Saturday, April 3, 2010

Message from MP / DIRTY ELECTRICITY PLAGUE / Cellphone towers / Bucks County PA Public Libraries / Bane or Boon? / Winning (or losing) schools

W.E.E.P. News
Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News
3 April 2010

Be Mobile Without Risk

Milind Deora, Apr 3, 2010, 12.00am IST
A young boy was killed recently when the electronic discharge from his cellphone came in contact with a high-tension overhead wire. Tragic as it was, the incident brought into sharp focus a related issue we've been silent on for too long: cellphone radiation exposure may well be a serious health hazard. After preliminary inquiries,  I urged the telecommunications ministry to make it mandatory for all cellphone companies
to clearly communicate the potential dangers of cellphone radiation exposure. Both the radiation from handsets and tower-based antennas carrying the signals are already the subject of numerous studies linking prolonged cellphone use to brain tumours, genetic damage and other serious conditions.
Disconcertingly, children and young adults below 18 who constitute a major chunk of the cellphone market are especially vulnerable because their thinner and more porous skulls make it easier for radiation to penetrate the mid-brain. By the time they reach their 20s and 30s they would have exposed themselves to enough radiation for the effects, if any, to show.
Ultimately, research must continue to determine whether or not radiation emitted from cellphones and phone antennae causes brain tumours. But everyone agrees that when the endpoint is a cancer that can take decades to form, we are talking about waiting 10 or 20 years for an answer. I find that unacceptable, especially with lives on the line. So let's turn this around, err on the side of caution and take pre-emptive policy measures now before we cross the Rubicon and have an unprecedented potential health crisis on our hands.
It is not my intention to stir up a hornet's nest and cause undue alarm; we desperately want our cellphones to be safe. Our lives are so thoroughly integrated with wireless technology that we don't want to think about the impact. I will still use my cellphone after having written this and i suspect everyone else will after reading it. But my fear is that, just as with cigarette smoking, if there is indeed a cumulative risk to using a mobile phone, it is possible that users won't be aware of it until it's too late. The science may be inconclusive but that doesn't mean the threat isn't real.
Have we seen enough red flags to justify public warnings even as we wait for the science to evolve? International precedent ought to be instructive here.
Governments across the European Union have enacted new safety standards related to electromagnetic radiation. The French government warns against excessive use of mobile phones, especially by children. Germany advises its citizens to minimise cellphone and Wi-Fi use, and the European Environment Agency wants exposures to be reduced. Several other nations have recommended measures to minimise exposure and advise limited use for children.
Here in India, the Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC, the technical arm of the department of telecommunications) proposes that manufacturers display the specific absorption rate or SAR level of their cellphones in the handset menu and comply with global emission standards. The TEC also proposes that cellphone ads not feature children and pregnant women. I welcome these preliminary guidelines but i think we may need to go beyond them. SAR levels can vary widely and, in any case, the jury is still out on whether that is the right metric to measure cellphone safety. Cellular damage, it seems, can even occur at low temperature levels that would not register on the SAR scale.
The cellphone industry must share the responsibility of risk communication and management. It is critical to do so in a domestic market projected to reach 600 million cellphone subscribers in a year's time including huge swathes of unaware and illiterate consumers in rural and remote corners that manufacturers have successfully penetrated. It also has to be said that insensitive practices of industry in siting base stations within sight of schools and hospitals and whose antennas appear to be aimed directly at buildings where people live, is unacceptable and bound to raise a public outcry.
By the same token, government in conjunction with the scientific community must evolve a credible communications strategy and give the public a sensible assessment of safety and risk.
It is time we had an honest and robust debate about this both in Parliament and in the public square and find creative solutions to address public fears and mitigate the risk. This will require a sustained and joint effort by all stakeholders including industry, government and the public.
The choices are difficult but the costs of action and inaction could be a game changer. No one can know what the "right" decisions will be, but i do know that policy must decide that question. This is a job for democratic politics, informed by, but not shackled to, an insightful but imperfect scientific enterprise. We need to find ways of making cellphone use safer and limit usage by children certainly but we'll never get to that stage if we don't acknowledge the potential dangers first. In the meantime, i'm going to take a cue from the nearest teenager: texting and tweeting is safer than talking.
( The writer is a member of Parliament.)


