In Brief: Oct. 25, 1999

ROAD PHONE While everyone else hawks wireless phones, Imagitel is going retro with a new portable phone that has-you guessed it-a cord. But there are some nifty advantages. On the road, Imagitel's Millennium phone can be plugged in to avoid high hotel long-distance charges. Or you can turn one over to your away-from-home collegians with prepaid long-distance service in hopes they'll call. The catch? Imagitel is the provider, though its rates (9[cents] per min. at home, 19.9[cents] away) aren't too bad.

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