Solution may be near for 911 funding dilemma

August 2009
Urgent Communications;Aug2009, Vol. 27 Issue 8, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports on a proposal that would require U.S. retailers to tack a 911 fee onto the purchase price of the prepaid wireless phone cards they sell. According to Patrick Halley of the National Emergency Number Association, 20 percent of wireless phone users are prepaid and that 80 percent of new users in May 2009 were such customers, which indicates a shift to less-expensive wireless plans. RadioShack Vice President Mark Barfield considers the proposal unfair to the retail community.


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