Bells Are Ringing on the Road

New mobile telephones are popular and getting cheaper

One of the most durable symbols of corporate clout is that of the tycoon talking on the telephone as he reclines luxuriously in the back seat of a limousine speeding him to work or the next big deal. The carphone was long confined to the privileged few because only a handful of broadcast channels were available, the cost was prohibitive for most individuals and the waiting lists were so long that it often took several years to get a phone. Even then, callers sometimes had to wait...

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