Why Your Cell Phone Stinks

Buechner, Maryanne Murray
August 1999
Time;8/23/1999, Vol. 154 Issue 8, p40
Focuses on cellular telephone technology in the United States and why it is lagging, as of August 23, 1999. Advanced systems in Europe and Asia; Reasons, including implementation of a digital network and having one network technology; Devotion of Nokia to cellular phone technology in Finland; Reasons the US has trouble going digital; Difference in demand for digital cellular phones in the US and Europe; Details of the European and Japanese markets; Ways in which the US is catching up. INSET: `We're Already Living in Cell Hell,' by Joshua Quittner.


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