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So I hope that most of you know what Wimbledon is... If not you need to get out more often... :lol: Either way one of the largest upsets occured this past weekend... S. Williams was beat by Maria Sharapova, a Russian teen. Well after the match this it what happened:

After upsetting defending champion Serena Williams at the Wimbledon tennis championships, Russian teenager Maria Sharapova borrowed her father's cell phone to call Mom from Center Court. With a worldwide television audience watching, Sharapova's father passed the phone down through the crowd to her daughter.

It was a new tradition for staid old Wimbledon but showed how ubiquitious the cell phone has become.

The line umpires kept a stiff upper lip as Sharapova punched in the numbers just like any excitable teenager. The impromptu call seemed like a "too good to be true" opportunity for cell phone providers. But alas, the phone didn't work.

"Come on technology," said a frustrated Sharapova. She explained that the connection kept shutting off. The new Wimbledon champion put down the phone and accepted her trophy.

Still, cell phone providers were trying to make a splash at Wimbledon. Some of the companies provided video highlights of the Wimbledon tournament to their customers. Fans are asked to turn off their cell phone during the tournament, however.

Now if that doesnt get some type of response in the cell phone world I dont know what will... think about it... It was a free plug worth millions and the cell phone failed!! :roll::wink: Hell that moment could have been used in tv commercials to move product... O well maybe the cell phone giants will wake up and make sure that none of us ever have this problem again! Could you imagine on of our pro athletes making a call after a championship during the award presentation and have the call not go through?? It would be madness... :evil::twisted:

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So I hope that most of you know what Wimbledon is... If not you need to get out more often... :lol: Either way one of the largest upsets occured this past weekend... S. Williams was beat by Maria Sharapova, a Russian teen. Well after the match this it what happened:

After upsetting defending champion Serena Williams at the Wimbledon tennis championships, Russian teenager Maria Sharapova borrowed her father's cell phone to call Mom from Center Court. With a worldwide television audience watching, Sharapova's father passed the phone down through the crowd to her daughter.

It was a new tradition for staid old Wimbledon but showed how ubiquitious the cell phone has become.

The line umpires kept a stiff upper lip as Sharapova punched in the numbers just like any excitable teenager. The impromptu call seemed like a "too good to be true" opportunity for cell phone providers. But alas, the phone didn't work.

"Come on technology," said a frustrated Sharapova. She explained that the connection kept shutting off. The new Wimbledon champion put down the phone and accepted her trophy.

Still, cell phone providers were trying to make a splash at Wimbledon. Some of the companies provided video highlights of the Wimbledon tournament to their customers. Fans are asked to turn off their cell phone during the tournament, however.

Now if that doesnt get some type of response in the cell phone world I dont know what will... think about it... It was a free plug worth millions and the cell phone failed!! :roll::wink: Hell that moment could have been used in tv commercials to move product... O well maybe the cell phone giants will wake up and make sure that none of us ever have this problem again! Could you imagine on of our pro athletes making a call after a championship during the award presentation and have the call not go through?? It would be madness... :evil::twisted:

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