Wikia

GTA Wiki

Changes: Mobile Phone

Edit

Back to page

(Trivia)
(Storyline Contacts)
 
(95 intermediate revisions by 53 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
 
[[File:Cellphone_Badger.jpg|thumb|Badger phone in GTA IV, without the Badger logo.]]
 
[[File:Cellphone_Badger.jpg|thumb|Badger phone in GTA IV, without the Badger logo.]]
   
The '''mobile phone '''also known as '''Cell Phone''' in [[Grand Theft Auto:San Andreas|Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], is a portable [[communication]] device that has been carried by the [[protagonist]]s of all the [[Grand Theft Auto]] games since [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], with the exception of [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]. In the [[GTA III Era]], the phone was essentially cosmetic, and could not be used by the player to make calls at will, but its use has been expanded in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]. It has been confirmed that the mobile phone will make a return in the upcoming video game [[Grand Theft Auto V]], but not without Rockstar Games making changes to it.
+
The '''mobile phone''', also known as '''Cell Phone''' in [[Grand Theft Auto:San Andreas|Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] and '''smartphone''' in [[Grand Theft Auto V]] and [[Grand Theft Auto Online]], is a portable [[communication]] device that has been carried by the [[protagonist]]s of all the [[Grand Theft Auto]] games since [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], with the exception of [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]. In the [[3D Universe]], the phone was essentially cosmetic, and could not be used by the player to make calls at will, but its use has been expanded in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]. The mobile phone makes a return in [[Grand Theft Auto V]] and GTA Online, with more functions than previous phones.
   
 
==Grand Theft Auto: Vice City==
 
==Grand Theft Auto: Vice City==
In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Tommy Vercetti]] retrieves a phone from [[Leo Teal]] during "[[Back Alley Brawl]]", allowing him to receive calls from in-game characters about missions or other topics. The phone's design is based on early commercial mobile phones from the 1980s.
+
In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Tommy Vercetti]] retrieves a phone from [[Leo Teal]] during "[[Back Alley Brawl]]", allowing him to receive calls from in-game characters about missions or other topics. The phone's design is based on [[wp:Motorola DynaTAC|Motorola DynaTAC]], a hugely successful cellphone during the 1980s.
   
 
==Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas==
 
==Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas==
In [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[Carl Johnson]] has a phone which he uses to make and receive calls. Again, these may be about missions, they may relate to the general story, they may be tips from other characters, or they may serve no particular purpose — for example, the prank calls CJ receives from [[Catalina]]. The phone's design is that of an early flip-phone, with a small display for numbers.
+
In [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[Carl Johnson]] has a phone which he uses to make and receive calls. Again, these may be about missions, they may relate to the general story, they may be tips from other characters, or they may serve no particular purpose — for example, the prank calls CJ receives from [[Catalina]].Or if the player has not visited a girlfriend for a long time they can sometimes recieve calls from any of the six of the girlfriends telling the player to come and date them. The phone's design is that of an early flip-phone, with a small display for numbers. It is based from the [[wp:Motorola MicroTAC|Motorola MicroTAC]] cellphone of the late [[1980|1980s]]/early [[1990|1990s]], specifically the Digital Personal Communicator model.
   
 
==Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories==
 
==Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories==
In [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], Toni Cipriani retrieves a phone from a deceased Sindacco member in "[[Snuff]]". This phone is presumably the phone he uses from then on, as Toni originally called using a pay phone in "[[Home Sweet Home]]". The phone's function is similar to those in GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas.
+
  +
In [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], [[Toni Cipriani]] retrieves a phone from a deceased [[Sindacco Crime Family|Sindacco]] member in "[[Snuff]]". This phone is presumably the phone he uses from then on, as Toni originally called using a pay phone in "[[Home Sweet Home]]". The phone's function is similar to those in GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas. It is based from the [[wp:Motorola StarTAC|Motorola StarTAC]] clamshell cellphone.
   
 
==Grand Theft Auto IV==
 
==Grand Theft Auto IV==
 
The use of the phone is greatly expanded in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and its [[GTA IV Episodes|episodes]]. The player can use the phone (given to [[Niko Bellic]] by his cousin [[Roman Bellic|Roman]] during the [[It's Your Call|second mission]]), and a [[Whiz|camera phone]] from [[Playboy X]], during the mission [[Photo Shoot]] to make calls, a new feature to the series
 
The use of the phone is greatly expanded in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and its [[GTA IV Episodes|episodes]]. The player can use the phone (given to [[Niko Bellic]] by his cousin [[Roman Bellic|Roman]] during the [[It's Your Call|second mission]]), and a [[Whiz|camera phone]] from [[Playboy X]], during the mission [[Photo Shoot]] to make calls, a new feature to the series
   
Niko can now call his [[Friendships in GTA IV|friends]] and [[Girlfriends in GTA IV|girlfriends]] to hang out or go on dates respectively, and can now receive text and picture messages from people. Niko can also use his phone to access [[Cheats in GTA IV|cheats]], go to [[Multiplayer in GTA IV|multiplayer]], and call emergency vehicles (like [[Police Car]]s, [[Ambulance]]s, and [[Fire Truck]]s) for assistance. The second model of phone is equipped with a camera, available for use anytime, and used in certain missions. Use of the phone can also trigger some missions, like the [[The Holland Play]], and pre-emptively calling some characters may trigger story-related dialogue more quickly.
+
To bring the mobile phone up, press [[Image:Xbox_Up.png|25px|Up]] ([[Xbox 360|Xbox]]) and [[Image:PS3_Up.png|25px|Up]] ([[PS3]]). Niko can now call his [[Friendships in GTA IV|friends]] and [[Girlfriends in GTA IV|girlfriends]] to hang out or go on dates respectively, and can now receive text and picture messages from people. Niko can also use his phone to access [[Cheats in GTA IV|cheats]], go to [[Multiplayer in GTA IV|multiplayer]], and call emergency vehicles (like [[Police Car]]s, [[Ambulance]]s, and [[Fire Truck]]s) for assistance. The second model of phone is equipped with a camera, available for use anytime, and used in certain missions. Use of the phone can also trigger some missions, like the [[The Holland Play]], and pre-emptively calling some characters may trigger story-related dialogue more quickly.
   
