Thursday, August 04, 2005

7-Eleven Sells Mobile Phones

From Cellphones? Over there, right next to the nachos

Jeanne Yanaro long associated 7-Eleven with Big Gulps and last-minute groceries. But late last year she turned to her local convenience store for a more substantial purchase: a cellular phone

When 7-Eleven started its own mobile phone service last year, stocking handsets on the shelves near the beef jerky and burritos, it became one of dozens of companies, many with no experience in the phone business, making a new sideline of selling mobile communications

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