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Talk Isn't Cheap . . .

. . . so you'd better shop around to get the most for your money.

This story appears in the January 1998 issue of

If you're like most small-business owners who run their shows from home, you need to be available all the time--no matter where you are. Pagers, cellular phones, e-mail, voice mail, fax machines . . . we have every tool imaginable to keep us in touch. With more homebased businesses than ever demanding a wider range of services, telecommunications companies large and small are preparing to do everything they can to lure those dollars to their pockets. But before we get into how they intend to achieve this, let's discuss why they're able to.

Cassandra Cavanah is a contributing editor of Portable Computing Direct Shopper magazine and has reported on the computer industry for eight years.

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