Sometimes in science fiction, writers can't wrap their heads around the stuff they invent. Over on GDL, I'm trying to avoid some pitfalls while I'm still early in writing up the plot for a game. One piece of technology writers seem to forget about for the modern day is the cell phone. Seems to me that if everyone's got easy communication, it'd be easy to send warnings, clear up misunderstandings, and so forth. Kind of ruins some plot seeds, and it gets kind of forced if endangered people keep dropping their phone every time they're kidnapped.
So, since I've been chronically dragging my heels when it comes to cell phone use in the real world, anything noteworthy coming to mind? In the off chance my game gets popular, I don't want millions of geeky emails asking, "In [scene], why didn't Zag just use his cell phone?"
I would have posted this on GDL, but I feel a wider audience would provide better answers.