Making It Easier For Old Phones To Get The Message

Companies are revved up about delivering information services to people's homes, but a big chunk of the public isn't wired to receive them. Many phone customers can't get -- or don't want -- touch-tone service. According to a household survey by Link Resources Corp., a New York-based market researcher, about 30% of U. S. households still have rotary phones or push-button phones that aren't hooked up to touch-tone service. Just 10% of households headed by someone under 25 lack touch-tone service.

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