 
The theme and ringtone of the phone can be changed in the options menu which shows all themes and ringtones currently on the phone and new themes and ringtones can be purchased via a [[Vipluxuryringtones.com|website]] on the in-game [[Internet in GTA IV|internet]] after the second model of the phone is acquired. The two phones used by Niko during the game are [[Badger]] and [[Whiz]] brand phones.
 
The theme and ringtone of the phone can be changed in the options menu which shows all themes and ringtones currently on the phone and new themes and ringtones can be purchased via a [[Vipluxuryringtones.com|website]] on the in-game [[Internet in GTA IV|internet]] after the second model of the phone is acquired. The two phones used by Niko during the game are [[Badger]] and [[Whiz]] brand phones.
Line 21: Line 21:
 
Also, exclusively in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]], Luis can replay any of his accomplished [[Missions in The Ballad of Gay Tony|missions]] via his Phone and try to get a better score on them.
 
Also, exclusively in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]], Luis can replay any of his accomplished [[Missions in The Ballad of Gay Tony|missions]] via his Phone and try to get a better score on them.
   
The player can change the text size in the phone with the 'Text Size' in the options menu, however this is only available if the resolution is set to 1080i.
+
The player can change the text size in the phone with the 'Text Size' in the options menu, however this is only available if the resolution is set to [[wp:1080i|1080i]].
 
 
   
 
===Storyline Contacts===
 
===Storyline Contacts===
*Bell (Late Checkout - If the Price is Right/A Dish Served Cold)
+
{| class="wikitable" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; border-spacing: 1; background-color:#222222;"
*Bernie (Weekend at Florian's - GTA IV Ending)
+
| Character || Appear from || Disappear at
*Brucie (Logging On - N/A)
+
|-
*Derrick (Killed: Three Leaf Clover - Blood Brothers) (Spared: Three Leaf Clover - GTA IV Ending)
+
|[[Phil Bell|Bell]] || [[Late Checkout]] || [[If the Price is Right]]/[[A Dish Served Cold]]
*Dimitri (Crime and Punishment - A Revenger's Tragedy/A Dish Served Cold)
+
|-
*Dwayne(Killed: Deconstruction for Beginners-The Holland Play)(Spared: Deconstruction for Beginners-N/A)
+
|[[Bernie Crane|Bernie]] || [[Weekend at Florian's]] || [[That Special Someone]]
*Elizabeta (Luck of the Irish - Have a Heart)
+
|-
*Francis (Killed: Call and Collect - Blood Brothers) (Spared: Call and Collect - GTA IV Ending)
+
|[[Brucie Kibbutz|Brucie]] || [[Logging On]] || N/A
*Faustin (Crime and Punishment - The Master and the Molotov)
+
|-
*Gerry (Three Leaf Clover - Undertaker)
+
|[[Derrick McReary|Derrick]] || [[Three Leaf Clover]] || (Killed:) [[Blood Brothers]]<br />(Spared:) GTA IV Ending
*Gravelli (Entourage - That Special Someone)
+
|-
*Kate (Deal: Waste Not Want Knots - N/A) (Revenge: Waste Not Want Knots - Mr and Mrs Bellic)
+
|[[Dimitri Rascalov|Dimitri]] || [[Crime and Punishment]] || (Deal:) [[A Revenger's Tragedy]]<br />(Revenge:) [[A Dish Served Cold]]
*Little Jacob (Jamaican Heat - N/A)
+
|-
*Mallorie (Escuela of the Streets - GTA IV Ending)
+
|[[Dwayne Forge|Dwayne]] || [[Deconstruction for Beginners]] || (Killed:) [[The Holland Play]]<br />(Spared:) N/A
*Manny (Escuela of the Streets - Have a Heart)
+
|-
*Michelle (Three's a Crowd - Wrong is Right)
+
|[[Elizabeta Torres|Elizabeta]] || [[Luck of the Irish]] || [[Have a Heart]]
*Packie (Have a Heart - N/A)
+
|-
*Pegorino (Deal: Truck Hustle - A Revenger's Tragedy)(Revenge: Truck Hustle - Out of Commission)
+
|[[Francis McReary|Francis]] || [[Call and Collect]] || (Killed:) [[Blood Brothers]]<br />(Spared:) GTA IV Ending
*Playboy X (Blow Your Cover - The Holland Play)
+
|-
*Ray (Waste Not Want Knots - Pest Control)
+
|[[Mikhail Faustin|Faustin]] || [[Crime and Punishment]] || [[The Master and the Molotov]]
*Roman (Deal: It's Your Call - Mr and Mrs Bellic) (Revenge: It's Your Call - N/A)
+
|-
*U.L. Paper (Wrong is Right - That Special Someone)
+
|[[Gerry McReary|Gerry]] || [[Three Leaf Clover]] || [[Undertaker]]
*Vlad (Easy Fare - Uncle Vlad)
+
|-
  +
|[[Jon Gravelli|Gravelli]] || [[Payback]] || [[That Special Someone]]
  +
|-
  +
|[[Kate McReary|Kate]] || [[Waste Not Want Knots]] || (Deal:) N/A<br />(Revenge:) [[Mr and Mrs Bellic]]
  +
|-
  +
|[[Little Jacob]] || [[Jamaican Heat]] || N/A
  +
|-
  +
|[[Mallorie Bardas|Mallorie]] || [[Escuela of the Streets]] || GTA IV Ending
  +
|-
  +
|[[Manny Escuela]] || [[Escuela of the Streets]] || [[Have a Heart]]
  +
|-
  +
|[[Michelle (GTA IV)|Michelle]] || [[Three's a Crowd]] || [[Wrong is Right]]
  +
|-
  +
|[[Packie McReary|Packie]] || [[Have a Heart]] || N/A
  +
|-
  +
|[[Jimmy Pegorino|Pegorino]] || [[Truck Hustle]] || (Deal:) [[A Revenger's Tragedy]]<br />(Revenge:) [[Out of Commission]]
  +
|-
  +
|[[Playboy X]] || [[Blow Your Cover]] || (Killed:) [[The Holland Play]]<br />(Spared:) N/A
  +
|-
  +
|[[Ray Boccino|Ray]] || [[Waste Not Want Knots]] || [[Pest Control]]
  +
|-
  +
|[[Roman Bellic|Roman]] || [[It's Your Call]] || (Deal:) [[Mr and Mrs Bellic]]<br />(Revenge:) N/A
  +
|-
  +
|[[United Liberty Paper]] || [[Wrong is Right]] || [[That Special Someone]]
  +
|-
  +
|[[Vlad Glebov|Vlad]] || [[Easy Fare]] || [[Uncle Vlad]]
  +
|}
   
