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WHAT AMERICANS ARE SAYING ABOUT WIRELESS DETRIMENTS

Here are sample quotes from respondents who were asked the question, “What are some of the most important disadvantages of the use of wireless phones?” ( Note: 30 percent of those surveyed were wireless users.)

“They are just ego builders.”

“It costs too much money.”

“Reception is bad, not enough wireless sites and technology is not good.”

“Interferes with aircraft and radios.”

“My wife can call me all the time.”

“Having it stolen.”

“Talking too much and not paying attention when driving.”

“They can cause cancer, I’m not 100 percent sure they are safe.”

“It is causing us to run out of area codes, battery dying, and being in an area where you can’t use it.”

“There is a problem with being out of range for some reason.”

“It requires you to carry with you all the phone numbers you will call.”

“You have to pay both ways.”

“They should have a volume control.”

“People use them like toys.”

“The inability of controlling cost.”

“Lost calls.”

“I’m dissatisfied with the connections and the lack of service and bad reception.”

“The roaming charges.”

“You can’t hear clearly-it depends on the way you hear it.”

“Cordless phones come through, you can hear their conversations.”

“There is no privacy.”

“There are too many numbers already, we have to dial the area code just to make a local call.”

“I’ve heard that conversations can be listened to or tapped.”

“People steal the numbers.”

“Cost, cost, cost and cost.”

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