Posted on April 1st, 2010 in Breast Cancer Stories
"… the 20th century epidemic of the so called diseases of civilization including cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes and suicide was caused by electrification not by lifestyle.  A large proportion of these diseases may therefore be preventable."(i)
Released in the year 2000 a study of 44,788 sets of twins from Sweden, Denmark and Finland concluded that environmental factors were the initiating event in the majority of cancers.(ii)  The strongest contender and most likely culprit is artificial (man-made) electromagnetic radiation.
The pieces of the puzzle were finally pieced together by a ground-breaking study in 2008. Two highly qualified men aided by a school teacher were given unauthorised access into a school where there was a cancer cluster.  Threats of unlawful trespass to the distinguished doctor and a letter of reprimand to the teacher were issued.  When the teachers from the school filed a complaint, the progressive California Department of Health intervened. Finally, a study was conducted with the highest integrity, and able to break through the red tape and politics that usually accompanies dirty electrical environments. 
The study showed that dirty electricity – a potent universal carcinogen – caused the cancers in the school and that the high levels of dirty electricity measured at the electrical outlets in the classrooms accurately predicted a teacher's cancer risk. 
Of no surprise, breast cancer was amongst the 18 cancers in the 137 teachers at this school as breast tissue is the most sensitive tissue in the body and the most sensitive to artificial (man-made) radiation.  Being a very high risk disease today one would assume that a possible cause of this disease, let alone a probable cause – would be widely disseminated and acted on promptly.  Sadly this is not the case.
Why is it that an associate professor can submit testimonies for women for court cases in Canada reporting how a dirty electrical environment can cause breast cancer yet women continue to remain uninformed on the involvement of dirty electricity with this potentially deadly health issue?  Dirty Electricity (DE) is taking away women's breasts with working at computers a high risk factor. 
Are our experts really so uninformed or is it because breast cancer affects so many women that the information is so widely resisted with suggestions of 'random change' and 'coincidence'?   Breast cancer today affects 1 in 7 women yet when individual cases of breast cancer or breast cancer clusters in women occur, various reproductive factors are also taken into account which makes it easier to discount role that EMFs play in causing breast cancer.
When Professor Bruce Armstrong who led the breast cancer cluster investigation at the ABC TV studios in Brisbane Queensland was questioned on national television in August 2007 on the frustration of some of the women who felt that the proper investigations were not carried out before all the equipment was taken out, he admitted: "It is very important to do the investigations properly, and indeed we did have a problem with the ABC with the fairly quick decision to remove people from the site. It did mean that some of the measurements we wanted to do were not complete, and I do understand how the women feel in that respect; they don't feel that it's been done satisfactorily…"(iii)
When, in 2001, three men in one small office developed breast cancer, Dr Sam Milham testified for the men in their 2003 court case, arguing that their cancers were caused, in part at least, by EMFs emanating from an electrical vault next to a basement office where the men worked.(iv) In 1997, Dr Thomas Erren, MPH, had noted that an association between ELF EMFs and breast cancer is supported in men.(v)   Breast cancer in men is rare, usually 1:100,000. 
In 2008, it was reported that there were 108 breast cancer clusters in the USA with another currently in San Diego.  In Australia, currently I am aware of breast cancer cluster occurrences at the ABC TV studios Brisbane, Concord Hospital Sydney, Adelaide Women's and Children's Hospital Adelaide, in Gin Gin Western Australia, and possible breast cancer clusters at Sydney Airport and many other locations where I have been informed by women who are worried but are too scared to bring attention to it for fear of losing their employment.
It was virtually impossible for a woman in the South of the United States of America in the 1940s to develop breast cancer but when she moved to a city that had electricity, her risk increased.  These cancer clusters serve to show us what is happening silently on a daily basis in everyone's lives. The adults and children of today have already been affected by EMFs.  It is not only the fields from power lines and substations that are of concern; dirty electricity is running through virtually every building on the planet. This potent carcinogen is invisible and silent, secretive and subtle.
Many different types of artificially created radiation have been woven into our daily lives.  Dirty electricity explains why professional and office workers have high cancer incidence rates.(vi)  People in their own homes must also protect themselves.