 
===TLAD Contacts===
 
===TLAD Contacts===
*Angus (N/A - N/A)
+
{| class="wikitable" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; border-spacing: 1; background-color:#222222;"
*Ashley (N/A - TLAD Ending)
+
| Character || Appear from || Disappear at
*Billy (N/A - This Shit's Cursed)
+
|-
*Brian (N/A - Bad Standing)
+
|[[Angus Martin|Angus]] || N/A || N/A
*Clay (N/A - N/A)
+
|-
*Elizabeta (Buyer's Market - Shifting Weight)
+
|[[Ashley Butler|Ashley]] || N/A || TLAD Ending
*Jim (N/A - Was It Worth It?)
+
|-
*Malc (Hit the Pipe - N/A)
+
|[[Billy Grey|Billy]] || N/A || [[This Shit's Cursed]]
*Terry (N/A - N/A)
+
|-
*Ray (Diamonds in the Rough - Was It Worth It?)
+
|[[Brian Jeremy|Brian]] || N/A || [[Bad Standing]]
*Stubbs (Buyer's Market - N/A)
+
|-
  +
|[[Clay Simons|Clay]] || N/A || N/A
  +
|-
  +
|[[Elizabeta Torres|Elizabeta]] || [[Buyer's Market]] || [[Shifting Weight]]
  +
|-
  +
|[[Jim Fitzgerald|Jim]] || N/A || [[Was It Worth It?]]
  +
|-
  +
|[[Malc]] || [[Hit the Pipe]] || N/A
  +
|-
  +
|[[Terry Thorpe|Terry]] || N/A || N/A
  +
|-
  +
|[[Ray Boccino|Ray]] || [[Diamonds in the Rough]] || Was It Worth It?
  +
|-
  +
|[[Thomas Stubbs|Stubbs]] || Buyer's Market || N/A
  +
|}
   
 
===TBoGT Contacts===
 
===TBoGT Contacts===
*Armando (N/A - N/A)
+
{| class="wikitable" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; border-spacing: 1; background-color:#222222;"
*Bulgarin (...Blog This! - Departure Time)
+
| Character || Appear from || Disappear at
*Dessie (? - N/A)
+
|-
*Henrique (N/A - N/A)
+
|[[Armando Torres|Armando]] || N/A || N/A
*Mom (N/A - N/A)
+
|-
*Mori (Practice Swing - TBOGT Ending)
+
|[[Ray Bulgarin|Bulgarin]] || [[...Blog This!]] || [[Departure Time]]
*Tony (N/A - TBOGT Ending)
+
|-
*Rocco (Ladies' Night - Party's Over)
+
|[[Dessie]] || N/A || N/A
*Yusuf (Chinese Takeout - N/A)
+
|-
  +
|[[Henrique Bardas|Henrique]] || N/A || N/A
  +
|-
  +
|[[Adriana Yanira Lopez|Mom]] || N/A || N/A
  +
|-
  +
|[[Mori Kibbutz|Mori]] || [[Practice Swing]] || TBOGT Ending
  +
|-
  +
|[[Tony Prince|Tony]] || N/A || TBOGT Ending
  +
|-
  +
|[[Rocco Pelosi|Rocco]] || [[Ladies' Night]] || [[Departure Time]]
  +
|-
  +
|[[Yusuf Amir|Yusuf]] || [[Chinese Takeout]] || N/A
  +
|}
   
 
=== Exclusive features ===
 
=== Exclusive features ===
In the PS3 version, an additional option is available in the phone. It is a SIXAXIS tutorial that teaches the player on how to use the SIXAXIS controller in the game. In the PC version, the [[Video Editor]] is an option in the phone. In both versions, the game will exit out of gameplay and all unsaved progress will be lost.
+
In the PS3 version, an additional option is available in the phone. It is a SIXAXIS tutorial that teaches the player on how to use the [[wp:Sixaxis|SIXAXIS]] controller in the game. In the [[PC]] version, the [[Video Editor]] is an option in the phone. In both versions, the game will exit out of gameplay and all unsaved progress will be lost.
   
 
=== Phone exploits in Grand Theft Auto IV===
 
=== Phone exploits in Grand Theft Auto IV===
 
If the player has damaged a vehicle to the point where the engine won't start, the phone can be used to 'jumpstart' it by calling any number or contact — the engine will spontaneously function again, although no damage will be repaired. For convenience's sake, one can cancel the phone call as soon as "Calling..." is seen on the phone's display — the engine comes back to life as soon as the call is initiated.
 
If the player has damaged a vehicle to the point where the engine won't start, the phone can be used to 'jumpstart' it by calling any number or contact — the engine will spontaneously function again, although no damage will be repaired. For convenience's sake, one can cancel the phone call as soon as "Calling..." is seen on the phone's display — the engine comes back to life as soon as the call is initiated.
   
