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'''Communications'''
 
'''Communications'''
 
*Badger Communications
 
*Badger Communications
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'''Badger''' is a mobile phone company in the [[HD Universe]]. The player can buy stocks from them in the [[Bawsaq.com]] website in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
 
'''Badger''' is a Mobile Phone company in the [[HD Universe]]. The player can buy stocks from then in the [[Bawsaq.com]] website in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
 
   
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
It is based on [[wp:T-Mobile|T-Mobile]] while the name is based on [[wp:Fido Solutions|Fido Solutions]], a company only operating in [[Canada]]. It benefits of some of the largest stock increases. Despite this, the actions' prices are very low compared to other businesses.
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It is based on [[wp:T-Mobile|T-Mobile]] while the name is based on [[wp:Fido Solutions|Fido Solutions]], a company only operating in [[Canada]]. It benefits of some of the largest stock increases. Despite this, the action's prices are very low compared to other businesses.
   
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
 
===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
 
===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
It is [[Niko Bellic]]'s first [[cell phone]] provider [[Image:Badgernew-logo.png|right|150px]] that he uses to communicate and interact with the environment. Badger equipment is not compatible with ring tones or wallpaper and only prominently displays the Badger logo as its theme. In the [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] DLC, [[Luis Fernando Lopez|Luis]]'s owns a more modern phone, a [[Badger Touchscreen Phone]] for the entire game. It is more advanced than the previous [[Badger Cellphone]], with the ability to take pictures and add ringtones and themes.
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It is [[Niko Bellic]]'s first [[cell phone]] provider [[Image:Badgernew-logo.png|right|150px]] that he uses to communicate and interact with the environment. Badger equipment is not compatible with ringtones or wallpaper and only prominently displays the Badger logo as its theme. In the [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] DLC, [[Luis Fernando Lopez|Luis]]'s owns a more modern phone, a [[Badger Touchscreen Phone]] for the entire game. It is more advanced than the previous [[Badger Cellphone]], with the ability to take pictures (though pictures are never saved outside of missions) and add ringtones and themes.
   
 
===''Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars''===
 
===''Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars''===
The [[PDA]] present on the touch screen runs on the Badger network. The software is apparently known as [[BadgerOS]], and gives the player access to the game's menus and features. While mobile phone conversations are not present, the PDA (as well as the [[Fruit Computers in HD Universe|computer]] found in safehouses) can be used to receive email. On the [[PSP]] version of the game, there are three themes selectable from the Settings menu (which can be found inside the System application), the default is Badger's skin, but one for "[[Sprunk]]" and another for "[[Tw@|Tw@ Internet Cafe]]" can also be chosen.
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Introduced in Chinatown Wars the [[PDA]] runs on the Badger network. It's operating software is known as [[BadgerOS]] which provides access to the game menu and features. While it cannot make calls like a cellphone the PDA (in a similar fashion to a [[Fruit Computers in HD Universe|computer]]) can be used to send and receive emails. There are three themes offered from the settings menu; the default Badger skin, a [[Sprunk]] skin and another skin for [[Tw@|Tw@ Internet Cafe]].
   
 
===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
 
===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
Badger continues to grow on [[BAWSAQ]]. The company benefits of some of the largest {{BAWSAQ|Increase}} stock increases, although the actions' prices are very low. Its main office, the [[Badger Building]], is located in [[Vinewood (HD Universe)|Vinewood]], [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]]. Badger's ads are now more aggressive towards its main competitor, stating that they offer "wider coverage than [[Tinkle]]".
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Badger continues to rise in value on [[BAWSAQ]] with the company benefiting from high stock increases despite action prices remaining at a very low level. It's main branch office, the [[Badger Building]], can be found in [[Vinewood (HD Universe)|Vinewood]] and likely serves as the regional head office. The company's ads are now more competitively aggressive towards its main competitor with slogans such as "wider coverage than [[Tinkle]]."
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There are also Badger cell tower stations, such as the one on [[Mount Gordo]], close to the spawn point of a [[Sanchez (livery)]].
   
 
==Known Users==
 
==Known Users==
 
*[[Niko Bellic]]
 
*[[Niko Bellic]]
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*[[Johnny Klebitz]]
 
*[[Huang Lee]]
 
*[[Huang Lee]]
*[[Ray Boccino]]
 
 
*[[Luis Fernando Lopez]]
 
*[[Luis Fernando Lopez]]
* [[Franklin Clinton]]
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*[[Franklin Clinton]]
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
<gallery widths="130">
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Badger Touchphone-TBoGT.png|Luis' phone.
 
Badger Touchphone-TBoGT.png|Luis' phone.
 
Badgercellphone-IV.png|Niko's badger cell phone (later changed).
 
Badgercellphone-IV.png|Niko's badger cell phone (later changed).
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BadgerBillboard-GTAV.png|Badger ad in GTA V.
 
BadgerBillboard-GTAV.png|Badger ad in GTA V.
 
PhoneBooth-GTAV-Badger.png|Badger phone booths in GTA V.
 
PhoneBooth-GTAV-Badger.png|Badger phone booths in GTA V.
Screen shot 2015-01-18 at 10.12.56 PM.png|Franklin's Phone
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Screen shot 2015-01-18 at 10.12.56 PM.png|Franklin's Phone.
 
Bader-tlelephone-franklin-house.jpg|A Badger phone in [[Franklin Clinton|Franklin's]] [[3671 Whispymound Drive|house]].
 