There have been thousands of studies of EMFs, more so than with any other health issue. In 1997, Dr Erren commented that there are more epidemiological studies that link cancer to these fields than to environmental tobacco smoke.(vii)
History has shown that the western world with its vested interests is slow to inform citizens about toxic agents and help protect them. The 'dirty electricity' pandemic is no stranger to inaction, as were the asbestos, lead, acid rain, DDT, PCB and tobacco-smoking public health issues before it. Illness from asbestos was first seen around 1900, recognised as an occupational hazard in 1936 yet it was not until 1995 that its production, use, and import was banned in Australia.
Prevalent even more so in our personal environments since the oil embargo of 1973 – which changed the way our electrical equipment operated – and the rise of the computer age, the latest research indicates that dirty electricity is the underlying cancer menace and has been since the beginning of the electrical distribution system.
The contention that the fields from electricity can harm has a history replete particularly in the area of breast cancer with destroyed careers and tarnished reputations involving scientists who have sought to help the people, and with so-called experts who have colluded with the forces going against the precautionary principle of public health: first, do no harm.
In his assessment for the journal of the Royal Institute of Public Health in the UK, Dr Stephen J. Genuis reported that vested interests have been effective in delaying restrictive EMF legislation. He also noted that claims of environmental harm have been challenged by researchers who fail to disclose covert ties to industry, that economic interests exert undue influence on medical journals, and that some editors and journal staff have suppressed publication of scientific results that are adverse to the interests of industry.(viii)
Today it is quite widely accepted that the electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from electricity(ix)  can cause childhood leukaemia.  (The reason why childhood leukaemia has been studied is because the strongest evidence for a cancer is that the same cancer is significantly elevated in children).   The WHO conservatively classified these EMFs as a Class 2b carcinogen in 2001 based on 6 epidemiological studies for childhood leukaemia.
Why is it though, that authorities continue to resist so heavily the contention that EMFs can cause breast cancer? There are 18 epidemiological studies (not 6 as in the case of leukaemia), showing an increased risk of breast cancer with occupational EMF exposure and unlike for childhood leukaemia where experimental studies neither support nor refute the association the magnetic fields, for breast cancer experimental studies (both in vivo and in vitro) show a cause and effect relationship and point to possible mechanisations of action which leukaemia does not.(x)  Any study into breast cancer has significant ramifications for all of us.
Louis Slesin comments that the important papers documenting the effect these EMFs have on the hormone melatonin and the drug Tamoxifen were left out in the WHO EMF Project – a 365-page document with over 1000 references.(xi)
The outcome of the report on the current breast cancer cluster at the University of California, San Diego will be of interest as Louis Slesin, editor of 'Microwave News' comments that Leeka Kheifets – professor-in-residence, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, who has a position at the University of California, Los Angeles – has spent most of her professional career either directly or indirectly working for the Electric Power Research Institute, an arm of the electric utility industry.
There is no doubt dirty electricity is taking away our breasts.
All females should be informed about the different types of radiation.
All females should be informed about why we should not voluntarily irradiate our breast and how not to remain an unsuspecting recipient.
All females should be informed how to protect themselves in their workplace and in their homes.
All females taking the drug Tamoxifen should be informed on the EMF research.
All females should be informed as to the importance of moving to a lower voltage area in their workplace to prevent breast cancer, if they already have breast cancer or are recovering from breast cancer.  Two of the three women who developed breast cancer in the Bell Canada workplace court case died on returning to the workplace.  The one who refused to return to work survived.
All females should be informed as to why working at computers puts them more at risk of breast cancer.  Little did women realise that burning their underwire bras in the 1970s women's movement could have saved many breasts from being removed.   Was this an instinctive move as the rise of the computer age has coincided with the dramatic increase in breast cancer?