In the console versions of the game, the phone can also be used as a kind of 'super handbrake', to instantly stop any vehicle, no matter the speed. Initiating the camera while driving will instantly stop the car — the player can leave the phone open to the 'Camera' menu option, and then press X (on PS3) or A (on Xbox 360) when they want to stop. This is presumably a bug, and was fixed in the PC version — activating the phone camera while driving on PC will merely change the game camera to the 'hood cam' perspective, and activate the phone camera as normal. As this exploit requires a camera function, it can only be performed once the player has acquired the second model of phone.
+
In the console versions of the game, the phone can also be used as a kind of 'super handbrake', to instantly stop any vehicle, no matter the speed. Initiating the camera while driving will instantly stop the car — the player can leave the phone open to the 'Camera' menu option, and then press [[Image:PS3_Cross.png|25px|X]] (on PS3) or [[Image:XBox_A.png|25px|A]] (on Xbox 360) when they want to stop. This is presumably a bug, and was fixed in the PC version — activating the phone camera while driving on PC will merely change the game camera to the 'hood cam' perspective, and activate the phone camera as normal. As this exploit requires a camera function, it can only be performed once the player has acquired the second model of phone.
   
 
==Grand Theft Auto V==
 
==Grand Theft Auto V==
In the GTA V ''Game Informer'' cover story, Rockstar Games has said that GTA V will "perserve the mobile phone concept", but Rockstar has made changes to it, such as the player not receiving phone calls from friends all the time (as seen in GTA IV). Rockstar made these changes because of the criticism fans made about there not being enough to do when you're not doing a story mission and since alot of it was hidden on the phone, they've taken that and moved it onto the map. Rockstar also said that even though it may lose some "functionality", it will gain new features as well. Rockstar described it as being a contemporary phone, with Dan Houser saying that the player will use it for things like "accessing the internet", (much like a smartphone).
+
In the GTA V ''Game Informer'' cover story, [[Rockstar Games]] has said that GTA V will "preserve the mobile phone concept", but Rockstar has made changes to it, such as the player not receiving phone calls from friends all the time (as seen in GTA IV). Rockstar made these changes because of the criticism fans made about there not being enough to do when you're not doing a story mission and since a lot of it was hidden on the phone, they've taken that and moved it onto the map. Rockstar also said that even though it may lose some "functionality", it will gain new features as well. Rockstar described it as being a contemporary phone, with [[Dan Houser]] saying that the player will use it for things like "accessing the internet", (much like a smartphone).
   
Game Informer stated that Michael has a Smartphone and when he takes a picture of a [[Republican Space Rangers|Republican Space Ranger]] he/she reacts to it and poses. Game Informer also stated that you can share every picture you take via Rockstar Social Club.
+
Michael has an [[iFruit|iFruit 9iX]] smartphone and when he takes a picture of a [[Republican Space Rangers|Republican Space Ranger]] he/she reacts to it and poses. All pictures can be shared to the [[Rockstar Social Club]] via [[Snapmatic]].
   
[http://gta.wikia.com/Pedestrians Pedestrians] will now have to ability to record videos of crimes that the [http://gta.wikia.com/Protagonist protagonist] might commit. They will upload them and it might make it to the news.
+
[http://gta.wikia.com/Pedestrians Pedestrians] will now have to ability to record videos of crimes that the [http://gta.wikia.com/Protagonist protagonist] might commit. They will upload them and it might make it to the [[Weazel News|news]].
  +
  +
Contacts can never be removed from phones - this means that the numbers for deceased characters remain in the player's contact lists long after their deaths.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*In GTA San Andreas, if the player has dual pistols wielded and gets a phone call, CJ will pull out two phones.
 
*In GTA San Andreas, if the player has dual pistols wielded and gets a phone call, CJ will pull out two phones.
*In GTA IV the second model of the phone can be customized with themes and ringtones from websites. On the streets of the Liberty City random pedestrians will sometimes take out their phones to receive a call. If you look closely at the civilians phone, you will notice that the theme on their phone's screen will be the same as your current phone theme, and if you hit them you can take their phone.
+
*In GTA IV the second model of the phone can be customized with themes and ringtones from [[Vipluxuryringtones.com|websites]]. On the streets of the [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]] random [[pedestrians]] will sometimes take out their phones to receive a call. If you look closely at the civilians phone, you will notice that the theme on their phone's screen will be the same as your current phone theme, and if you hit them you can take their phone.
*In the GTA IV trilogy there's a built-in ringtone called Pager. That song is a simplified version of the [[GTA I]] theme's background music. It was also the pager's ringtone in [[GTA III]], and was in the [[Vice City]] intro under the retro Rockstar logo.
+
*In the GTA IV there's a built-in ringtone called Pager. That song is a simplified version of the [[Grand Theft Auto 1|GTA I]] theme's background music. It was also the pager's ringtone in [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]], and was in the [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|Vice City]] intro under the retro Rockstar logo.
*In [[The Lost and Damned]] and [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]],&nbsp;the protagonists of each ([[Johnny Klebitz]] and [[Luis Fernando Lopez]]) also have phones the player can use in the same way Niko's&nbsp;is used. Each character has a different type of phone than the others, and Johnny and Luis each have a unique&nbsp;theme for their phones. Johnny's phone assumes a more hardy appearance with a black plastic/leather phonecase, and has a unique "Lost MC" theme featuring [[The Lost Brotherhood|The Lost Motorcycle Club]]'s patch. [[Luis Fernando Lopez]]'s phone appears to be more high-end than Niko and Johnny's phones and is round, similar to Johnny's, and has a glowing blue keypad and a unique "Club" theme.
+
*In [[The Lost and Damned]] and [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]], the protagonists of each ([[Johnny Klebitz]] and [[Luis Fernando Lopez]]) also have phones the player can use in the same way Niko's is used. Each character has a different type of phone than the others, and Johnny and Luis each have a unique theme for their phones. Johnny's phone assumes a more hardy appearance with a black plastic/leather phonecase, and has a unique "Lost MC" theme featuring [[The Lost Brotherhood|The Lost Motorcycle Club]]'s patch. [[Luis Fernando Lopez]]'s phone appears to be more high-end than Niko and Johnny's phones and is round, similar to Johnny's, and has a glowing blue keypad and a unique "Club" theme.
 
