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2004-12-18 12:28:33

NEW YORK (AP) -- On a trip on the Tokyo subway last year, almost everyone ignored the young man talking on one wireless phone, messaging with another and juggling a third. Such cell phone overload would almost certainly get noticed in the United States, which lags the rest of the developed world in wireless use. An estimated 57 percent of the U.S. population chats on wireless phones - not much greater than the percentage of wireless phone users in much poorer Jamaica, where 54 percent of the...

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2004-11-29 12:00:00

Rebecca McLaughlin suspects 2-year-old son Liam is responsible for the sticky goop -- probably apple juice -- that invaded her old Nokia cellphone and rendered it useless. But who and what caused the problem doesn't matter. What does matter is that she needs a new phone, pronto. That was why Ms. McLaughlin was visiting the Cingular Wireless, Verizon Wireless and Sprint PCS kiosks and carts just paces apart at Valley View Center last week, trolling for a free phone and the best deal on a...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'