A Phone For All Seasons

You can run, but you can't hide. That's the promise of a new phone service Bell Atlantic Corp. is testing in Pittsburgh. Customers will carry lightweight pocket phones that will serve as home, office, and cellular phones. That way, one phone number can be used to reach these customers anywhere, unlike the separate numbers needed today for wired and cellular calls. This is possible because the phones send out signals letting the network know where to route the calls. Several companies have sketched plans for such a system, but Bell Atlantic says it is the first to test one fully.

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