 
*Almost each phone resembles a real-life phone:
 
*Almost each phone resembles a real-life phone:
 
**Tommy's phone resembles a [[wp:Motorola DynaTAC|Motorola DynaTAC]].
 
**Tommy's phone resembles a [[wp:Motorola DynaTAC|Motorola DynaTAC]].
Line 97: Line 97:
 
**Toni's phone resembles a [[wp:Motorola StarTAC|Motorola StarTAC]].
 
**Toni's phone resembles a [[wp:Motorola StarTAC|Motorola StarTAC]].
 
**Niko's phone sort of resembles a [[wp:Sony Ericsson|Sony Ericsson W302]] without directional buttons.
 
**Niko's phone sort of resembles a [[wp:Sony Ericsson|Sony Ericsson W302]] without directional buttons.
**Johnny's phone is nearly identical to Niko's phone, but given it comes covered in a phonecase, it looks more rounded than Niko Bellic's rectangular phone and the numbers on the keypad are more separated due to each number being on a separate button, whereas the numbers on Niko's phone use a "key strip" layout used on phones like the Motorola Razor.
+
**Johnny's phone is nearly identical to Niko's phone, but given it comes covered in a phonecase, it looks more rounded than Niko Bellic's rectangular phone and the numbers on the keypad are more separated due to each number being on a separate button, whereas the numbers on Niko's phone use a "key strip" layout used on phones like the [[wp:Motorola Razr|Motorola Razr]].
**Luis' phone resembles a [[wp:HTC Desire|HTC Desire]] (although the HTC debuted in early 2010 and the TBoGT timeline is set in 2008)
+
**Luis' phone resembles a [[wp:HTC Desire|HTC Desire]] (although the HTC debuted in early [[2010]] and the TBoGT timeline is set in [[2008]])
+
**Franklin's phone resembles a [[wp:Samsung Galaxy S III|Samsung Galaxy S III]], only with more rounded edges.
  +
**Michael's phone clearly resembles an [[wp:IPhone 4|iPhone 4]]/[[wp:IPhone 4S|4S]].
  +
**Trevor's phone resembles a [[wp:Windows Phone|Windows Phone]]. Possibly a [[wp:Nokia Lumia 820|Nokia Lumia 820]].
  +
**The [[Online Player|Online Player's]] phone is the same as Michael's phone, only with different apps and the colour of the + button.
 
*In the GTA IV trilogy, whenever a phone is seen on advertisements, it always has a battery life with one segment missing. Yet on the phones you use, it seems to have unlimited battery life.
 
*In the GTA IV trilogy, whenever a phone is seen on advertisements, it always has a battery life with one segment missing. Yet on the phones you use, it seems to have unlimited battery life.
*In San Andreas, if CJ has his phone out and runs into water being sprayed from a Firetruck, chances are that if he is just finishing a conversation and is about to put his phone away, he instead will keep it in his hand. This is because the water makes CJ fall when instead the animation for putting the phone away is supposed to play, so it is skipped altogether.
+
*In San Andreas, if CJ has his phone out and runs into water being sprayed from a [[Firetruck]], chances are that if he is just finishing a conversation and is about to put his phone away, he instead will keep it in his hand. This is because the water makes CJ fall when instead the animation for putting the phone away is supposed to play, so it is skipped altogether.
*When CJ is answering a phone call in front of an oncoming train, CJ will get stuck on the train while he is talking to the phone. Mostly, CJ will remain in the train resulting a glitch, and his health bar will be depleted slowly, causing him to be Wasted.
+
*When CJ is answering a phone call in front of an oncoming [[Train (vehicle)|train]], CJ will get stuck on the train while he is talking to the phone. Mostly, CJ will remain in the train resulting a [[Glitches|glitch]], and his [[Health|health]] bar will be depleted slowly, causing him to be [[Wasted|wasted]].
 
*If you switch or fire weapons after a phone call, the phone will not disappear on CJ's hand. Switching to other weapons, or entering a car would then remove this trick.
 
*If you switch or fire weapons after a phone call, the phone will not disappear on CJ's hand. Switching to other weapons, or entering a car would then remove this trick.
 
*The phone was meant to appear in [[GTA Vice City Stories|GTA VCS]], but was cut and the [[Pager]] was used instead. The model is still used in some cutscenes.
 
*The phone was meant to appear in [[GTA Vice City Stories|GTA VCS]], but was cut and the [[Pager]] was used instead. The model is still used in some cutscenes.
Line 108: Line 108:
 
*If something affects Niko's stance while he is speaking with someone on the phone (getting hit by a car, getting shot, etc.), he will put the phone away and instantly hang up, ending the call early.
 
*If something affects Niko's stance while he is speaking with someone on the phone (getting hit by a car, getting shot, etc.), he will put the phone away and instantly hang up, ending the call early.
 
*When Niko is inside a car and the phone is about to receive a call, you can hear the sounds caused by interference, much like in real life.
 
