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Second Life Game Gets Virtual Phones

The accessories from YouNeverCall look and act like cell phones.

The communications revolution has gone virtual. YouNeverCall, an online mobile phone store, is making free virtual cell phones available to Second Life residents.

"The virtual cell phones we are offering on Second Life are more than just a fun accessory," said Sam Michelson, CEO of YouNeverCall, in a statement. "The cell phones let Second Life residents send and receive text messages, as well as hold the virtual phone to their ear. They ring like real cell phones and, best of all, require no special download."

Really, they're just a fun accessory — in a world where teleportation is an option, you don't need a telephone to reach out and touch someone. But Second Life residents may find them compelling as a fashion statement, at least until someone finds a way to dial into Second Life from real-world phones.

The YouNeverCall virtual kiosk in Second Life is located in the Alston region at coordinates 95, 58, 22.

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