AARP lobbies against mobile phones

Oct 11 2004 - 02:44 AM ET | In The News
The New York Times has a piece today about the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) objecting to US cellular carriers' marketing towards senior citizens. The industry is looking towards people over 65 as the last untapped market. The AARP might have enough pull to help out everyone, not just retired persons: bq. AARP is not happy with what it has heard from its members: complaints about incomprehensible service contracts, confusing bills and dead zones that are not clearly marked on coverage maps. They are the same concerns that have been expressed for years by other consumer advocates, who now have a new champion in the 35-million-member AARP.