*When Niko is inside a car and the phone is about to receive a call, you can hear the sounds caused by interference, much like in real life.
*In GTA IV, when driving at high speeds or at any speed, accessing the camera option on your phone will cause the vehicle you're driving to stop immediately. This is good for if you are about to collide your vehicle into something or someone.
+
*The protagonists' smartphones in GTA V resembles three of world's most popular smartphone platforms: [[Android OS|Android]] (Franklin's, similar to a Samsung Galaxy S III), Windows Phone (Trevor's, possibly similar to Nokia Lumia 820), and [[iOS]] (Michael's, which obviously resembles the iPhone 4/4S). Their phones are also suited to their real-life counterpart typical users ([[wp:Samsung|Samsumg]] phones are favored by youngsters, while [[wp:iPhone|iPhone]] is favored by wealthy people and [[wp:Nokia|Nokia]] is favored by people who go through harsh conditions everyday, and is known to be one the most endurant phones out there).
  +
*An older, pre-smartphone [[Celltowa Cellphone|model]] is used by Michael in the [[Prologue]].
  +
*Always when receiving or making calls in GTA V, logos for each phones can be seen on the phone screen implying that Michael of course has an [[iFruit]], Franklin's phone is a [[Badger]] phone and Trevor's phone is a [[Facade]].
  +
*It's unknown how some people know [[Toni Cipriani|Toni Cipriani's]] phone number, as he never tells the number to anybody after repossessing the phone of a deceased criminal.
  +
*One of the ringtone sounds in GTA V has a beat of Fatamarse's Bump To The Music from GTA III. 
  +
*Of the protagonists in GTA V, Trevor is the only one who can not change the background wallpaper on his phone, as his Facade has the permanent "brick wall" theme, symbolizing the typical windows phone.
  +
*While hiding from the police in GTA V whilst having a [[Wanted Level in GTA V|wanted level]], if the player brings up their mobile phone, the [[LSPD (HD Universe)|police]] might rediscover the player's current location and the map once again flashes red and blue.
  +
*In GTA V, if you use the dial pad to call a cheat number or special number from GTA IV, weird sounds are heard at the end of the call, a man will say to check their website for special information, a foreign man might say "Stop prank calling me!" similar to other phone numbers, and by calling [[Gracie Ancelotti|Gracie Ancelotti's]] phone number, you will hear something that sounds like someone hanging up a phone. These are all different than the usual "BUSY" message that comes as soon as you call any number. Some numbers, such as [[Roman's Cab Depot|Roman Bellic's Cab Depot]] and [[Beatrix Fontaine|Beatrix Fontaine's]] number, will automatically go to busy, however. Try the numbers on the [[Phone Numbers]] page under the GTA IV section or look up a cheat to get one of these responses.
  +
*In GTA V, if you call one of your contacts while standing in shallow water, the phone may ring indefinitely never being answered nor go to the messaging machine. This will last until you hang up.
   
== Gallery ==
+
==Gallery==
+
<gallery>
{| align="center"
+
Mobilephone-GTA1.png|The mobile phone in GTA 1. Spoken text is displayed to the right of its image.
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
+
Mobilephone-GTAVC.jpg|The mobile phone in GTA Vice City.
Image:Mobilephone-GTA1.png|The mobile phone in GTA 1. Spoken text is displayed to the right of its image.
+
Mobilephone-GTASA.jpg|The mobile phone in GTA San Andreas.
Image:Mobilephone-GTAVC.jpg|The mobile phone in GTA Vice City.
+
Mobilephone-GTALCS.png|The mobile phone as a pickup in GTA Liberty City Stories.
Image:Mobilephone-GTASA.jpg|The mobile phone in GTA San Andreas.
+
Whizcellphone-IV.png|[[Niko]]'s whiz wireless mobile phone.
Image:Mobilephone-GTALCS.png|The mobile phone as a pickup in GTA Liberty City Stories.
 
Whizcellphone-IV.png|Niko's whiz wireless mobile phone.
 
 
Mobilephone-TLAD.png|[[Johnny Klebitz]]'s phone in The Lost and Damned.
 
Mobilephone-TLAD.png|[[Johnny Klebitz]]'s phone in The Lost and Damned.
 
Mobilephone-TBOGT.png|[[Luis Fernando Lopez]]'s phone in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
 
Mobilephone-TBOGT.png|[[Luis Fernando Lopez]]'s phone in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
  +
Mobilephone2-GTAV.png|2004 [[Michael]]'s cellphone in the mission "[[Prologue]]".
  +
GTA 5 Phones.jpg|(From left to right) Michael's phone, [[Trevor]]'s phone and Franklin's phone.
  +
gtaonlinephone.jpg|The phone in [[GTA Online]].
  +
franklin2.jpg|Franklin's Badger
  +
michael2.jpg|Michael's iFruit 9iX
  +
trevor2.jpg|Trevor's Facade
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
|}
 
 
{{PhoneNav}}
 
{{PhoneNav}}
 
[[Category:Miscellaneous]]
 
[[Category:Miscellaneous]]
Line 131: Line 136:
 
[[Category:Features in The Lost and Damned]]
 
[[Category:Features in The Lost and Damned]]
 
[[Category:Features in The Ballad of Gay Tony]]
 
[[Category:Features in The Ballad of Gay Tony]]
  +
[[Category:Features in GTA V]]
  +
[[Category:Features in GTA Online]]

Latest revision as of 18:14, July 15, 2014

Cellphone Badger

Badger phone in GTA IV, without the Badger logo.

The mobile phone, also known as Cell Phone in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and smartphone in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, is a portable communication device that has been carried by the protagonists of all the Grand Theft Auto games since Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, with the exception of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. In the 3D Universe, the phone was essentially cosmetic, and could not be used by the player to make calls at will, but its use has been expanded in Grand Theft Auto IV. The mobile phone makes a return in Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online, with more functions than previous phones.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityEdit

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Tommy Vercetti retrieves a phone from Leo Teal during "Back Alley Brawl", allowing him to receive calls from in-game characters about missions or other topics. The phone's design is based on Motorola DynaTAC, a hugely successful cellphone during the 1980s.

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Carl Johnson has a phone which he uses to make and receive calls. Again, these may be about missions, they may relate to the general story, they may be tips from other characters, or they may serve no particular purpose — for example, the prank calls CJ receives from Catalina.Or if the player has not visited a girlfriend for a long time they can sometimes recieve calls from any of the six of the girlfriends telling the player to come and date them. The phone's design is that of an early flip-phone, with a small display for numbers. It is based from the Motorola MicroTAC cellphone of the late 1980s/early 1990s, specifically the Digital Personal Communicator model.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City StoriesEdit

In Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Toni Cipriani retrieves a phone from a deceased Sindacco member in "Snuff". This phone is presumably the phone he uses from then on, as Toni originally called using a pay phone in "Home Sweet Home". The phone's function is similar to those in GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas. It is based from the Motorola StarTAC clamshell cellphone.

