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3G technology’s human side

May 17, 2005

This is a true story. I know the lady this was sent too here at the carrier I work for here in Australia. This is the second time I’ve seen such a powerful example of the human side of 3G technology.


Hi Ella,

This is going to be very hard to put into words but feel it is something that you should know about and how my family and I will be forever grateful that my sister and I both had 3 mobile phones.

We were all called into the hospital on March 17th March 2005 as my father was deteriorating very fast and we were informed that he may not make the night, all our families got in except my eldest sister Susan who lived in Qld and was trying to get a flight down. Dad spoke gently and told us all to go home, we all kissed him and left.

I didn’t receive a phone call during the night (waiting for the bad news) so I rushed back into the hospital and see my dad who was still fighting to breathe but was able to hold my hand and whisper to me – He said that he has said all his goodbyes except to Susan (my sister in Qld), I told him she was trying to get a flight down but I had a feeling that dad wasn’t going to be able to hold on much longer so I video called Susan in Qld and held the phone infront of dads face. My dad opened his eyes and saw Susan waving at him on the phone, they were able to talk/see each other for just a few moments. Dad told her he loved her and she did the same, dad closed his eyes after the call and didn’t open them again – My dad passed away a few hours later, I was holding his hand, March 18th 2005.

Dad was at peace, he had said goodbye to ALL 5 of his daughters and his wife face to face, Video call or in person, it didn’t matter, we all had eye contact and that is all that matters. I cannot describe to you or even find the right words to describe to you the overwhelming blessing that we both had 3 mobiles, this will be with me for the rest of my life and with my oldest sister Susan who got to "SEE" dad before he passed away.


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  1. Meeya permalink
    June 28, 2005 17:02

    that is the saddest story, but so true. i also have a 3 phone, which is handy.. but that really means something. i shows how much this world has changed in jsut the last few years. i and every one i know, is so greatful for this massive jump in technology!..-mia

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