March 20, 2003 By Tod Newcombe
The EarthLink equipment augments the older generations of radios that are part of the daily life of a police officer or firefighter, according to an Earthlink spokesman. For instance, a police agency that's currently testing the gear is using it to more quickly find out who's supposed to be living inside a home that officers are staking out, he said. Under the EarthLink plan, the BlackBerry is free, but the service costs $99 a month.
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