Radio & Satellite

80% Of American Public Does Not Support Government Mandated FM Tuners In Cell Phones

Cell-phones In retaliation to the survey that the National Association of Broadcasters conducted—that showed 78% of the American public would consider paying a one-time fee of 30¢ to gain access to local radio stations through the built-in cell phone chip—the Consumer Electronics Association has carried out their own survey. In it, they report that 70% of cell and smart phone users are not interested in receiving FM radio broadcasts on their phones. More damning still, CEA survey found that 80% does not support a government mandate that would force manufacturers to include an FM tuner in mobile phones.

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