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

The use of the phone is greatly expanded in Grand Theft Auto IV and its episodes. The player can use the phone (given to Niko Bellic by his cousin Roman during the second mission), and a camera phone from Playboy X, during the mission Photo Shoot to make calls, a new feature to the series

To bring the mobile phone up, press Xbox Up (Xbox) and PS3 Up (PS3). Niko can now call his friends and girlfriends to hang out or go on dates respectively, and can now receive text and picture messages from people. Niko can also use his phone to access cheats, go to multiplayer, and call emergency vehicles (like Police Cars, Ambulances, and Fire Trucks) for assistance. The second model of phone is equipped with a camera, available for use anytime, and used in certain missions. Use of the phone can also trigger some missions, like the The Holland Play, and pre-emptively calling some characters may trigger story-related dialogue more quickly.

The theme and ringtone of the phone can be changed in the options menu which shows all themes and ringtones currently on the phone and new themes and ringtones can be purchased via a website on the in-game internet after the second model of the phone is acquired. The two phones used by Niko during the game are Badger and Whiz brand phones.

Also, exclusively in The Ballad of Gay Tony, Luis can replay any of his accomplished missions via his Phone and try to get a better score on them.

The player can change the text size in the phone with the 'Text Size' in the options menu, however this is only available if the resolution is set to 1080i.

Storyline ContactsEdit

Character Appear from Disappear at
Bell Late Checkout If the Price is Right/A Dish Served Cold
Bernie Weekend at Florian's That Special Someone
Brucie Logging On N/A
Derrick Three Leaf Clover (Killed:) Blood Brothers
(Spared:) GTA IV Ending
Dimitri Crime and Punishment (Deal:) A Revenger's Tragedy
(Revenge:) A Dish Served Cold
Dwayne Deconstruction for Beginners (Killed:) The Holland Play
(Spared:) N/A
Elizabeta Luck of the Irish Have a Heart
Francis Call and Collect (Killed:) Blood Brothers
(Spared:) GTA IV Ending
Faustin Crime and Punishment The Master and the Molotov
Gerry Three Leaf Clover Undertaker
Gravelli Payback That Special Someone
Kate Waste Not Want Knots (Deal:) N/A
(Revenge:) Mr and Mrs Bellic
Little Jacob Jamaican Heat N/A
Mallorie Escuela of the Streets GTA IV Ending
Manny Escuela Escuela of the Streets Have a Heart
Michelle Three's a Crowd Wrong is Right
Packie Have a Heart N/A
Pegorino Truck Hustle (Deal:) A Revenger's Tragedy
(Revenge:) Out of Commission
Playboy X Blow Your Cover (Killed:) The Holland Play
(Spared:) N/A
Ray Waste Not Want Knots Pest Control
Roman It's Your Call (Deal:) Mr and Mrs Bellic
(Revenge:) N/A
United Liberty Paper Wrong is Right That Special Someone
Vlad Easy Fare Uncle Vlad

TLAD ContactsEdit

Character Appear from Disappear at
Angus N/A N/A
Ashley N/A TLAD Ending
Billy N/A This Shit's Cursed
Brian N/A Bad Standing
Clay N/A N/A
Elizabeta Buyer's Market Shifting Weight
Jim N/A Was It Worth It?
Malc Hit the Pipe N/A
Terry N/A N/A
Ray Diamonds in the Rough Was It Worth It?
Stubbs Buyer's Market N/A

TBoGT ContactsEdit

Character Appear from Disappear at
Armando N/A N/A
Bulgarin ...Blog This! Departure Time
Dessie N/A N/A
Henrique N/A N/A
Mom N/A N/A
Mori Practice Swing TBOGT Ending
Tony N/A TBOGT Ending
Rocco Ladies' Night Departure Time
Yusuf Chinese Takeout N/A

Exclusive features Edit

In the PS3 version, an additional option is available in the phone. It is a SIXAXIS tutorial that teaches the player on how to use the SIXAXIS controller in the game. In the PC version, the Video Editor is an option in the phone. In both versions, the game will exit out of gameplay and all unsaved progress will be lost.

Phone exploits in Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

If the player has damaged a vehicle to the point where the engine won't start, the phone can be used to 'jumpstart' it by calling any number or contact — the engine will spontaneously function again, although no damage will be repaired. For convenience's sake, one can cancel the phone call as soon as "Calling..." is seen on the phone's display — the engine comes back to life as soon as the call is initiated.

In the console versions of the game, the phone can also be used as a kind of 'super handbrake', to instantly stop any vehicle, no matter the speed. Initiating the camera while driving will instantly stop the car — the player can leave the phone open to the 'Camera' menu option, and then press PS3 Cross (on PS3) or XBox A (on Xbox 360) when they want to stop. This is presumably a bug, and was fixed in the PC version — activating the phone camera while driving on PC will merely change the game camera to the 'hood cam' perspective, and activate the phone camera as normal. As this exploit requires a camera function, it can only be performed once the player has acquired the second model of phone.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

In the GTA V Game Informer cover story, Rockstar Games has said that GTA V will "preserve the mobile phone concept", but Rockstar has made changes to it, such as the player not receiving phone calls from friends all the time (as seen in GTA IV). Rockstar made these changes because of the criticism fans made about there not being enough to do when you're not doing a story mission and since a lot of it was hidden on the phone, they've taken that and moved it onto the map. Rockstar also said that even though it may lose some "functionality", it will gain new features as well. Rockstar described it as being a contemporary phone, with Dan Houser saying that the player will use it for things like "accessing the internet", (much like a smartphone).

Michael has an iFruit 9iX smartphone and when he takes a picture of a Republican Space Ranger he/she reacts to it and poses. All pictures can be shared to the Rockstar Social Club via Snapmatic.

Pedestrians will now have to ability to record videos of crimes that the protagonist might commit. They will upload them and it might make it to the news.

Contacts can never be removed from phones - this means that the numbers for deceased characters remain in the player's contact lists long after their deaths.

