Table: What Cell-Phone Carriers Are Offering

MONTHLY ANYTIME FEE FOR 2 MINUTES (each LINES (each additional additional minute over line) plan) COMMENTS CARRIER/PLAN

AT&T WIRELESS $60 ($20) 500 (35 cents) Voice mail optional; SHARED ADVANTAGE unlimited local calls between members

CINGULAR WIRELESS $67 ($17) 500 (35 cents) Free long distance; FAMILY TALK available on any home plan from 150 ($30) to 3,000 ($200) minutes

SPRINT PCS $70 ($10) 450 (40 cents) Free long distance; also FAMILY PLANS 1,000 minute plan ($95 for two phones)

VERIZON WIRELESS $65 ($20) 450 (40 cents) Plans from 300 ($35) to FAMILY SHAREPLAN 1,300 ($100) minutes; includes 250 local mobile- to-mobile minutes

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