@idea from Eve
cell signal varience depending on certain conditions such as location and weather. Say it's really rainy or snowy outside, phones wont cut through that very well if at all. or if you are say in sewers or deep within the city.
For all singals may be better, who's going to be rigging relays and antenna for sewer coverage and such? Plus, how many gangers, thugs, anarchists, phreakers, base jumpers, scavengers, etc, etc would be stealing, damaging, tampering or otherwise messing with stuff set up to cover red? Cell coverage should probably be about as reliable as SIC coverage, give or take a little. There's funky signal strength, frequancy coverage and frequency jamming stuffs in various states of completion already in the game. I imagine they're "on the list".
but wouldn't people living on the underside of the platform not want to vandalise the neighboring �transmitters and receivers? at least not in an obvious way.
you live in a �driftwood" hovel/mansion strapped to the nooks, crannies, cables and probey-things-with-lights-on-em hanging from a platform hundreds of meters above ground... if you can survive and live up there i don�t think you�d be doing anything to signal your presence by making repair crews come visit your back yard. it would be a bit counter productive to interfere with the actual signal equipment itself (piggy backing on it would be another thing entirely :P) *shrug* maybe i�m too practical.
TAFKAR, though good point on the scavengers and such, you�d think people living up there would frown on that ...
*pictures the fun turf wars waged on a ceiling*
but yes... maybe a wee bit of cell interference from people on red themselves? so frequency jamming stuff is already floating around in the game code? nifty. maybe interference not due to the domes weather but special materials (fucon! the concrete of the future!) or maybe something like a pricey frequency jamming doohicky that can be obtained for large quantities of your first born.
cells are too reliable for a crime infested place like the dome.
*pets �the list�* yesh! you�re a cute list.. yesh yesh you �are-!
uhm... sorry 'bout that, i blame the spring cleaning fumes...
(Edited by Bias at 5:17 pm on April 19, 2003)