Here Come Talk 'n' Toss Cell Phones

Sensing a big potential market, two companies are hoping to add a new kind of disposable to your shopping list

"Honey, could you run to the store and pick up some milk, cereal, and a couple of cell phones?" Sounds strange now. But two companies are preparing to roll out disposable cell phones next year, offering the devices in supermarkets, gas stations, and convenience stores around the country. The phones will function like prepaid phone cards, offering 30 or 60 minutes of airtime before you just throw them away. Price: anywhere from $10 to $30.

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