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Looking for the best cell phone service? Lend us your ears.

This story appears in the August 1998 issue of

If you're constantly on the go or simply can't afford to miss a call, cellular telephone service could become your greatest ally. For better or worse, it allows you to make or receive calls from virtually anywhere. Beware, however, because if you don't choose the right service for your needs, you may pay astronomical prices, endure scratchy calls, or find you can't use your phone in certain areas.

No matter where you live, you should have the choice of at least two providers, and as many as six if you live in a major metropolitan area. Virtually every provider offers two types of service: analog and digital.

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