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Re: The Death Thoes of Pay Phones

Mark Atwood (
Sat, 29 Jul 2006 06:35:25 GMT

Samantha Gross <> writes:

> The drop in pay-phone numbers angers advocates, who are quick to point
> out that cell phones -- and sometimes any phones at all -- are
> prohibitively expensive for many people.

> A full 7.1 percent of the nation's households had no phone of any kind
> in November 2005, up from 4.7 percent three years earlier, according
> to the Federal Communications Commission.

These two paragraphs are not necessarily linked.

Or rather, more and more households "had no phone of any kind" for
reasons other than poverty.

Most of my friends and acquaintances are reasonably prosperous, and
most of them don't have any landline phone service at all. They use
their cellphone for everything.

Mark Atwood When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.

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