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RE: [GreenYes] AP: Throw-Away Phone Tossed Into Cellular Market
<<"Imagine giving a wireless phone to your 8-year-old child so he can call
you to pick him up after school by saying, 'Call home,' " said Segal.>>

Imagine giving 35 cents to your child so he can call you after
school....Imagine your child riding the school bus and just coming home by
himself....Imagine knowing what time your son gets out of school so you can
be there to pick him up at the right time.  Imagine either having a cell
phone, or not having a cell phone.  Please stop imagining more things that
are designed to just be thrown away.

My apologies for excessive sarcasm.  The soapbox has been following me
around since I first heard about this.  There have been more rolling
blackouts in California, and its not even summer yet.  Is there any good
news out there? Is anybody (outside of this list, of course) getting the
message?  And, perhaps most importantly, who do we tell and how do we get to
them?  Thanks for letting me vent.  

-- terri 

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	DavidOrr@aol.com [mailto:DavidOrr@aol.com] 
Sent:	Monday, March 19, 2001 6:09 PM
To:	multiple recipients of
Subject:	[GreenYes] AP: Throw-Away Phone Tossed Into Cellular Market

Throw-Away Phone Tossed Into Cellular Market 
    Monday, March 19, 2001
    
BY KAREN A. DAVIS 
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Cellular users may be throwing away their phones by 
the end of this year. 

    The Telespree phones with AirClips, disposable clip-on battery packs 
that keep track of how many cellular minutes are left, will be priced at 
less than $30. 

    Once they have used all the prepaid minutes, consumers can keep the 
colorful handsets and throw away the battery and airtime packs. 




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