call our banker.

As the article implies it says that under phone book there are these options:

-City Contact

Self-explanatory(Sp?), some friend or employer you have in the city.

-Docks Contact

Again, some friend or employer you have on the docks.

-Cab Contact

This one maybe Roman, because the article says he has a taxi depot or maybe an option to call a taxi for a ride.

These are the other options:

Messages:

Maybe text messages, maybe voice messages if you don't feel like answering your phone. Also maybe there will be messages after turning the game on, to remind you what's happening.

If there are voice messages, you will obviously get some like this:

"Great job, head over to my office for your payment."

or

"There is this new guy who hasn't been paying his debts, pay him a little visit."

and finally there's the last option:

Organizer:

Maybe here is where we will have objectives for the mission we are doing. Also maybe this could be a calendar, to see the which day it is, the month, and maybe the season (if they are in the game), and it would track all meetings, missions, dates, etc....

Another reason for an organizer would be simple, organize your business, your employees, gang members, assets, map... Strategic, territorial, planning.

Camera

Guess, its a camera and we will be able to take pictures (no sh*t), maybe zoom on them, maybe even edit the picture like putting it on negative and putting it on black and white, another feature could be videos, nothing much like one or two minutes of video and you can save it and send it to your friends online.

As I said before credit goes to Mr. Heint for the help. colgate.gif

So I guess thats it for now, will update when we now about new features and their functions. rahkstar2.gif

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 03:11 AM

Does that mean we dont have to drive for once. AWESOME! Taxis are the best

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 03:17 AM

The phone better have "Snake" on it.

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 03:18 AM

No way, Bantumi

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 03:22 AM

Snake FTW!!!

yeah it seems like a good idea...specially if we can get a taxi to pick us up for a mission if it's ages away biggrin.gif

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 03:26 AM

Maybe you might become a big mobster kingpin and then your thugs can drive you around in a limosine if they have cabs

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 03:27 AM

when i read that part in GI i was just amazed, i mean since i started playing GTA i wanted taxis to be realistic and take you where you wanted... the objectives section still troubles me

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 03:33 AM

Thats so bad ass ive always wanted that in GTA I cant wait for that game biggrin.gif

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 03:38 AM

Thanks for the replies guys, do you think they should pin this so there are no more topics about the cellphone?

Anyways, thanks for the replies and have these: cookie.gif cookie.gif cookie.gif

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 03:38 AM

It certainly sounds very promising. I hope they give it more meaning than the phone in Saint's Row ... like, you actually use it to contact people in the game and for the missions.

Snake, haha. tounge.gif

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 04:02 AM

Not a music phone? I guess you have to buy an iPod. Maybe the Apple Store is in Liberty City's SOHO.

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 04:07 AM

Well we don't know right now, but it could be from were we use the custom soundtrack.

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 06:15 AM

IMO this is a must. Being able to call taxis was awesome in SR and Ihave always wanted this in GTA .. With that said.. what abut when we get enough money and are the big hot..Why not have limo drivers too...Pease don't flame me. It's just that I like to take it easy every now and again and don't want to drive at all. If I am worth millions if not a billions of dollars.. Why can't I ride in a limo? LoL ok I'm out.

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 06:42 AM

QUOTE (afropastrami @ Apr 16 2007, 05:17)
The phone better have "Snake" on it.

You mean steak...

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 06:45 AM

QUOTE (Adriaan @ Apr 16 2007, 06:42)
QUOTE (afropastrami @ Apr 16 2007, 05:17)
The phone better have "Snake" on it.

You mean steak...

lmao. turn.gif

What rockstar will probobly end up doing is givin you more and more contacts the farther you get in the game.

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 07:54 AM

I'm hoping they let you save the photos as jpg's. Would be great to be able to send the pics to each other over x-box live.

"Hey Jim, found secret package #27"
"Where?"
"Hold on, I'll send a pic"

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 07:59 AM

Maybe we could call the cops when som gangsters is trying to kill us. And call the the ambulance when we have been shot.

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 01:15 AM

QUOTE (LCS ZOMBIE @ Apr 16 2007, 02:45)
QUOTE (Adriaan @ Apr 16 2007, 06:42)
QUOTE (afropastrami @ Apr 16 2007, 05:17)
The phone better have "Snake" on it.

You mean steak...

lmao. turn.gif

What rockstar will probobly end up doing is givin you more and more contacts the farther you get in the game.

Yeah, you most likely will not be able to choose contacts you want to have on your phones, only the important ones in the storyline.

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 01:20 AM

I think we may see upgradable cell phones

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 08:30 PM

It'll be nice always having a camera with you. Hopefully it will give you a set of choices as to what the purpose of the call you're making is.

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 08:50 PM

Again, very Scarface-ish and Saint's Row-ish. The cellphone is definitely one of the few features of the GTA series that needed a total rehaul and we've got that coming to us. I'm hoping we get things like contacting our bodyguards, getting people to do dirty work for us, calling cabs/limos, calling escort services ( tounge2.gif ), getting the low down on the city, finding out how to get to certain locations -- A WHOLE LOTTA THINGS CAN BE DONE!

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 08:54 PM

Dock Contact-probably an I/E operation, not just doing cars i.e guns and drugs too.

People please stop forgetting that SA also had a cellphone and it came out before scarface and saints row therefore its the real orgiainal

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 09:04 PM

QUOTE (R3x @ Apr 18 2007, 16:54)
Dock Contact-probably an I/E operation, not just doing cars i.e guns and drugs too.

People please stop forgetting that SA also had a cellphone and it came out before scarface and saints row therefore its the real orgiainal

Well, Vice City had a cellphone too. But none of the GTA cellphones were as indepth as Scarface or Saints Row.

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 09:41 PM

could the cell phone on the advertised on the billboard be the phone that you get to use as Bellic?
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Posted 18 April 2007 - 09:51 PM

What if there was a contact on the phone for a high ranking dirty cop who can call off a search for you if your wanted level goes up?

It'd be like a mobile bribe. Level goes up, you wire the guy some cash, level goes down.

To the guy above me: Yes... I guess it could... does it matter?

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 09:55 PM Edited by UnitedDestruction, 18 April 2007 - 09:59 PM.

I dont know if anyone has mentioned this yet, but i think the cell phone should double as a vehicle.

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Honestly the possibilities are endless.


But anyways, as pointless as this idea is, it might be kinda cool to use tracks from the game and use them as your ringtone, or maybe even tracks from your hd.

Plus, maybe you can call the police and make them show up where you are, itd be interesting at the least. Get a star for making a false report? lol.

And this is kind of a longshot, but being able to take video with it and save to your hd would be cool too.


edit: didnt read entire topic, my bad haha

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 10:02 PM

I think that the fone feature is going to be wicked.

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 01:17 AM

QUOTE (Gooners-jay-and-scott @ Apr 18 2007, 22:02)
I think that the fone feature is going to be wicked.

LIKE A SEX PHONE SERVICE? sry had to do it to the fatbastard who don't get any.

Back on topic how bout you can get delivery pizza but from a good company (not domienos)

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 05:22 AM

they came up with a great idea. i never heard of it used in the gta clones. [i don't play them - well i have True Crime streets of l.a. and mercernaries and after that i learned my lesson and steered clear of clones, though if i had an xbox 360 i would like to try crackdown or saint's row but i'm not going to get an xbox 360 until GTA IV day...]

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 08:47 AM

its all good, im happy about the phone.

but if it has crazy frog as the ring tone ill be mad...MAD I TELL U lol

BE BO BO BO BO BO BE BO BO DAMMIT lol!




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