Comic 343 - Shot Down

29th Jun 2022, 12:00 AM
Shot Down
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LegendaryLycanthrope 29th Jun 2022, 1:33 AM edit delete reply
LegendaryLycanthrope
To get a phone? Why? I know most countries require one to be a registered citizen to acquire a SIM-card, but I wouldn't think Wolverton would also have such a requirement.
Indagare 29th Jun 2022, 5:26 AM edit delete reply
Indagare
To get a phone? Why? I know most countries require one to be a registered citizen to acquire a SIM-card, but I wouldn't think Wolverton would also have such a requirement.

Wolverton is, for all purposes, it's own country. A non-citizen getting a Wolvertonian phone would end up being in its network which could lead to trouble. I imagine even using them outside of town has a number of precautions associated due to security.
PeterVonBrown 29th Jun 2022, 5:30 AM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
As said, he's not a Wolvertonian. To use their services, he needs to be living in town. And yes, before you ask, he is being 'naughty' when he uses WolfyBikes and such. This has always been part of his story and will factor in directly down the road.

Indagare - I wrote my reply before yours showed up for me, and your answer is not only correct but better than mine. :)

They can, however, use them outside of town, as this could be necessary during pick-up runs from the human towns. Plus, it just happens, such as Floyd used it with Jon. Oskar, however, is now cut off from service as he doesn't live in Wolverton any more.
LegendaryLycanthrope 29th Jun 2022, 6:45 PM edit delete reply
LegendaryLycanthrope
So he can't call anyone in Wolverton now that he's moved out? That's going way too far for safety.

And how did they manage to even set up their own network without anyone noticing? That's not as simple as building your own cell tower or tapping into an existing one (which would probably be noticed eventually) - there's a LOT to setting up a new cellular service in a given area.
PeterVonBrown 29th Jun 2022, 9:39 PM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
There's nothing to prevent him from calling numbers in Wolverton. You don't need to be on the same network as everyone you're calling. And don't forget, Jon & Floyd both text and talk.

As for how the 'wolves set up their network - considering it's taken me a little over 6 years to have a week pass in the comic (and it hasn't even been the week yet for all of you), not to mention that I've only gotten a few of the tales I planned to tell before I drew anything of the comic... that's the kind of thing I can't spend my time worrying about. Chalk it up to good ol' grit and determination by the 'wolves and enjoy the mystery.
Kevin_Redcrow 29th Jun 2022, 9:55 PM edit delete reply
Kevin_Redcrow
"...nothing to prevent him from calling numbers in Wolverton.

So, assuming his grandparents still use a landline, he could call somebody in Wolverton from his house.

Grandfather: Who are you talking to, boy!?!
PeterVonBrown 29th Jun 2022, 11:24 PM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
Heh. That's true. However, something does prevent him. It's easily fixed, sure, but still it prevents him. The simple reason will be revealed in two pages.
Mr. Guest. 29th Jun 2022, 8:59 AM edit delete reply
Well that's unfortunate. And he probably can't become a citizen because he's underage and doesn't have a proper guardian.
PeterVonBrown 29th Jun 2022, 9:06 AM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
Actually, he could live in Wolverton, even without a proper guardian. However the underage part of it comes into play with him having to live with his grandparents.