Bader-tlelephone-franklin-house.jpg|A Badger phone in [[Franklin Clinton|Franklin's]] [[3671 Whispymound Drive|house]].
BadgerBuilding-GTA-V.jpg|Badger Building in [[Los Santos]] (GTAV)
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BadgerBuilding-GTA-V.jpg|Badger Building in [[Los Santos]].
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Badger-advertisement-in-korean-GTAV.jpg|Badger advertisement in [[Korean Plaza]].
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BadgerDesertRaid-GTAO-front.png|'''Badger''' livery for the [[Desert Raid]].
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Tulip-GTAO-front-Badger.png|'''Badger''' livery for the [[Tulip]].
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Hence the name, the Badger logo has two animal footprints in the corner, resembling a badger.
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*The Badger network, like the [[Whiz]] network, is capable of sending photos, as shown by [[Ray Boccino]] sending Niko a picture of a target in the mission [[A Long Way To Fall]], which means that perhaps Niko's inability to use themes, ring tones and to take and send pictures is not due to the network, but to the cell phone model he used at the time.
*The Badger network, like the [[Whiz]] network, is capable of sending photos, as shown by [[Ray Boccino]] sending you a picture of a target in the mission [[A Long Way To Fall]], which means that perhaps Niko's inability to use themes, ring tones and to take and send pictures is due not to the network but to the cell phone he used at the time.
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*Ray Boccino owns a Badger phone, however it is shown as a Whiz phone, and also in the cutscene for the mission [[Late Checkout]], he is seen throwing his phone at the waiter in the restaurant, which is used in an Whiz Wireless [[Television in GTA IV|television]] commercial demonstrating "Enjoy Robust, Durable Handsets".
*Ray Boccino owns a Badger phone, however it is shown as a Whiz phone, and also in the cutsene for the mission Late Checkout, he is seen throwing his phone at the waiter in the restaurant, which is used in an Whiz Wireless television commercial demonstrating "Enjoy Robust, Durable Handsets".
 
 
*In the Ballad of Gay Tony, though the player has a Badger phone, if they go into the "Themes" menu, they may select a Whiz Wireless wallpaper.
 
*In the Ballad of Gay Tony, though the player has a Badger phone, if they go into the "Themes" menu, they may select a Whiz Wireless wallpaper.
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*Badger is used as another term to fart in some parts of the UK, to keep up with [[Rockstar Games|Rockstar's]] crude humour. Interestingly, Badger also means annoying or pestering to one another in the US.
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**However, it is also a British term meaning to pester someone incessantly in an attempt to get what you want. Which in this case, the company want the consumer to purchase one of their mobile phones.
   
==See also==
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==See Also==
 
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Latest revision as of 00:32, January 16, 2020

"A first-world global communications company with third-world cell phone coverage."
― Description at Bawsaq.com.

Badger is a mobile phone company in the HD Universe. The player can buy stocks from them in the Bawsaq.com website in GTA V.

DescriptionEdit

It is based on T-Mobile while the name is based on Fido Solutions, a company only operating in Canada. It benefits of some of the largest stock increases. Despite this, the action's prices are very low compared to other businesses.

BackgroundEdit

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

It is Niko Bellic's first cell phone provider
Badgernew-logo
that he uses to communicate and interact with the environment. Badger equipment is not compatible with ringtones or wallpaper and only prominently displays the Badger logo as its theme. In the The Ballad of Gay Tony DLC, Luis's owns a more modern phone, a Badger Touchscreen Phone for the entire game. It is more advanced than the previous Badger Cellphone, with the ability to take pictures (though pictures are never saved outside of missions) and add ringtones and themes.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown WarsEdit

Introduced in Chinatown Wars the PDA runs on the Badger network. It's operating software is known as BadgerOS which provides access to the game menu and features. While it cannot make calls like a cellphone the PDA (in a similar fashion to a computer) can be used to send and receive emails. There are three themes offered from the settings menu; the default Badger skin, a Sprunk skin and another skin for Tw@ Internet Cafe.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

Badger continues to rise in value on BAWSAQ with the company benefiting from high stock increases despite action prices remaining at a very low level. It's main branch office, the Badger Building, can be found in Vinewood and likely serves as the regional head office. The company's ads are now more competitively aggressive towards its main competitor with slogans such as "wider coverage than Tinkle."

There are also Badger cell tower stations, such as the one on Mount Gordo, close to the spawn point of a Sanchez (livery).

Known UsersEdit

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The Badger network, like the Whiz network, is capable of sending photos, as shown by Ray Boccino sending Niko a picture of a target in the mission A Long Way To Fall, which means that perhaps Niko's inability to use themes, ring tones and to take and send pictures is not due to the network, but to the cell phone model he used at the time.
  • Ray Boccino owns a Badger phone, however it is shown as a Whiz phone, and also in the cutscene for the mission Late Checkout, he is seen throwing his phone at the waiter in the restaurant, which is used in an Whiz Wireless television commercial demonstrating "Enjoy Robust, Durable Handsets".
  • In the Ballad of Gay Tony, though the player has a Badger phone, if they go into the "Themes" menu, they may select a Whiz Wireless wallpaper.
  • Badger is used as another term to fart in some parts of the UK, to keep up with Rockstar's crude humour. Interestingly, Badger also means annoying or pestering to one another in the US.
    • However, it is also a British term meaning to pester someone incessantly in an attempt to get what you want. Which in this case, the company want the consumer to purchase one of their mobile phones.

See AlsoEdit

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