Prepaid cell-phone use grows during recession

Full story: LA Daily News
Maybe Tony Soprano was onto something. As the lead mobster in the HBO series "The Sopranos," he and his crew often turned to prepaid cellphones, presumably to avoid wiretaps. Full Story
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Burbank, CA

#1 Feb 21, 2009
What they aren't telling you is that your landline is far more reliable than a cell phone. It's more reliable for 911 and it comes back faster in an emergency. If your power goes out for 24 hours I guess you can charge your phone in your car, provided a building hasn't fallen on it. See re safety issues. Whether or not you have a prepaid or a contract, it is much better to keep your landline and much safer if you need to call 911, but then T-Mobile isn't wired like some of the other carriers. Shame Shame Shame.

Glendale, CA

#2 Feb 21, 2009
Are you assigned a telephone number that you can keep? Can you receive incoming calls or just make outgoing calls?

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