~ Donna Fisher
Editor's Note: This article comprises edited extracts from Donna Fisher's two books, "Silent Fields: The Growing Cancer Cluster Story When Electricity Kills…" and "More Silent Fields: Cancer and the Dirty Electricity Plague The Missing Link…" available from the publisher Joshua Books

(i) Milham S, Historical evidence that electrification caused the 20th century epidemic of "diseases of civilization" Med Hypotheses (2009), doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2009.08.032
(ii) Lichtenstein P, Holm NV, Verkasalo PK, Iliadou A, Kaprio J, Koskenvuo M et al., "Environmental and heritable factors in the causation of cancer: Analyses of cohorts of twins from Sweden, Denmark, and Finland", N Engl J Med 2000; 343:78-85
(iii) Professor Bruce Armstrong, interviewed on 9am with David & Kim, Channel 10, Australia, August 7, 2007
(iv) Slesin L, News & Comment, Microwave News, July 22, 2004,; also see Milham S, MD, MPH, "A cluster of male breast cancer in office workers", Am J Indust Med 2004 Jun10; 46(1):86-87
(v) Erren T, MD, MPH, "Epidemiological Studies of EMF and Breast Cancer Risk: A Biologically Based Overview", in: Stevens, Wilson and Anderson, The Melatonin Hypothesis, op. cit., p. 731
(vi) Milham S, Historical evidence that electrification caused the 20th century epidemic of "diseases of civilization" Med Hypotheses (2009), doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2009.08.032
(vii) Erren, in: Stevens, Wilson and Anderson, The Melatonin Hypothesis, op. cit., p. 729
(viii) Genuis SJ, "Fielding a current idea: exploring the public health impact of electromagnetic radiation", Public Health 2007, doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2007.04.008
(ix) Extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields – ELF EMF
(x) Havas M, Report to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, Breast Cancer and Occupational Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields, Expert Testimony: Breast Cancer and EMF November 18, 2008 Pages 4-7
(xi) "When Enough is Never Enough: A Reproducible Effect at 2mG-12mG
City residents oppose cellphone towers
Written by Lorato Khobetsi
Thursday, 01 April 2010 08:48
Not all Namibians are aware of the dangers of Base Transmitter Stations (BTS) and as a result have unknowingly been exposed to cancer, fertility impairment and sleeping disorders.
This was until Bowker Hill residents objected against MTC's (Namibia's largest telecommunications operator) plans to construct a BTS in that area.
"Currently serious gaps in [City of Windhoek]council rulings allow a BTS to go up without adequate scrutiny. Uninformed citizens often welcome installations near them. We hope that any new policy before the council will address health concerns on behalf of the citizens, and not in conflict with the interest of citizens.
Currently there does not seem to be any independent expert input. The input that is there, is supplied mainly by the telecommunications industry itself," said Anita Brandt, spokesperson for The Bowker Hill Conservancy Group.
However, Albertus Aochamub, the general manager of corporate affairs at MTC, said those against BTS seem to forget that Namibia is not the only country where such technology exists and that MTC does not make policies on the siting of BTS.
"Whilst we respect every citizen's right to freedom of expression, due care also needs to be taken to present a balanced view of reality to the advancements of all Namibians. MTC will not consciously damage the health of our population," he added.
There is a need for a policy on BTS siting that will protect citizens from being exposed to harmful effects, Brandt said in response.
She said a BTS should not be located in "sensitive areas" for example near homes and schools.
"We are also not against development or cellphone towers, we all use cellphones and need cellphone masts. But we are asking the City of Windhoek to take the lead on the continent as it has in so many other areas by formulating a BTS siting policy that encourages development but also protects at the same time," said Brandt.
MTC was recently forced to stop constructing a cellphone tower on the Bowker Hill [Klein Windhoek] when residents of the area through legal channels objected to the siting of such a tower in their area.
But according to Aochamub, no construction was stopped, it was only delayed because of the residents' objections and construction will continue once all technicalities are resolved with the City officials. "If it is true that MTC wants to commence construction again, we can prove that the majority of residents around Bowker Hill does not want a mast, as Klein Windhoek and Ludwigsdorf already have cellphone reception. In Eros Park, construction actually started and had to be stopped after objections," said Brandt.
Liz Sibindi, acting manager: corporate communication & tourism at the City of Windhoek declined to comment on the matter.
Dear Martina Kominiarek

Executive Director, Bucks County Public Libraries, Pennsylvania, USA:
I had the opportunity to visit two of the libraries in Bucks County on my recent visit there last month in March of 2010.
Unfortunately, after entering these libraries I quickly started to feel ill with nausea, brain fog, and pressure in my brain, among a number of other very unpleasant symptoms.
Fortunately (or unfortunately) for me I am aware of what is the cause behind these ill feelings: WiFi (aka Wireless Fidelity ) systems installed in your libraries -- which pump out a continuous stream of digitally modulated microwave radiation -- in order to allow people to access the Internet with their computers without any wires.
