New York City Students Pay To Store Cell Phones

Cell phones are banned in New York City schools, but students cannot bear to leave them at home. So entrepreneurs have been parking trucks near schools, where students can leave their phone for a dollar a day.

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Think of this like valet parking for your car. Students in New York City have valet parking for their phones. Cell phones are banned in New York schools, but students cannot bear to be without them on the subway ride to school and back. So entrepreneurs have been parking trucks near the schools. And there you can leave your phone for a dollar a day - or about $180 per year. The minute school is out students can go back to texting or being baffled by those new Apple maps. It's MORNING EDITION.

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