Gte Thinks Cheaper And Weaker Could Be Better

Who really needs a new kind of cordless phone that is cheaper than cellular but also limited to a small geographic range? Who indeed? Before it bankrolls a major push into a personal-communications service (PCS), GTE Corp. wants to know. Next month, GTE and several partners will begin the biggest PCS field trial ever, an 18-month test involving as many as 3,000 customers in the Tampa Bay area and another 300 in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

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