Now, I am sure that you and many others -- without having considered the possible hazards that this technology poses -- believe that this is the next best thing to sliced bread. However, regardless of its convenience, there is a darker side to this picture.
There is a rapidly increasing number of people worldwide who are aware that they are reacting adversely to electromagnetic radiation and they have been labeled as having electrosensitivity (ES) or electrohypersensitivity (EHS). Having said that, I strongly suspect that an even larger majority are experiencing symptoms without being aware of the actual cause. In the years since we have seen an increase in this technology, we have also seen a large increase in a number of illnesses and there is a growing body of scientific evidence (and despite the wireless industry's disinformation campaign) connecting these to increasing exposures to electromagnetic radiation. Among these are Autism, ADD, ADHD, Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, Insomnia, Depression, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Allergies, cancer, and the list goes on.
I did print out a number of articles documenting the effects of WiFi and even the actions in France where these systems have been disconnected and dismantled in many libraries and schools -- and asked the librarian there to hand them to you. I do not know whether or not you have received these, but I am posting below the links to many of these articles in PDF format. Please do take the time to read them.
The following was on a program about WiFi on the BCC Panorama. Please do take the time to watch it:
I urge you to consider taking immediate action -- based on the above information -- for a library should be a place to develop one's brain and not to destroy it.
Kind regards,
Art Kab
Associate Professor
Utsunomiya University,
Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture JAPAN


Radio Waves Bane or Boon?

Material Geek on April 02nd, 2010
The evolution of man into the wisest beings in this universe can be considered as the natural blessings, but his mental, spiritual and technical developments are result of his struggle, efforts and endeavor. We have seen that technology evolves with the development of human society. Right from the pre historic time's technology from the use of fire to agriculture have been the important landmarks, with the success of each technology the rate of development has also increased.  
      Communication being one such landmark has also penned down a history for itself. From pigeons fly to 3G, communication has treaded a long way. The amelioration and progress in this field has squeezed the entire world in to the global village. 
           However the other side of this has got an entirely different story to tell, the indiscreet use of communication technology has done more bad than good to our present society. 
      Over the years the bird population has seen massive decrease due to the presence of Radio frequency (RF) waves in the environment, these RF waves are electromagnetic waves leading to the heating of body which has eventually affected avian creatures.            
      Not only this our human population is also at the verge of experiencing detrimental effects of RF waves, today we have lakhs of mobile phone towers called base stations (BS) run by dozen of mobile operators in India, each of them radiating dangerous electromagnetic radiation in this atmosphere, studies show that exposure to electromagnetic field (EMF) so created has got adverse health effects it causes detectable impairment in the health of the exposed individual or in his or her offspring.   
         Exposure to electromagnetic fields at frequencies above about 100 kHz can lead to significant absorption of energy and temperature increases. Resulting in highly non-uniform deposition and distribution of energy within the body, considerable controversy surrounds the possibility of link between exposure to EMF and an elevated risk of cancer. After in-depth research and development there has been found an association between childhood cancer mortality and Radio Waves, leukemia contributes about one third of all cancers in children below the age of fifteen (15) proximity of home to power, TV, RF distribution lines generating high current configuration is suspected as a main reason behind this menses.
      Another mind-boggling finding is that X-ray examinations during pregnancy i,e prenatal exposure of the mother through diagnostic X-ray procedures also revealed a clear exposure risk relationship.      
      Some study refers to the psychological risks which can be directly associated with the siting of a particular technology, say a mobile phone base station tower next to a school or residential community, psychological risk include change in blood and urine chemistry, changes in cardiovascular reactivity, skin conductance and sleep patterns it can also make victim to less resistant to infectious diseases with fragile immune system. Under conditions of partial body exposure to intense EMF, significant thermal damage can occur in sensitive tissues such as the eye and testis. At very high frequencies (10-300GHz) absorption of electromagnetic energy is largely confined to the epidermal layers of the skin, subcutaneous tissue, and the outer part of the eye.      
