Disposable phones could soon be joining throwaway cameras in shops across the US.
A small US firm, Hop-On, has won regulatory approval to sell the first throwaway prepaid mobile phone.
The firm plans to launch immediately, starting in Southern California and rolling out to the rest of the US over the next three months.
But some experts have questioned the viability of disposable phones, especially in an already saturated European market.
News source: BBC News - Disposable mobiles hit the shops
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