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Cellphone usage growing in Iraq

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In war-torn Iraq, cellphones are becoming a primary means of communication between people. In fact, text messaging has become all the rage. According to this New York Times story, there are now over 7 million cellphone subscribers in Iraq, and some folks are paying over $800 to get one. The fact that regular telecommunication functionality being spotty at best certainly plays into this development. Unfortunately, cellphones are not being used just to say or text message "hello." They are also being used by insurgents to communicate with each other as well as the detonation of bombs. It just goes to show you that these devices can't choose their users.
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