      To protect this living world from the adverse effects of RF waves, majority of European and other developed nations are being governed by the "International Council on non-ionizing radiation protection" (ICNIRP). In this country DoT has asked Mobile operators to give self certification, DoT has also desired to monitor the emission level as per ICNIPR standards. Thanks to DoT for at least reminding them for this, but how honest they would remain towards this certificate we all know. There preference goes to cheap and speedy network spreading which will yield them maximum profits. Like one of leading cellular operator "Bharti", is busy in churning hundreds of corers as their net profit every quarter, however it is not known to what extend (ICNIRP) parameters are being followed by such mobile operators in India.      
      Though in our country Telecom Regulatory Authority of India exists but up till now it has proved to be completely inapt in dealing with the irregularities in its rules and regulations, so much so that most of the existing cellular operators are radiating frequencies beyond what they are licensed for.    
        One important thing that can be summarized from the above discussion is that before the application of any new technology it's validity with the perspective of human society needs to be verified. Because a detrimental technology may give us thousands of comforts but in the long run gives birth to equal quantum of impairment which are disastrous for this only living planet called earth.
      Kusum R Bhatt
Dear all,
This is a very disturbing trend that will lead to more tumors and more people getting sick from cell phones.
We need to start getting funding to measure the changes in brain and other tumors that are going to occur in these "winning" schools.
It reminds me of the Chinese story of the man who won a horse that crippled his son, which then kept his son out of the army, etc.  Winning isn't always good and losing isn't always bad.
A Second North Carolina School Earns A Share of $1 Million From U.S. Cellular's 2010 Calling All Communities Campaign
B.F. Grady Elementary School's Victory to be Featured on Lifetime Television
ALBERTSON, N.C., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Is there something in the water or is it the school spirit? Whatever the case, North Carolina is on a roll. Today, B.F. Grady Elementary School was crowned the seventh champion in U.S. Cellular's Calling All Communities $1 million campaign. Just 37 miles away, Wayne Country Day School in Goldsboro cashed in last Friday.
"This is something our community will talk about forever," said B.F. Grady Principal Douglas Hill, who got the $100,000 call one day before the surprise announcement. "This whole experience fostered a lot of teambuilding among the staff. Everyone just jumped in to own this."
The school's 800-plus students, faculty, parents and community members, who had gathered for a soccer team pep rally, were caught off guard when more than 100 U.S. Cellular associates stormed the gym tossing t-shirts, 100 Grand candy bars and plenty of confetti. The spontaneous fanfare will be recounted on the popular morning show "The Balancing Act," airing on Lifetime Television. The segment will highlight various ways that companies and individuals support education.
"Albertson is one of many close-knit communities across our state that is committed to education," said Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton. "The residents worked hard to earn this win and should be very proud of this phenomenal accomplishment."
Throughout the campaign, B.F. Grady regularly appeared in the Top 10. Determined to capture as many votes as possible, they kicked their efforts into high gear soliciting support from their community of 2,200 residents and surrounding areas.
Wendy Hooks, principal of 2009 Calling All Communities winner Brogden Primary School in nearby Dudley, was on hand to celebrate the state's fourth winning school in two years – all within a 50-mile radius. Washington High School in Washington was last year's other North Carolina champion.
"We did it again," said Marcel Bekers, director of sales for U.S. Cellular. "Four winning schools in two years equal $400,000 invested in North Carolina education. That's fantastic."
The winnings can be used however the school decides. According to Hill, the school plans to allocate $10,000 to grade levels K-8 for teachers to spend, and the remaining $10,000 will be shared by the PE, music and art departments.
Calling All Communities voter participation this year nearly quadrupled with 430,000 votes cast for 6,800-plus schools nationwide. U.S. Cellular associates will continue to make random, spontaneous visits to the three remaining schools over the next few weeks. Visit or U.S. Cellular's Facebook page to view winning school results.
About U.S. Cellular
The 9,000 associates of U.S. Cellular believe a wireless phone enhances people's lives and a wireless company should be in the business of bringing people together. U.S. Cellular has a wide range of monthly plans, including those with unlimited nationwide calling, unlimited free incoming calls and options to prepay. The company made the commitment to invest more than $4.5 million in teachers and schools during 2009 and 2010. Based in Chicago, U.S. Cellular is the nation's fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier, serving 6.2 million customers across the country. To learn more about the company visit one of its retail stores or
SOURCE U.S. Cellular
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