TriviaEdit

  • In GTA San Andreas, if the player has dual pistols wielded and gets a phone call, CJ will pull out two phones.
  • In GTA IV the second model of the phone can be customized with themes and ringtones from websites. On the streets of the Liberty City random pedestrians will sometimes take out their phones to receive a call. If you look closely at the civilians phone, you will notice that the theme on their phone's screen will be the same as your current phone theme, and if you hit them you can take their phone.
  • In the GTA IV there's a built-in ringtone called Pager. That song is a simplified version of the GTA I theme's background music. It was also the pager's ringtone in GTA III, and was in the Vice City intro under the retro Rockstar logo.
  • In The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, the protagonists of each (Johnny Klebitz and Luis Fernando Lopez) also have phones the player can use in the same way Niko's is used. Each character has a different type of phone than the others, and Johnny and Luis each have a unique theme for their phones. Johnny's phone assumes a more hardy appearance with a black plastic/leather phonecase, and has a unique "Lost MC" theme featuring The Lost Motorcycle Club's patch. Luis Fernando Lopez's phone appears to be more high-end than Niko and Johnny's phones and is round, similar to Johnny's, and has a glowing blue keypad and a unique "Club" theme.
  • Almost each phone resembles a real-life phone:
    • Tommy's phone resembles a Motorola DynaTAC.
    • CJ's phone sort of resembles a Motorola MicroTAC with a green display (similar to Honolulu Cellular MicroTACs).
    • Toni's phone resembles a Motorola StarTAC.
    • Niko's phone sort of resembles a Sony Ericsson W302 without directional buttons.
    • Johnny's phone is nearly identical to Niko's phone, but given it comes covered in a phonecase, it looks more rounded than Niko Bellic's rectangular phone and the numbers on the keypad are more separated due to each number being on a separate button, whereas the numbers on Niko's phone use a "key strip" layout used on phones like the Motorola Razr.
    • Luis' phone resembles a HTC Desire (although the HTC debuted in early 2010 and the TBoGT timeline is set in 2008)
    • Franklin's phone resembles a Samsung Galaxy S III, only with more rounded edges.
    • Michael's phone clearly resembles an iPhone 4/4S.
    • Trevor's phone resembles a Windows Phone. Possibly a Nokia Lumia 820.
    • The Online Player's phone is the same as Michael's phone, only with different apps and the colour of the + button.
  • In the GTA IV trilogy, whenever a phone is seen on advertisements, it always has a battery life with one segment missing. Yet on the phones you use, it seems to have unlimited battery life.
  • In San Andreas, if CJ has his phone out and runs into water being sprayed from a Firetruck, chances are that if he is just finishing a conversation and is about to put his phone away, he instead will keep it in his hand. This is because the water makes CJ fall when instead the animation for putting the phone away is supposed to play, so it is skipped altogether.
  • When CJ is answering a phone call in front of an oncoming train, CJ will get stuck on the train while he is talking to the phone. Mostly, CJ will remain in the train resulting a glitch, and his health bar will be depleted slowly, causing him to be wasted.
  • If you switch or fire weapons after a phone call, the phone will not disappear on CJ's hand. Switching to other weapons, or entering a car would then remove this trick.
  • The phone was meant to appear in GTA VCS, but was cut and the Pager was used instead. The model is still used in some cutscenes.
  • Niko can still access a phone before Roman gives him his old one. The only options on this phone are Multiplayer and Video Editor (only on PC).
  • If something affects Niko's stance while he is speaking with someone on the phone (getting hit by a car, getting shot, etc.), he will put the phone away and instantly hang up, ending the call early.
  • When Niko is inside a car and the phone is about to receive a call, you can hear the sounds caused by interference, much like in real life.
  • The protagonists' smartphones in GTA V resembles three of world's most popular smartphone platforms: Android (Franklin's, similar to a Samsung Galaxy S III), Windows Phone (Trevor's, possibly similar to Nokia Lumia 820), and iOS (Michael's, which obviously resembles the iPhone 4/4S). Their phones are also suited to their real-life counterpart typical users (Samsumg phones are favored by youngsters, while iPhone is favored by wealthy people and Nokia is favored by people who go through harsh conditions everyday, and is known to be one the most endurant phones out there).
  • An older, pre-smartphone model is used by Michael in the Prologue.
  • Always when receiving or making calls in GTA V, logos for each phones can be seen on the phone screen implying that Michael of course has an iFruit, Franklin's phone is a Badger phone and Trevor's phone is a Facade.
  • It's unknown how some people know Toni Cipriani's phone number, as he never tells the number to anybody after repossessing the phone of a deceased criminal.
  • One of the ringtone sounds in GTA V has a beat of Fatamarse's Bump To The Music from GTA III. 
  • Of the protagonists in GTA V, Trevor is the only one who can not change the background wallpaper on his phone, as his Facade has the permanent "brick wall" theme, symbolizing the typical windows phone.
  • While hiding from the police in GTA V whilst having a wanted level, if the player brings up their mobile phone, the police might rediscover the player's current location and the map once again flashes red and blue.
  • In GTA V, if you use the dial pad to call a cheat number or special number from GTA IV, weird sounds are heard at the end of the call, a man will say to check their website for special information, a foreign man might say "Stop prank calling me!" similar to other phone numbers, and by calling Gracie Ancelotti's phone number, you will hear something that sounds like someone hanging up a phone. These are all different than the usual "BUSY" message that comes as soon as you call any number. Some numbers, such as Roman Bellic's Cab Depot and Beatrix Fontaine's number, will automatically go to busy, however. Try the numbers on the Phone Numbers page under the GTA IV section or look up a cheat to get one of these responses.
  • In GTA V, if you call one of your contacts while standing in shallow water, the phone may ring indefinitely never being answered nor go to the messaging machine. This will last until you hang up.

GalleryEdit

NavigationEdit


Badger CellphoneBadger Crappy † • Badger Touchscreen Phone
bitterSweet Email Device
iFruit
Tinkle Cellphone† • Pano 360
Whiz CellphoneWhiz High Speed Phone

Mobile Phone • Phones marked with a † are unobtainable.

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki